Volunteer

Weekly Volunteers

Volunteers are crucial to our ministry at For the Nations. For many of our daytime programs, we offer free on-site childcare and preschool for the children of our volunteers. Fall volunteers commit to a 2-hour weekly time slot on the same day each week throughout the semester. We have three different volunteer opportunities:
Fall/Spring Calendar

Childcare and PreK are offered during all adult ESL classes

Morning ESL/PreK
M-Th, 9-11am

Afternoon ESL/PreK
T-F, 12:05pm-2:05pm

Citizenship
Tuesdays, 11am-12pm

Kids Club
M-Th, 4:15-6pm

Kids Club Tutor

We offer tutoring programs for elementary-aged refugee children, where we help with their homework and present the gospel story of redemption at every club meeting. Kids Club runs Monday-Thursday from 4:00-6pm. Join us as a tutor to help with homework; we can use as many volunteers as possible each day! Children from K-8th may participate; high school children may help tutor. No childcare for ages 0-5.

Adult English Class Aide  

Our ESL classes have 7 different levels of speaking and reading, with an 8th level of GED preparation to help refugees pass the GED test and get their high school equivalent. Our classes are taught by experienced teachers and utilize volunteers as teachers’ aids in each level, both mornings and afternoons. Childcare for ages 0-5 is provided.

Morning session | 9-11am
Afternoon session | 12:05-2:05pm

Preschool Aide

In preschool, our 3 and 4-year-olds learn fine and gross motor skills, social skills, pre-reading and math skills, and of course, the gospel of Christ! Preschool classes are taught by a full-time teacher and utilze teachers’ aids each morning and afternoon. Childcare for ages 0-5 is provided.

Morning session |  9-11am
Afternoon session | 12:05-2:15pm

Fall/Spring Calendar
Childcare and PreK are offered during all adult ESL classes.
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Morning ESL/PreK 9-11am 9-11am 9-11am 9-11am
Afternoon ESL/PreK 12:05-2:05pm 12:05-2:05pm 12:05-2:05pm 12:05-2:05pm
Citizenship TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD
Kids Club 4:15-6pm 4:15-6pm 4:15-6pm 4:15-6pm

 

To apply as a volunteer, please fill out our online application below.

If you have any questions, please contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Lauren Kirkpatrick.

Welcome Teams

Welcome Teams are groups of 10-15 volunteers from a single church that are assigned to a new refugee family. The welcome team greets the family at the airport upon arrival, sets up their new apartment, and helps them through their first month in the U.S. Teams are sometimes able to form a relationship with the new family that extends beyond an initial four- week commitment. If you are interested in applying to welcome a new family, click below.