Welcoming our Newest Neighbors

A free, 2-hour online course to help you gain the necessary skills, knowledge and abilities to better interact with refugees and English language learners, whether through work, volunteering, or community life.

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Information about this program

  • A free online course to help you learn how to interact, welcome, volunteer and work with newcomers.

    6 lessons, plus very short pre-and-post quizzes, which help us keep the program free!

    2 hours to complete

    A course facilitator to help answer questions or give you feedback

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Becoming a mentor for this family from Cuba has enriched my life in ways I could never have imagined. My family has been blessed as well.

— Bonnie A refugee family mentor

Lesson Plan

This course is open enrollment and self-paced, which means you can start the course anytime and complete it on your own schedule.

Lessons in this class

Lesson TitleStatus
Volunteering 1
Volunteering with refugees pre-quiz
Volunteering 2
Understanding refugee resettlement
Volunteering 3
Trauma in refugees and its long lasting effects
Volunteering 4
Moving to a new country: challenges and the process of cultural adaptation
Volunteering 5
Gaining cross-cultural communication skills
Volunteering 6
Communicating through interpreters
Volunteering 7
Thank you for welcoming newcomers
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