Ways To Volunteer

Opportunities
• Adult American Life and Language (ALL) tutors (current class is Thursday and Friday mornings from 9am to 12:30; we need to add multiple days of classes during the week from 9am to 12:30)

• Preschool/Kindergarten Readiness Teachers for American Life and Language (ALL) Class for children 3-5 years old (current class is Thursday mornings from 9am to 12:30; we need to add multiple days of classes during the week from 9am to 12:30)

• Drivers to take adults and preschoolers to and from weekday classes from 9am to 12:30

• Drivers willing to build relationships and take clients to run errands (grocery store, doctor’s office, pharmacy, etc.)

• Adopt Refugee Families (good for small groups)

• In Kind Donation Collecting/Sorting and Distributing (clothes/toiletries/household items/cleaning supplies/furniture)

• Project Coordinators – (Example: Helping to Collect Backpacks/School Supplies the end of July; Coordinating learning and fun trips to the zoo/job fairs/museum)

• Office/Secretary Help

• Fundraising and Raising Awareness

• Welcome New Baby/Mentor Mothers with processes of having a baby and providing for new baby in America (Connect clients to the Morning Center)

• Be a friend to the elderly (men and women)

• Mentor Young Adults (we have a large group of clients who are 18-25 who need mentoring and a friend to walk with them as they settle in to our city)

• Job Skills Trainers (work with clients to teach them a job skill – cleaning, landscaping, basic computer skills, sewing; headship micro businesses etc.; complete online job applications; coach and prepare clients for a job interview)

• Community Helpers (Are you a nurse, dentist, police officer, fire fighter, etc. that could teach our clients things like healthyhabits and safety?)

• Career Advocate (connect, train and prepare local businesses who may be interested in hiring our clients)

• Grant Write for Us

• Writers (connect to our clients and help us share their stories to better understand their skills and hobbies and meet their needs)

• Media/Photographer (help us capture each client with a photograph working with our writers to help share client stories to help us better meet needs; photograph volunteer opportunities to share with others our need for volunteer help; work with us to keep our online presence current)

• GED and College Registration Help for Clients (Help transport and enroll students into Messick where they can obtain their GED or help them through the admissions and testing processes at one of our local
Teach Classes
Asha's Refuge volunteers helping to teach an English class

American Life and Language Classes

Come and assit our Teaching Staff with teaching practical written and spoken English skills to refugees. For more information click here.

Kindergarten Readiness Classes

Join us with teaching our preschoolers who are in need of basic vocabulary and life skills. For more information click here.

Computer Classes

We are looking to begin holding a basic computer class in the future. If you have any suggestions or resources to donate please contact us. For more information click here.

Refugee learning from volunteer to write in English Asha's Refuge volunteer teaching an English class to Refugees

Every Thursday from 10am to 12:30pm Asha’s Refuge and its volunteers gather together at Highland Heights Baptist Church in the Binghampton area to tutor refugees. We also work with their preschoolers to help get them better prepared for Kindergarten.

Meet us prepared to assist with teaching adult refugees conversational and written English. Many of our refugee friends have never been educated and are still learning to write their name while others are ready for basic grammar. You can also serve our preschoolers. You do not have to plan to teach a class or anything because all of that will be done by our Volunteer Teaching Staff. With the preschoolers, our teachers just need your help loving on and corralling them.
Assist in Classes

Assisting in each class

More information coming soon.
Be a Driver
Asha's Refuge volunteer driver

Drivers Needed

We pick up at a few different apartment sites. We need multiple vehicles picking up students around the Binghampton area and possibly other locations in the near future to bring them all to class (currently 5 minutes away) by 9:30am when class begins; Since we do not have a large enough bus/van – we appreciate 7 passenger minivans with drivers willing to help us transport students to and from class
Men Helping Men
Refugee man craving wood

Men Helping Men

There are many refugee men who would love to have an encouraging American friend. Some of the men are single while some are married with many children. Most are struggling to find jobs and provide for themselves or their families. There are refugee men in need of help of all ages (18 – 70+). Many men are lonely.

