Opening Doors for New Americans since 1882
Program: Refugee Resettlement
Minimum Time Requirements: 4-6 hours per week; 3 continuous months.
Brief Description: Volunteers living in Northeast Philadelphia and South Philadelphia will collaborate with refugees to find and share community resources, such as places of worship, culturally-appropriate grocery stores, ESL classes, etc.
Will travel be required? Yes. This position requires travel within the city of Philadelphia, primarily South and Northeast Philadelphia. Access and ability to drive a car or comfort in taking public transportation including buses required.
Are there language needs? No, although preference will be given to those who speak Arabic, Farsi, Swahili, and Nepali.
Will training be provided? No formal training is necessary but you are required to attend a Refugee Team Volunteer Orientation.
All volunteers must have PA Criminal Record, Child Abuse Clearances, and FBI Criminal Background checks completed before starting ($28 total).