"Welcoming the Stranger Among Us"

Volunteer

Volunteers make resettlement so much better!

 

Donations Needed

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St. Alban's Advocates

Join the Patron of refugees, St. Alban, in prayer by spiritually adopting a refugee or refugee family. Offer prayers for their safe arrival and graces needed to adjust to a new life in the United States. You could write letters of encouragement and prayers for them. We would match you with a family and you could meet them, with a staff member, at the airport for their arrival. This would be a good time to give them the collection of letters and prayers. This is a great way to live in solidarity with our sisters and brother refugees!

In-Home English Tutor/Instructor/Class Assistant

Our BIGGEST VOLUNTEER NEED! Work individually with students (adult language learners) in an in-home or classroom setting, focusing on literacy and speaking development.

Citizenship Class Instructor/Assistant

Prepare students for the Naturalization test. No experience required, and prospective instructors will receive training. A two-month commitment is required, with approximately four hours per week of volunteer time needed.      

Refugee Mentor

Provide support to newly arrived refugees. Culture shock is unavoidable for anyone who suddenly finds him/herself living in a different society. It is especially intense among refugee populations. Having a friend from the new community does wonders in making a refugee feel welcome.

After School Tutor

Assist refugee youth (Elementary - High School) with homework which includes reading, writing, math, science, and social studies. This opportunity takes place in a group setting or in-home.

Welcoming Strangers Card Committee

Create cards for incoming refugees. Everyone appreciates a thoughtful word of welcome and encouragement. We'll provide you with translations of our clients' languages to duplicate or paste on your cards and posters. Once made, cards and posters will be placed in newly prepared apartments or given to clients when they arrive. If you're still overflowing with the spirit to welcome, you may accompany our staff as we greet clients at the airport.

Internships

For more information, please contact Michele Schrougham at mschrougham@archindy.org.

 

 

 

For further details about how to get involved and for orientation dates, please contact Beth Russell or at (317)236-1592.

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