Learn About IRIS’s Cultural Companion Program

Event time: 
Wednesday, January 24, 2018 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm
Office of International Students & Scholars (OISS) See map
421 Temple Street
Event description: 

Make a real difference in someone’s life!  Learn how to support refugees living in New Haven by simply becoming friends with them.  Attend the info session about the IRIS Cultural Companion program!

Volunteer your time to serve as a friend to a newcomer refugee resettled in New Haven by IRIS-Integrated Refugee Immigrant Services.  Companions meet one-on-one with their refugee friend once a week for 3 hours for a minimum of six months and focus on practicing English, sharing hobbies and exploring New Haven together.  Male and Female volunteers ages 16+ and of all backgrounds are needed.  Companions can also choose to serve with a friend or family member and be paired with a refugee couple or family.

Lunch from Koffee will be provided. Click here to RSVP.