International Rescue Committee (IRC Denver)

Family Mentor

6 month minimum

Project Term: n/a
Est. Hours: 2-4 hours/week
Locations: Aurora
Jefferson County

Family mentors work one-on-one with a refugee family or individual to ease their transition in their new community. Mentors will focus on a refugee’s English acquisition, socialization of American culture, and integration into the local community. Based on each client’s needs and relationship, mentors and mentees can cook together, schedule medical appointments, visit local attractions, parks, farmer’s markets, the library and museums.

Off-site in the Denver Metro area (exact location disclosed to volunteer)

Time Commitment:
This position requires a minimum commitment of six months with 2-4 hours per week.

Skills & Qualifications:
The Family Mentor volunteer must have a strong desire to work with diverse populations and demonstrate patience with English language learners. Mentors should be willing to help teach clients to utilize public transportation, access different community resources and facilitate other activities geared towards achieving self-sufficiency.

The International Rescue Committee (IRC) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit humanitarian organization that works in the U.S. and around the world to help people whose lives and livelihoods have been shattered by conflict and disaster as they survive, recover and regain control of their future. We are one of the nine national resettlement agencies that partner with the U.S. Department of State/Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration (PRM) to provide services to refugees approved for resettlement through the U.S. Refugee Admissions Program.