Refugee men fishing Refugee men fishing

Here’s how you can help - Volunteer your time . We will provide you with some training and then take you to meet some of the refugee men that we know. You will walk along side of your new friend and encourage them as they try to resettle here in the Memphis area. Sometimes that means you will sit with them and sip on coffee, while other times it could mean you help them learn a new job skill. Most refugee men need job training in order to obtain a job that will help them provide for themselves and/or their family. There are young men that need mentoring. Maybe you can help them apply for or find a job. Many refugee men want to learn computer skills. We’ve even had a request for someone to take their husband fishing. Your friendship and encouragement to the men in the refugee community is priceless and much-needed.
Encourage a New Mother

Encourage a New Mother

More information coming soon.
Become an Advocate
Refugee women with Asha's Refuge volunteer Refugees boarding a van Refugees boarding a van

Become an Advocate

Refugees and refugee families have many needs that you or your small group may be able to assist with. Most of the time, their needs are complicated and beyond our ability to provide. While other times, the needs are simple and easy for us to help with. Asha’s Refuge works to mentor and educate refugees to help themselves so that they do not become dependent on any person or group of people.

Asha’s Refuge does not wish to fill the apartments of our friends with stuff but rather fill their hearts with our sincere care and Christ-like love. To avoid providing services that overlap, Asha’s Refuge works with a team of other refugee organizations in the Memphis area. There are several refugees that would benefit by having a dedicated advocate.

Refugee with Asha's Refuge volunteer Refugee with Asha's Refuge volunteer Refugee with Asha's Refuge volunteer

How you can help – Go through training with your small group. Commit to become a long time friend and mentor to a refugee family. To name just a few things, your small group can provide transportation to various places like the doctor, grocery store, drivers license center or help them fill out an application, help them better understand their bills, teach them the bus system, mentor a teenager, enroll them in school or offer tutoring.
Summer Camp Counselor
Help With Fundaising Projects

Fundaising Projects

More information coming soon.
Donate Administrative & Office Help

Administrative & Office Help

More information coming soon.
Fundraising

Fundraising

Asha’s Refuge is a new non-profit organization seeking to assist disadvantaged refugees to achieve successful resettlement. The organization will depend greatly on community support and on one time or monthly financial donations for its success. The organization of Asha’s Refuge has big dreams and a wide vision to help refugees. Fundraising is imperative. We need help. If you are skilled in areas of fundraising or would like to assist us with our future fundraising efforts please let us know. You could help us organize a fundraiser or just pass out water bottles if we do a 5k race! Any amount of help you can offer is needed and greatly appreciated. We welcome your suggestions.
Marketing / Website / Social Media

Marketing/Website/Social Media

More information coming soon.
Special Projects
 Asha's Refuge volunteer serving refugee children

Speacial Projects

Thank you for your interest in serving refugees through Asha’s Refuge. We appreciate your considering this organization to volunteer your time. We know that your time is valuable and we want you to always know that we are so very thankful for you. We believe that whatever your heart in action does to serve the least of the least of these you have done unto the Lord and that you will be blessed abundantly in return!

Refugees recieving Christmas gift Asha's Refuge volunteer organizing socks Asha's Refuge volunteer doing a face painting for a refugee child

The organization of Asha’s Refuge depends on community and volunteer support in order to be successful. There are many ways in which your volunteerism can help us to better serve those in need. Our site lists several ways that we currently need help. We encourage you to get your small group involved. Please complete our Volunteer Application found on this sight to let us know you are interested in helping.

Special Projects

  • Welcome a newborn baby
  • Welcome a new family
  • Take a man fishing
  • Henna parties

As a small group help with

  • Movie night
  • Field Trips
  • Pack a household / toiletry bin
  • Help with donations (clothes, toys, food, etc.)