Cafe Clarkston – Get Involved

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. Complete the Volunteer Information Form.

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.

Ways to Volunteer

Walk In Job Assistance
Every Tuesday and Thursday | 2:00pm – 5:00pm
Saturdays | 12:00pm – 3:00pm

During Drop-in Hours, people work on resumes, look for jobs, learn how to type, etc. Anywhere from 15-20 people visit the internet Café on a typical day – most of them will stay for more than an hour, some for the entire time. Each volunteer will work with at least 3-4 people during open hours.

Career Coaching Sessions
Summer 2015: Thursdays and Fridays | 5:00pm – 7:00pm

Job seekers 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. Each volunteer spends 30 min to 1 hour with each scheduled appointment.


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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