Volunteer Opportunities for Individuals
In order to guide people who have experienced disruptions and trauma from surviving to thriving, we rely on volunteers to assist us in a number of ways.
Hands On Volunteers
We have many hands-on opportunities that allow volunteers to work directly with people in need. We call these "relationship building" volunteers as they befriend, mentor and tutor the individuals and families that Inspiritus serves.
Current relationship-building volunteer needs:
Refugee Youth Career Pathways Mentors
No matter where you are from or which languages you speak, the support of a mentor can make all the difference when taking first steps on the path towards a fulfilling career. Inspiritus is excited to facilitate mentorship opportunities for refugee youth between the ages of 16 and 24. Mentors will work with refugee youth to help them identify their career goals, develop job readiness, and learn more about their field of interest. Individuals in helping professions are especially encouraged to participate. All professional experience welcome!
First Friend Cultural Mentors
Volunteer with a refugee or unaccompanied child/youth family or individual on a weekly basis for six months to a year. Practice English, provide cultural mentorship, and assist with cultural orientation.
Afterschool Program Volunteers
Volunteer with our Bright Futures Afterschool program at Clarkston High School. Help with ESOL on a weekly basis from 3:30 pm to 6:30 pm, or lead a lesson on your area of expertise. Or help out at Camp Mosaic, a summer day camp for refugee children and youth. These programs focus on building trauma resiliency.
Volunteers with working with refugees and immigrants we serve, must attend a volunteer training before getting started. Click to learn more or sign up for an upcoming orientation:
Volunteers support Inspiritus by assisting and participating at service and fundraising events, including:
MLK Day of Service (January)
Hunger Walk/Run (April)
Golf Tournaments and other Fundraising Events (throughout the year)
Support Inspiritus by volunteering in one of our 'behind the scenes' roles. Opportunities include working in one of our local offices, assisting in various administrative tasks or projects or sorting and organizing items in our Clothing Closet in Clarkston, GA.
For more information on support volunteer needs, contact Sarah Burke.