Lutheran Family Services – Denver
|Est. Hours:||4 hours per month|
North Metro Area
Our Cultural Mentoring and Exchange program gives you the opportunity to work directly with the refugees we serve. This is a six month commitment in which you will work continuously with a family that has recently arrived into the U.S. During this time you will focus on four key points: Financial Literacy, Employment, Practical Life Skills, and Learning English. You will work on these skills to varying degrees depending on the interests and needs of the family.
While it is important that you help your refugee family with the skills listed above, your main job is to provide friendship to these new community members! We view this program as a cultural exchange, and the relationship you build with your family will be mutually beneficial.
LFS has been resettling refugees in the Rocky Mountain region since 1978, assisting refugees as they start new lives in the US to attain self-sufficiency and independence through support with housing, learning English, employment, social services, school programming, and more. As an organization approved by the US Government to also resettle Unaccompanied Refugee Minors, LFS works with foster parents from diverse ethnic and linguistic backgrounds to provide special training and support on the adjustment needs of refugee youth.
Submitting this form does not constitute a commitment, only interest in volunteering. We will reach out with more information shortly after submittal.