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.
Check out a star volunteer!
Meet this week’s Star Volunteer: Morgan Pegram, she began volunteering at Thriving at Three as a way to get involved with the immigrant community in Greensboro. She has enjoyed the opportunity to be “actively involved in both teaching, helping and (most importantly) learning from the individuals who make up this community.” For her, the best part of her experience is building relationships with the children and their parents. She enjoys making home visits and interacting with the families on a personal level as it makes her feel a part of a greater community.
Her advice for new volunteers is “to always be kind, compassionate, open and willing to learn. And always be willing to listen.” Morgan firmly believes that as a volunteer you should be capable of learning just as much as you teach!
Check back regularly for more star volunteers.
Volunteer sites include:
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!
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.