January 2013 Volunteer Opportunities

Posted on January 24, 2013

After a month of turkey comas and gift wrapping marathons it is time to jump back into the swing of things here at theCNNC!  As the new year begins, we would love your help at the Center for New North Carolinians.  There are several ways to get involved and we can always use a few extra helping hands.

First, a BIG heartfelt thank you to all of our volunteers from the fall.  You made a huge difference in the lives of those you worked with and we are extremely grateful for the countless hours you spent tutoring, mentoring, and caring for the immigrant and refugee youth. Please consider joining us again for the spring!

As classes start, I would also like to extend an offer to visit classrooms and organization meetings and give a 15-20 minute presentation about the CNNC and how to get involved.   Whether you are teaching a service-learning class or if an organization you are a part of is interested in stopping by on a Friday for a couple hours to lead a fun activity with the kids-we are open to all volunteers and ideas and I am happy to facilitate in any way possible.  Please never hesitate to contact me!

Thanks for all of your support!

Frannie Varker

Volunteer Coordinator, CNNC

[email protected]

 In this Issue

  • After School Tutoring
  • Thriving at Three
  • Serving Adults
  • Donation Drives!

Wanted: Volunteers for After-school Program

As school has commenced, our youth programs are starting up again in full force!  Ashton Woods is already up and running and in need ofvolunteers and Oakwood and Glen Haven start next week.

The CNNC Community Centers serve over 120 immigrant and refugee youth each year, which means we need almost 100 volunteers to help them be successful in school.  You can be the change in a student’s life and assist in their academic success!

Oakwood Forest

Serving predominately Latino youth. Tutoring will start on January 14th and will be held every Monday, Wednesday and Thursday and goes from 3pm-5:30pm.

Glen Haven

Serving refugee youth from Bhutan, Burma and Liberia.  Tutoring will also start on Monday, January 14th and will run Monday-Friday 3:00-5:30pm.

Ashton Woods

Our  Avalon Center has transitioned to a new location at Ashton Woods.  Tutoring is already in session and will run Monday-Friday 4:00-6:00pm.

Returning volunteers – please email me your schedule and preference of volunteer site.

Thank you!

Thriving at Three: Pre-School Aged Latino Youth

The CNNC’s United Way Funded Thriving at Three program supports Latino families who have kids ages 0-3.  In addition to case work with individual families, the program provides biweekly educational groups for the moms.

Volunteers are needed on a weekly basis to provide child care and activities for pre-school aged children while the group meets every Tuesday and Thursday 10:00am-12:00pm.  The program meets a couple blocks from UNCG at the Presbyterian Church of the Convent the corner of Walker and Mendenhall.

Serving Adults

We offer English classes for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL), along with employment classes, health and wellness classes, and parenting classes.  We also offer Crafty Conversations, a program where refugee women develop business acumen and improve English speaking skills.

Volunteers are always welcome and appreciated!

Please contact Frannie at[email protected] for more information including times and locations.

Donation Drives

If you are not able to commit to assisting in our volunteer programs, please consider participating in our donation drives!

We are seeking:

  • Winter Attire – winter coats (especially adult coats), scarves, mittens, warm blankets.
  • Financial contributions to support the cost of transportation for special trips.

Contributions can be made out to UNCG- Center for New North Carolinians and in the memo line: Youth Program.

Supplies can be brought to our office at:

915 W Lee St – Suite A,
Greensboro, NC 27403

Thank You!

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