YMCA International Services is a unique center of the YMCA of Greater Houston that delivers client-centered programs to refugees, immigrants, and other vulnerable populations to advance their economic independence, social integration, and civic participation. The Y helps newcomers restore hope, build stability, create opportunity and change futures. YMCA International Services is continuously recognized as a leader in the Houston immigrant community.
Currently, YMCA International Services is providing a family strengthening course designed to enrich connections within families by:
1) Improving family relations
2) Reducing stress and family conflicts
3) Learning how to budget and navigate the US Financial System
The classes will be conducted in Farsi, thus we will need Farsi speakers that speak English and can assist in conducting the classes. Duties for the volunteer will include assisting in teaching the curriculum and assisting with coaching the family participants, that can include individual tutoring or teaching a small group. The Relationship Enhancement Course Farsi Interpreter will also conduct data collection by giving instructions on taking surveys and collecting demographic information from the participants of the classes.
If you are passionate about refugees and immigrants and wish to enrich the lives of these families please consider volunteering some of your time in helping us teach family principles that can lead to stronger family bonds.
This volunteer opportunity is available most mornings of the week and some afternoons.
For any questions, you can email firstname.lastname@example.org
Must be bilingual in Farsi and English
Must pass background check
Must be over 18
Eager to help the Farsi speaking community