Good Neighbor volunteers provide practical support and life skills to those who have been forced to flee their homelands: refugees, asylum-seekers, and humanitarian displaced people. This can be done as an individual, family or church team.
Host homes. Short-term hosts provide housing to refugee individuals and families for 1 to 14 days when we are unable to find housing right away. Long-term hosts house an individual or family while they are in transition or unable to afford a home on their own. Interested? Fill-out this form
English tutoring. Volunteers come alongside immigrant families to build friendship, share stories and help with literacy and English skills.
Befriend families through the avenue of homework help. Reading, writing, math, science - if tutoring in one of these subjects sounds fun, we have many families eager for your help! Spend time getting to know school-age kids while providing practical support.
Learning how to access and use technology is of critical importance for our new neighbors. Whether paying bills or finding employment, refugees and immigrants rely on technology to begin rebuilding their lives in the U.S. The Technology Empowerment Program partners volunteers with individuals eager to learn technology basics.
Your willingness to help our staff or other volunteers with your interpretive skills will enable newly arrived refugee families & individuals to receive needed support during critical moments in cultural adjustment. We need volunteer interpreters for these languages (these are suggestions, not limited to the following): Somali, French, Lingala, Swahili, Tshiluba, and Kikongo (Kituba)
Media volunteers help us by taking photos, producing videos, creating graphics to assist us in spreading the good word of what we are doing.
Support our staff by organizing our warehouse of household items, made available to our refugee families.
Provide a warm welcome to an arriving refugee family by helping to prepare their first home in Minnesota. Along with our staff, help deliver and assemble beds, furniture and other household items.
Assist new arrivals as they overcome the barrier of transportation by teaching them how to ride the bus to the grocery store, English class, or to meet with their job counselor.
Arrive Ministries is a refugee resettlement agency providing essential services and practical assistance to refugees and immigrants to advance self-sufficiency. We mobilize volunteers, in partnership with local churches, to extend love and friendship to our new neighbors to promote thriving in a new homeland.
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