Welcome club volunteer

The Welcome Club is an after-school program that assists 3rd-8th grade refugee youth in our community. The club helps create opportunities in multiple areas of integration to encourage refugee children to flourish in school and in life. Sports, crafts, team building exercises, & homework help are four key pieces to The Welcome Club.


Time Commitment and location

Potential volunteers are welcome to observe 1 or 2x but then we ask for a 3 month commitment

  • Mondays OR Tuesdays from 2:30pm - 4:30pm in-classroom setting that includes tutoring, character-building exercises, arts & crafts, and snack 

  • OR Wednesdays from 2:30pm - 4:30pm, "Field Day" with outdoor sports and games 

  • The Welcome Club is currently operating at local school in the Carmichael and Arden-Arcade 

Refugee youth mentor Volunteer

From community, to mentorship, to friendship, you can make a difference in the life of refugee youth (age 18-24). This includes supporting trained life coaches in one-on-one mentorship, college and life preparation, advanced English learning, teaching life skills (e.g self-care, personal finance, digital literacy), fun activities and occasional trips. 


Time Commitment and location

  • 1 hour a week Wednesdays and/or Thursdays 3:30pm-4:30pm at an Arden-Arcade location 


Roles and responsibilities (for both volunteer opportunities)

  • The ideal volunteer would be energetic, flexible, compassionate, encouraging, patient, and take initiative.

  • Willing to follow provided curriculum

  • Volunteers must be willing to work under pressure and have strong command of a room of energetic children.

  • Must be willing to work with English learners.

  • Must be culturally sensitive and respectful of diverse backgrounds.

  • Ability to work independently.

  • Flexible, outgoing, and reliable.

  • Previous experience teaching/tutoring and/or working with children.

  • Understand that you are a World Relief representative and are expected to act as a role model.

  • Record and report monthly volunteer hours served via Track-It-Forward. 


volunteer application steps

  • The first step in becoming a volunteer with World Relief Sacramento is to submit a volunteer application. 

  • Once you submit an application, a World Relief representative will contact you with information to register for a required 4-hour Volunteer Orientation held once a month. This orientation is meant to give you an introduction into refugee resettlement as well as introduce our guiding volunteer principles.

  • After attending an orientation, all volunteers must discuss final placement with a Volunteer Coordinator and complete a background check in addition to clearing two references.

  • Once you have completed all the steps above, if applying to volunteer with the Welcome Club, we ask that you shadow the Welcome Club to understand how we operate and see where you can best serve the refugee children.

  • If applying to be a refugee youth mentor there will be an additional mentor training

  • If the Welcome Club is a good fit, you will be asked to be LiveScanned with the San Juan Unified School District.