People Served/Type of Services: Life Transition Support, Refugee Resettlement
Types of Help Needed: Activities with Agency Clients
Service Opportunity Details: Co-sponsorship/mentoring: Co-sponsorship volunteer activities include welcoming new refugee families upon arrival at O’Hare Airport; in-home tutoring for children; making social visits to help the family members practice their new English skills; and raising funds to assist with their initial months of resettlement.
Volunteer Ages: Families with young children, Families with teens, Teens, Young adults, Adults, Groups
Frequency Details: Co-sponsorship of a newly resettled refugee family is an ongoing commitment lasting an average of 6 months. There is also a financial commitment with this volunteer opportunity. Kenilworth Union Church groups have co-sponsored with RefugeeOne several refugee families before.
Contact Info: Staff: Kathy Amstutz, Volunteer Coordinator, firstname.lastname@example.org 773-989-5647