Volunteer Opportunities- Fall 2022 – Spring 2023

 

 

For the Nations Refugee Outreach is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit serving refugees in the Dallas area. We offer a variety of educational programs to help refugees continue in the long process of adapting to life in the United States. We also help families adjust to life in America by advocating for them. Most importantly, we share with refugees the good news of Jesus Christ. Our three main aims are to serve refugees through education, family services, and the gospel.

 

 
 

Weekly Volunteers

Volunteers are crucial to our ministry at For the Nations, aiding in classrooms led by dedicated teachers. Weekly needs are consistently our most pressing. Semester volunteers commit to a 2-hour weekly time slot. This consistency is helpful not only to our lead teachers, but also to our students through establishing relationships and trust.
To apply as a volunteer, please fill out our online application below.

After-School Program (Kid’s Club)

The after school program serves K-8th students by filling in their education gaps in order to reach their appropriate grade levels and succeed in public school & to share the gospel of Christ with refugee children.

Volunteer Need:
Tutors to assist students with homework, practice reading, help during Bible lessons, and play games outside.We may also have opportunities to help coach soccer/teach dance. We can use as many volunteers as possible each day. Ages 15+ may volunteer, but they must fill out their own application. There is no childcare for ages 0-5, however children ages Kinder-8th can attend with their parents (they will be considered students alongside refugee children).

Times
Mondays-Thursdays | 4:00-6:00 pm

*Volunteers need only to commit to one day per week. If you cannot arrive right at 4:00, please apply anyway.*

Kids Club is currently one of our greatest volunteer needs!

Adult English Classes

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.

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

Preschool Classes

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.

Volunteer Need
Teachers’ aids each morning and afternoon. If the children’s classes have space, volunteers can bring children ages 0-5 to attend childcare. Refugee children will be prioritized for these classes. There are no spots for children ages Kinder and above.

Times
Morning session | Monday-Thursday, 9:15 – 11:15 AM
Afternoon session | Tuesday-Friday, 12:15 – 2:15 PM

Preschool is currently one of our greatest volunteer needs!

Fall/Spring Calendar
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Morning ESL/PreK 9:15-11:15 AM 9:15-11:15 AM 9:15-11:15 AM 9:15-11:15 AM
Afternoon ESL/PreK 12:15-2:15 PM 12:15-2:15 PM 12:15-2:15 PM 12:15-2:15 PM
Kid’s Club
4:00- 6:00 PM
4:00- 6:00 PM 4:00- 6:00 PM 4:00- 6:00 PM
 

 

Outreaches

Monthly outreaches are located on-site at the apartment complexes where many refugee families live, but the address is not listed for privacy reasons. These outreaches have a structure similar to a day of Vacation Bible School, usually involving a fun craft or
activity for the children, along with a Bible lesson. It’s a great way to connect with new families in the refugee community and offer them a warm welcome.

Volunteer Need
A group of volunteers to provide materials for and facilitate crafts/snacks with a group of kids.

Times
Misc. Saturdays

If you have any questions, please contact kaitlyn@ftnro.org