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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. Below are several ways to get involved while helping to welcome our newest neighbors!

If interested in any of these volunteering opportunities please contact Tawanna Maryland at or call (336)256-1067.

Register for one of our upcoming orientations and volunteer engagement trainings.


I loved every minute working with you guys. This has been the most rewarding experience I have had so far at UNCG.  I love the interactions and the family that I have gained this semester. I feel as though this experience has made a better personal overall. I look forward to making new memories next semester.”
Kedaza Ellis, UNCG Biology Major
Thriving at Three volunteer, spring 2018

Community Centers

The CNNC’s three community centers: Glen Haven, Oakwood Forest and Legacy Crossing (formerly Ashton Woods), provide various opportunities to serve directly in communities where immigrants and refugees live while aiding in the ongoing education and integration families into the local community.  By far the largest and most popular program is our after school homework help program. Volunteers build mentoring relationships with newcomer youth while preparing them for academic success. There are also volunteer opportunities to work with adults as well such as ESOL, citizenship, and health literacy classes as well as vocational training. The opportunities are endless!

Latino Community Coalition

The Latino Community Coalition seeks the involvement of local Latino professionals from various local agencies and businesses to strengthen and support the Latino Community in Guilford County by promoting advocacy and education. Individuals come together and build community through sponsored events and networking gatherings. The LCC is also initiating an outreach and education program at Foust elementary school which would provide volunteers an opportunity to help provide health and vocational instruction, ESOL, and after school tutoring to an area with a large Latino population.

Thriving at Three

Individuals who love working with small children up to the age of three can volunteer with our Thriving at Three program. Thriving at Three seeks to build a strong developmental foundation for the infants and very young children of Latino immigrants through parental education, support, and care coordination. Volunteers from several backgrounds, especially those with social work, family development or educational experience are well suited to assist the program.