PAIR (PARTNERSHIP FOR THE ADVANCEMENT & IMMERSION OF REFUGEES)
What Is It?: A non-profit that improves the lives of young refugees as they face the great challenges of learning a new language and adapting to a new way of life. “Our programs assist youth in adjusting to American life, achieving academic success, and becoming self-sufficient and engaged members of our community.”
Help Needed: Serve as an after-school mentor and tutor, or help lead the middle school summer program, including field trips and other activities.
Minimum Age to Volunteer: 16. Parental permission is required if volunteer is under 18.
CORE PROGRAM VOLUNTEER
Core Program Volunteers participate in group mentoring and other activities during a set after-school program schedule from September through April. This volunteer option requires a weekly commitment for a minimum of one academic semester (fall and/or spring, though volunteers are highly encouraged to continue for a full academic year to build a better relationship with their students and increase their own skills and effectiveness). Meetings take place after school, generally between 4 PM and 6 PM.
SUMMER PROGRAM MENTOR
Mentors lead groups of middle-school-aged refugee youth in fun, engaging activities; group discussions; and field trips. Mentors are role models, promoting good behavior, learning, and fun. Commitment is for 5 days a week: July 10-28, Monday through Friday, 9:30 am-2:30 pm.