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Volunteer

It takes a village

Resettling a family is a lot of work. It takes many man hours to get a family to the places they need to go as they adapt to their new life and new routine. We are fortunate to be in a place where lots of people want to lend their support. If you live in the New River Valley and would like to be part of our organization, please contact us!

 

Volunteer Opportunities

Our group is strengthened by the diverse skills, interests, and knowledge each member contributes. We have many opportunities for new volunteers. Many of the jobs are getting done, but the volunteers doing them could use some help!  All BRP volunteers receive support --we work together as a team. There are many ways you can volunteer to support our cause. Volunteers openings change frequently, so check back for new opportunities, or subscribe to our newsletter using the contact us form!

February 2019 Volunteer Openings

Urgent Needs:

Summer Program Coordinator (Younger Kids): Lead a team of people to plan a summer program for the elementary kids within BRP families. 

Summer Curriculum Coordinator (Older Kids): Work with the education coordinators for the older kids (middle and high school age) to plan “curriculum” for the tutors to use this summer with these older students. 

Finance Liaison: Work with the family on all financial matters with the goal of moving them toward financial literacy and independence. Will include help with budgeting, financial document management, managing bills, developing financial plan for the future. 

Assistant Family Liaison: Assist the  family liaison in managing the family's needs, help coordinate the volunteers who support the family.

additional volunteers needed For:

  • Transportation: To doctor’s and dentist’s appointments, summer camps, etc. During school year, there is a need for drivers to support children's activities, such as soccer practices/games; there are needs for regular commitment as well as needs that are "one time only".

  • Childcare: During various appointments and mom's ESL classes

  • Translators: Arabic and Farsi 

  • Event coordinator: For volunteers and PR events

  • Fundraising

  • Assistant Medical Coordinator:  Help manage overall medical needs of the family, including appointments, addressing and helping family determine appropriate course of action (seek doctor's apt., manage at home)

  • Workplace Contact: Act as liaison for all those with jobs -mom, dad and 2 kids have jobs.  Act as the go between with the employers and the workers and make sure that they understand their responsibilities, etc.

  • Finance Liaison: Work with the family on all financial matters with the goal of moving them toward financial literacy and independence. Will include help with budgeting, financial document management, managing bills, developing financial plan for the future.

  • Workplace Training Program Leader:  Organize and lead a committee to provide opportunities for our adults to gain experience in a work environment either as part time workers or at least as unpaid apprentices. The committee may also work towards incorporating work place education into the ESL program by coordinating with ESL team.  

  • Jobs Coordinator: Overseeing job search for full and part time jobs for the families.