Volunteer Types at PRSG
You will be assigned to a refugee & immigrant family. You will visit the family once a week and help them meet their varying needs. There are tasks that every family will need help with, especially at the beginning of their transition; these include, but are not limited to: making appointments, arranging for interpreters and transportation, teaching families how to use the buses and trains, and showing them where to purchase cost effective food and clothing. At PSRG we offer a customized approach for each family, so while your tasks may vary, your impact never will.
You can join at least 1 of the 6 committees of your choice, manage or assist in a program / project, or be involved in administrative work. Committees include: Benefits, Careers, Education, Finance, Housing, and Social. You will have the opportunity to combine your own expertise with the needs of the committee or program you join. Example projects: you could join the housing committee and help identify in need client families and assist them in applying for Section 8 Housing or applying for Habitat for Humanity; you could join the Education committee and help assure all client children are enrolled in school and educational issues are being addressed. You would also work with core volunteers to make sure the families have all the support they need.
You would be tutoring both families or individuals, adults or children, once per week. Most of your time will likely be focused on tutoring English to our client families, but there are also times where you may be helping the children with their school work. You may be working with the families in their homes or in a group setting. The goal is to help families improve and feel confident in their use of the English language to help them integrate into American society with greater success.
You will help when PRSG puts on special events and programs. Your duties will vary and include tasks such as: helping set up the tables and chairs, assisting client families at events, taking photos, driving families to an event, transporting goods, interpreting for families and much more. Of course, you can choose which duties you're able to do. Our regular events include: a psycho-social event (monthly/every other month), a bake sale (every other month), and special occasion events. Our on-going program is a monthly care-package distribution.