Volunteer Opportunities

Begin Anew relies on more than 250 volunteers to accomplish our goals and serve our students.  Volunteers can help in multiple ways - providing ongoing volunteer roles, volunteering for a one-time specific task or volunteering as a group to serve. 

INDIVIDUAL ONGOING VOLUNTEER ROLES

Tutor Assist students one on one or in small groups with preparation for the High School Equivalency (HiSet) test by studying Math, English Grammar, Writing, Social Studies, and Science with our provided curriculum. 

Teacher Teach a group of students in a specific class, class topics including: HiSet, Job Skills, Life Skills, English as a Second Language, Computer, and Finance.

Prayer Partner Call or text a particular student once a week, providing a listening relationship until an Encourager is assigned.

Encourager (Mentor) Meet with a student for one hour weekly for a one year period, providing a listening, supportive relationship in which a student can discuss his/her personal goals and life situation.

Childcare Assist in supervision of student’s children during activities such as story time, tutoring, snack time, play time, etc.

Administrative Assist Program Director with receptionist, organizational, and/or clerical duties as requested.

Greeter Welcome students, volunteers, and guests as they enter the site, assist in placing students in the correct class.

Care Coordinators Meet with an immigrant or refugee student/family weekly to identify resources and provide support for them as they move toward their individual or family goals.

> Click here to see our regular class schedule.

 

GROUP OR ONE-TIME VOLUNTEER ROLES

Good Neighbor Teams (5–7 members) A small group of people from a local church that partners with Begin Anew to welcome and walk alongside a refugee or immigrant family as they learn American culture and obtain the resources to sustain their families.

Serve a Meal Prepare and deliver a meal for students and their children to enjoy before class time

Special Session Leader Lead a class on time management, goal setting, decision making, budgeting, healthy habits, or some other topic of interest

Holiday Event Assist with supplies and organization of a holiday party for students, children, or volunteers. Groups may purchase gifts for the students, prepare a meal, and/or plan activities for the students and volunteers to enjoy together.

Graduation Celebrate students and their families by assisting to pass out programs, set up and clean up, hang up graduation gowns, etc.

If you are interested in one of our individual ongoing volunteer positions, please reach out!

Our Volunteer Registration Process contains the following steps:

  1. Express Interest or fill out our Volunteer Application
  2. Receive communication from our Volunteer Recruiter about next steps
  3. Submit all other necessary paperwork (background check, references, release forms, etc.)
  4. Attend a training session led by our Volunteer Trainer or a Program Director
  5. Arrive on site and begin serving!
 

Mary Frances Turner Volunteer Award
Mary Frances Turner has dedicated her life to service to others in the name of Christ. In 2008, the Mary Frances Turner Volunteer Award was established to celebrate and honor those volunteers whose exemplify the enthusiastic and sacrificial leadership exhibited by Mary Frances Turner in her volunteer service with Begin Anew. The award is given each year during the graduation ceremony for students.