It’s a new year, which for many of us brings resolutions or new commitments to form habits, make changes, and give back. If you’ve made a commitment to volunteer in your community this year, we can help! While we are looking forward to rebuilding the refugee resettlement in the coming months, we have current volunteer opportunities for you to engage with new Americans in several different ways. You can also begin the volunteer process now in preparation for more opportunities in the future to work with newly arrived refugees.
Bright Futures Afterschool Program
Virtually Volunteer with our Bright Futures Afterschool program. Help refugee elementary and middle school youth develop their English skills, provide homework assistance, participate in educational, extra-curricular and recreational activities, or lead a lesson/activity. We have opportunities during the school year at three schools in Clarkston and Stone Mountain. Our Elementary School program meets Monday through Thursday from 2:30–5:30 p.m. and our Middle School program meets Monday through Thursday from 4:00 – 6:00pm. Middle School, Monday through Thursday from 4:00–6:30 p.m. Email Kaela for more information, or begin the volunteer process here.
Mentors for Vocational Pathways (MVP)
Mentors work with clients to help them identify their career goals, provide vocational coaching, develop job readiness, and help advance professional opportunities in their desired field. All professional experience is welcome. Opportunities exist year-round and are currently virtual due to COVID-19. Email Kaela for more information, or begin the volunteer process here.
Alternative Break Trips and Customized Learning Experiences
Our Alternative Fall and Spring Breaks are an opportunity for students to go outside the norm of “traditional” vacations to engage in a week of service and dive deeper into major issues the world faces today. Alternative break trips give students the opportunity to learn about refugee resettlement and immigration in our country during a time where much attention is paid to the topic. We invite students from all universities to participate in service and education programs centered on refugee resettlement, while experiencing the beautiful and international city of Clarkston, Georgia. Contact Sudie if you’d like to learn more!