Children & Family Programming Instruction for Refugees



Times of day

Weekday Mornings

Time Commitment

A few hours per week


Short-Term (few weeks/months)


Lutheran Social Services of the Southwest
3443 North Central Avenue
North Rotunda
United States


Volunteer Purpose and Impact

Lutheran Social Services of the Southwest resettles refugees in Arizona, and provides services for up to five years after arrival to guide new arrivals to self-sufficiency. This volunteer would be working in partnership with Refugee & Immigration Services’ Children’s Services Specialist to provide quality programming to refugee children.

Responsibilities and Key Deliverables

Volunteer will:

·      Lead discussions and activities designed to promote school preparedness, literacy, and/or community integration.

·      Supervise and assist children and caregivers with activities including games, songs, crafts, etc.

·      Understand, interpret, and execute the designed curriculum for the program.


Volunteer should have prior experience working with young children and/or families. Volunteer should be comfortable providing instruction and leading activities, as well as working in partnership with others.

Working Conditions

Program activities take place at LSS-SW Refugee & Immigration Services office. Volunteer should be comfortable sitting, standing, and working with children.

Clearances Required & Training

Level One Fingerprint Clearance Card is required. Volunteer will attend a volunteer orientation and receive specific training as needed.

Location & Timeframe

Volunteer should commit to role for 6 weeks. Classes take place on Fridays from 10am-12pm at the LSS-SW Refugee & Immigration Services office, 3443 N. Central Ave, North Rotunda, Phoenix, AZ 85012.


  • Training Provided
  • Language/Cultural Support Available


  • International Volunteers

How To Apply

The first step to volunteering with Lutheran Social Services of the Southwest is to create a profille on You can access the sign up page at