IMAGINE what it would be like to arrive in a new country where you don’t know the language and are unfamiliar with the food and culture. Something as “simple” as walking into an American supermarket is certain to produce feelings of anxiety and sensory overload.
Volunteers are an essential part of Interfaith-RISE. They help clients get to medical appointments, get to know local communities and parks, serve as tutors for K-12 and ELL students, mentor job seekers, navigate public transportation, and more. I-RISE welcomes community volunteers for these roles.
Though we need all kinds of volunteers who can provide any level of commitment, we are especially in need of Lead Volunteers, those who are willing to serve as an “anchor” for a newly arrived family or individual – someone an I-RISE client can count on as their “go to” in the initial first few weeks or months after arrival, to help navigate things like that first supermarket trip.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. All volunteers are trained and background checked.
Monthly Volunteer Orientation, and Trainings (Online) – Orientation, Volunteer, and Lead/Key Volunteer Trainings are conducted on the first, second and third Thursdays of the month, respectively.
Volunteer Orientation: Rachel Druker will be conducting a one-hour virtual orientation session for new volunteers to introduce them to Interfaith-RISE and all that we do, ways to be involved, and the Refugee process of integration into American society and culture. (If you would like to become a Lead Volunteer to assist a family, please contact Rachel at email@example.com )
Day/Time: September 7, October 5, November 2, December 7, 2023, 12:30 and 6:30 pm Eastern Time
Volunteer Training: This is a more in-depth online workshop to familiarize yourself with the volunteer process and prepares participants to be equipped and ready to volunteer with our clients.
Day/Time: September 14, October 12, November 9, December 14, 2023 12:30 pm and 6:30 PM
Lead/Key Volunteer Training: This training is for individuals who are interested in learning more about being a lead/key volunteer. Leads are encouraged to act as a “friendly neighbor”, providing social support to a single family. No commitment to a family is needed prior to attending the training.
Day/Time: September 21, October 19, November 16, December 21, 2023, 12:30 pm and 6:30 pm
If you are interested in attending, please get in touch with Rachel@Interfaithrise.org
Rachel Drucker is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting. LINK WORKS FOR ALL DAYS AND BOTH TIMES.
Topic: I-RISE Volunteer Orientation
Day/Time: September 7, October 5, November 2, December 7, 2023, 12:30 pm and 6:30 pm Eastern Time
Topic: I-RISE Volunteer Training
Day/Time: September 14, October 12, November 9, December 14, 2023 12:30 pm and 6:30 pm
Topic: I-RISE Lead/Key Volunteer Training
Day/Time: September 21, October 19, November 16, December 21, 2023 12:30pm and 6:30pm
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 856 7085 1629
Join Our Volunteer Team
Fill out our volunteer form for either the I-RISE Highland Park OR the I-RISE South Jersey Office in Vineland.
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Report your volunteer hours using this short form.