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Youth Support Group Volunteer

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Youth Support Group Volunteer | 2-4.5 hours per week for 1 semester

Help refugee youth integrate through social and civic engagement and group interaction

Middle School: Thursday 3-5:30

High School: Tuesday 3-5 

Location: Off-site in the Abilene area.


  • Assist with academic lessons, group discussions, activities, etc.  
  • Assist in transporting youth to and from IRC youth support groups, orientations, fieldtrips, and social and civic engagements, as applicable. (Must pass driving check and agree to driving policies)
  • Assist with group facilities set up and tear down

Ready to start?

  1. RSVP to and attend an information session.
  2. Review our current available volunteer positions and choose 3 that best fit your interests, skills, and schedule.
  3. Complete a volunteer application. You will be contacted by the Volunteer Coordinator as needs arise for your chosen position.You may be selected for an interview.
  4. Completing 2 reference checks and a background check.
  5. Once the interview is confirmed and conducted, successful interviewees will complete the necessary background checks. To protect our clients, we require background checks for all our volunteers, and we ask volunteers to make a $45 donation to cover associated costs. Currently, 92% of our funding goes directly to our clients, and your help to cover this cost allows us to continue providing the best service possible. These donations can be made at the IRC in Abilene office during normal business hours. For inquiries regarding the donation specifically, please reach out to Jen.Rogers [at] Rescue.org (subject: Volunteer%20Interest) (Jen) at (325) 675-5643.
  6. Complete onboarding training and paperwork.