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Review for Refugee Transitions, San Francisco, CA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

Volunteering for Refugee Transitions has been an eye-opening experience for me. It has taken me into the homes of people I would never have become close to, allowing us to learn from each other about our very different experiences and cultural backgrounds. Refugee Transitions makes the introduction between volunteer and new refugee, and provides training on English teaching. Follow up training opportunities cover topics like connecting parents with their children's schools. This is important volunteer work, as the RT volunteer is often the first person to visit and befriend the new refugee family and welcome them to their new home. You will really make a difference in your tutee's life when you volunteer for RT.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

the satisfaction of refugees who have learned and made friends through RT.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

encourage the start-up of branches wherever refugees are being resettled.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the lasting friendships with refugees.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

supportive and passionate about the organization's mission.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

expand nationwide.

Ways to make it better...

I had taken advantage of all the additional training and support that RT offers volunteers.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

finding dedicated, long-term volunteers to make the commitment to refugee students.

One thing I'd also say is that...

you can make a difference through this organization.

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Role:  Volunteer & I tutored newcomer refugees in English and helped them with day-to-day concerns, like understanding documents and bills, finding a job, finding a new apartment.