Ways to Serve
Virtual English Language Conversation
Partner with a newly-arrived individual or family to offer friendship and English language practice! With social distancing measures in place, it is more important than ever to support new arrivals as they get to know our community. Meetings currently take place weekly over virtual platforms between partners. Meeting times are flexible according to client and volunteer schedule. No previous experience teaching English required.
Requirements: volunteer orientation and background check, minimum 6 month commitment of 3 hours/week.
Welcome Teams are groups of individuals that set up homes for new refugee arrivals. Groups commit to collecting all of the furniture and home supplies as well as stocking the pantry before a family arrives. A Welcome Team can be a congregation, a service club, a neighborhood association, a family, or any type of group that has the capacity and desire to complete a home set up.
Each team coordinator (s) are required to attend a Welcome Team orientation where information will be provided about resettlement and the logistics and expecations of a team. We also have many tips, resources, and suggestions for teams as they consider how they will procure, store, and deliver items.
Our staff receives a notification 1-3 weeks in advance of each refugee arrival, so the Welcome Team must be able to mobilize in a relatively short amount of time. Teams are expected to coordinate all of their own logistics with the support of our Volunteer Coordinator.
Help us turn empty spaces into welcoming homes! For more specific questions regarding Welcome Teams, please contact Zoe Maani at firstname.lastname@example.org and complete our Volunteer Application below.
Requirements: Welcome Team orientation and completion of required volunteer paperwork, time commitment varies based on each team's capacity and amount of notice before a refugee arrival.
Is your organization, congregation, business, or other group interested in learning more about refugee resettlement and ways to support our newest neighbors in Greensboro? Invite a speaker from CWS to attend your (virtual) event! We'd love to share more about our work and ways you can be involved. Contact email@example.com for more information.