Cafe Clarkston – Get Involved

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Would you like to…

- become a friend to a refugee?

- teach others not to make the same mistakes you have in the workplace?

- meet people from all over the world and learn about new language and cultures?

- develop your own computer and job skills?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, then this is for you!


Volunteers are a vital part of the Café. You help patrons use the computer to look for jobs (making resumes, filling out applications, searching for job leads, etc.) and practice basic computer skills.

  • Volunteering requires only basic computer skills.
  • You can teach basic computer skills, help run and operate the café, develop resumes, and search for jobs.
  • Volunteer training readily available around your schedule.

As more people volunteer, we’ll be able to expand our services as well as our hours of operation.

Click here to see our Assistance Center Tools.

How To Volunteer

1. Come join us for one day, see if you like what you see.  If it’s not for you, no worries.  If you have as much fun as we do, then we’ll schedule you to attend one of our volunteer orientations, offered monthly.

2. You can keep volunteering even before you’ve taken the orientation.

3. Send us the attached Volunteer Application as soon as you can.

4. Commit to a regular schedule.  Since there’s a lot to learn, we ask for a minimum commitment of 2 hours per week for at least 3 months.

We’re located at 3895 Church St, Clarkston, GA 30021.  Hosted inside the Clarkston International Bible Church building.  Parking is in the rear of the building.

4 Ways to Volunteer

1. Job Class
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursday, and Fridays
9:00am – 12:00pm | 2:00pm – 5:00pm

This class is taught by a lead volunteer, with some assistance by other volunteers. Students learn how to conduct an online job search and how to complete an online application.  Volunteers can review the course material ahead of time and assist teaching in small groups or one-on-one.


2. Mentor Fridays
Fridays
2:00pm – 3:00pm

A few guest speakers participate in the first portion of class talking about their testimony with students and “what not to do” in the job search. Real stories are shared and mentor/disciple opportunities are opened.

3. Career Coaching Sessions
Tuesdays and Thursdays
2:00pm – 5:00pm | 5:00pm – 8:00pm

Individuals can schedule a one-on-one appointment to discuss career-related goals and possible job leads connected through the Cafe. People must have their resume completed and have worked with a volunteer on a prior job related activity.

4. Drop-in Center
Saturdays
12:00pm – 3:00pm

During Drop-in Hours, people practice the same skills introduced at the Job Ready class, work on resumes, look for jobs, learn how to type, etc. Anywhere from 15-20 people come through on a typical day – most of them will stay for more than an hour, some for the entire time.  Volunteers don’t have to stay the whole 4 hours – whatever works with your schedule.

Which volunteer role best fits you?

Contact Information

Lauren Mitchell

laurenmitchell@friendsofrefugees.com

Phone: 770-367-2830

Links and Resources for Volunteers

TEACH A COMPUTER CLASS

Sign up with Network Atlanta Community Technology

CLICK HERE FOR MORE TRAINING VIDEOS.

Learn how to train basic computer skills classes

CAFE DOCUMENTS

Access helpful job search tools

VOLUNTEER CALENDAR

Keep up with which days you volunteer

HIGHERADVANTAGE.ORG

Become a Pro in helping refugees hunt for and prepare for jobs.

Online Job Lead Developing Form

Do you know about a job? Help the Cafe network with local employers.

Donate – Internet Café / Employment Assistance Center

$47 buys one toner cartridge.
$50 buys 100 miles of driving for “Job Hounds” to develop job leads and employer relationships for refugees
$489 provides one well-functioning computer so refugees can learn skills to find employment.


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