Become a mentor to refugees adjusting to life in the U.S.



Time Commitment

A few hours per month


Utah Health & Human Rights
225 S 200 E Ste 250
Salt Lake City
United States


Imagine this: You move to a new country. You don't speak the language, you're unsure how the basics of day-to-day life work, and you're unfamiliar with the culture. Odds are you'd need help with a few things.

Thats where our mentors and befrienders come in.

These volunteers are assigned to help those we serve with specific tasks. For example, if a client doesn't understand the public transportation system, is confused by the way grocery stores work or isn't sure how to use the library, these volunteers are asked to help them out.

Mentor and befriender tasks vary - they depend entirely on what clients say they need help with.

All of our volunteers are required to pass a background check, sign a confidentiality agreement, be at least 18 years old, and attend a training/orientation session.

To begin the signup process for this opportunity, fill out an application here. After you fill out the application, our volunteer coordinator will contact you to schedule an in-person interview. Either before or after the interview, you're required to submit and pay for a $19 background check. If you'd like, you can get the background check done in advance here.

Wondering how else you can volunteer? Take a look at our full list of opportunities here.


  • International Volunteers

How To Apply

If you'd like to volunteer with us, fill out an application here.