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Dari/Farsi or Pashto Speaker First Friend

Start date: Ongoing
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A First Friend Mentor has the opportunity to assist in a myriad of ways. They are able to match with an individual client or family to provide community orientation and friendship. They can support numerous clients via check-in calls, deliveries, rides to appointments, navigation of grocery stores, etc. There is also the need for assistance in welcoming our newest arrivals at their temporary housing location. First friends would visit this location, checking-in on clients, directing them to a nearby grocery store, or taking them to a nearby park to socialize. 

Location:

Off-site in the Denver-Metro area, Aurora, or Northglenn/Thornton area (exact location disclosed to volunteer)

Time Commitment:

The commitment is flexible. We ask for an average of 2-4 hours per week for a minimum of 3 months. 

Skills & Qualifications:

This position is reserved for those who speak Dari, Farsi, or Pashto. It is also available to those who come from the Afghan community. (If you have a language skill and/or community connection of a different client population, please reach out as we are always looking to connect our clients!)

They may need access to a vehicle. 

Mentors should be willing to help teach clients to utilize public transportation, access different community resources and facilitate other activities geared towards achieving self-sufficiency.

Please note that volunteers must undergo a background check for which we ask a donation of $49.  All staff and volunteers at the IRC must be vaccinated against the COVID 19 virus and agree to wear a mask when interacting with clients.

Next Steps:

Sign up to indicate your interest in learning more about the First Friend Mentor program and attend an upcoming orientation here:  https://signup.com/go/ueDbSXF

Questions?

Please contact us at IRCDenver.Volunteer [at] rescue.org

 

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