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Volunteer opportunity description


The Unaccompanied Minor's Program in our Immigration Department assists in enriching the lives of unaccompanied minors through advocacy and accompaniment.  Once a week, a group of 10 - 15 young men who are detained at local detention centers visit our main offices to meet with Case Managers. These boys, usually from Spanish-speaking countries, wait to speak with the Case Managers to discuss the traumatic circumstances behind their arrival to the United States.

We are looking for creative people to share a myriad of talents or topics to this group while they wait to meet individually with their Case Manager.  Educational topics or activities can range from:

  • Game Day: Introducing them to American Board Games
  • Show and Tell
  • Introduction to New York
  • Basic ESL class
  • Host an "Intercambio" - the kids teach the volunteer Spanish (helps them practice) and the kid practices English
  • Pet Therapy
  • The list of topics are endless!

Additional Information: Volunteers ideally would have basic Spanish-speaking skills. The youth are usually waiting for intake an entire day, so workshops can be for 4 hours, or an hour.  Volunteers will have access to a laptop, internet and project so online materials can be referenced during the workshop.

Volunteers can work with the Program Coordinator to set a schedule, but otherwise, he/she will know the arrival time of the group at least 2 weeks in advance.

Volunteers in this role should have compassion and are comfortable working with minors.

 

Requirements

Volunteers ideally would have basic Spanish-speaking skills. The youth are usually waiting for intake an entire day, so workshops can be for 4 hours, or an hour.  Volunteers will have access to a laptop, internet and project so online materials can be referenced during the workshop.

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Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese Of New York

Contact:
Amaris R. White
Director of Volunteer Services
212-371-1000
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