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Virtual Family Mentor

Start date: Ongoing
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Position Description: Family mentors are paired with a newly arriving or recently arrived refugee individual or family. Mentors are empowered to involve clients in their lives as much as desired, with the knowledge that participation in any variety of activities will assist refugee families in their adaptation to life in the United States.

  • Meet virtually with family for at least 1 hour each week, using various platforms. Work on English, answer questions about food safety, home cleaning, etc. 
  • Teach new skills or life skills useful in the U.S. (many or our customs, daily tasks and laws are new and different).

Skills/Qualifications

All skill levels encouraged to apply. Training on various platforms will be provided and guidance on what topics to talk about will be covered.

Time Commitment

IRC requests a minimum commitment of 4-6 months of volunteering. 

If interested, please submit a volunteer application.

 

Working with the IRC: Founded in 1933 at the request of Albert Einstein, the IRC offers lifesaving care and life-changing assistance to refugees forced to flee from war or persecution. At work today in over 40 countries and 22 U.S. cities, we restore safety, dignity and hope to millions who are uprooted and struggling to endure. The IRC leads the way from harm to home.     

 

IRC resettles refugees into the Wichita community through extensive programming. We recognize that volunteers form the backbone of what we do, and we would not be successful without people like you!