Volunteer at the CNNC

The Center for New North Carolinians relies on volunteers from all walks of life to help serve our local immigrant and refugee families. Volunteering with the CNNC is a great way to serve others while building bridges between new and existing communities in the Greensboro area.

Volunteer Benefits:

  • Communicating with a multicultural population
  • Increasing cultural competence
  • Increasing foreign language skills
  • Networking with professionals and other agencies across Guilford County
  • Enhancing resume with volunteer experience

For questions or to volunteer, contact the Volunteer and Intern Coordinator, Hoda Abdelfattah at hhabdelf@uncg.edu.

Apply to be a Volunteer with the CNNC: Volunteer Application

Check out our volunteer spotlight!

Meet Priyanka Rai who was selected as the Volunteer of the Month for October 2023 for her outstanding performance at the Community Enrichment Center. In October, Priyanka dedicated 11 hours of her time to tutoring and supporting immigrant and refugee kids. Her care, passion, and support were very inspiring and we are so grateful for all her past and ongoing efforts. During her time with the Community Enrichment Center, Priyanka has “enjoyed making friends with other staff and getting to know the kids. Everyone was so nice, and I felt welcomed.”

Her advice for new volunteers is that “you never know what they [people] might be going through. Therefore, always be nice and open-minded toward everyone.”

Karol Leiva was selected as the Volunteer of the Month for October 2023 for her outstanding performance at Oakwood Forest Center. In October, Karol dedicated 27 hours of her time to tutoring and supporting immigrant and refugee kids. Her care, passion, and support were very inspiring and we are so grateful for all her past and ongoing efforts. During her time with the Oakwood Forest Center, Karol has “enjoyed interacting with kids from different cultures and doing activities after the homework. I enjoyed building relationships with them and the welcome that they give me when I come to the center.”

Her advice for new volunteers is that “They should be patient with the kids because some of them don’t speak English which can take some time to translate the homework in a way they can understand.”

Check back regularly for more volunteer spotlights.

Volunteer sites include:

Community Centers

Our community centers are located in immigrant and refugee neighborhoods where we are able to offer a variety of programs and services including youth programs, employment classes, case management, cultural brokering, advocacy, and more.

Volunteers help with:

  • After-school tutoring immigrant and refugee children (k-12)
    • Oakwood Forest Community Center: Monday – Fridays 2:30 – 5:30 pm
    • Community Enrichment Center: Monday – Friday 3:00 – 6:00 pm
  • Beautification projects at the centers including cleaning and organizing supplies
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Thriving at Three

Assures that Latinx immigrant children in Greensboro have a positive and strong foundation from birth to three years old. The program delivers long-term at-home services to at-risk families until the child’s third year partnering with the parents to provide direct intervention, parenting education, group meetings, case management, referrals, and care coordination.

Volunteers help with:

  • Supervising and facilitating activities with Latinx kids aged 0-3 years.
  • The activities will be held at Guilford College United Methodist Church every Thursday from 10:30 am-1:00pm.

Apply to be a Volunteer with the CNNC: 

Volunteer Application