Volunteer Opportunity to Help Refugees

Oct 5, 2023 by

Capital Area New Mainers Project (CANMP)is working with Catholic Charities to use the Good Will Hinckley (GWH) campus (about 15 minutes from Waterville) as a Welcome House for new refugees. This would be temporary housing for about 4-5 families at a time. Rather than staying in hotels or AirBNBs (which can be exceedingly expensive), the new families would stay at GWH temporarily, until they find more permanent housing. The campus has a couple dorm-like "cottages" where families can stay, and Catholic Charities would offer services directly on site. There would be a Catholic Charities staffer there during business hours.
CANMP is working with Catholic Charities to organize volunteers who can go regularly (once or twice a week) to the GWH campus to help families with:
- transportation runs (to the grocery store, food bank, etc.)
- children's activity programming (a game of soccer, a walk on campus, storytime, etc.)
- English tutoring
- cultural orientation sessions
The first families arrive the first week of October, 2023. If you would you be interested in helping out, contact CANMP at newmainersproject@gmail.com

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