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.
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.
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).
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
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.
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.
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!
|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|
||4:00- 6:00 PM
||4:00- 6:00 PM||4:00- 6:00 PM|| 4:00- 6:00 PM
Monthly 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.
A group of volunteers to provide materials for and facilitate crafts/snacks with a group of kids.
If you have any questions, please contact email@example.com
We are now accepting summer volunteer applications! Summer programs will take place in Garland, TX from June 12, 2022-July 28, 2023. Refugee children in grades K-8 come for reading, math, and Bible programs. All volunteers must have completed 9th grade or higher. Summer volunteers commit to helping in classrooms for one week. This consists of a mandatory Sunday evening orientation, and either morning or afternoon programs Monday-Thursday. Volunteers are welcome to join for more than one week.
Children: We offer limited classroom space for volunteers’ children who have completed PreK4-8th grade. Students who have completed 9th grade or higher may submit an application to volunteer.
Note: Please sign up for a volunteer week ONLY if you are committing to attend Sunday orientation and Monday-Thursday programs. We are unable to take volunteers for partial weeks.
If you are a certified lifeguard or swim instructor and would like to teach swimming lessons to refugee children this summer, email firstname.lastname@example.org.