New American Association of Massachusetts (NAAM)

330 Lynnway Suite 302, Lynn, Ma 01901, Usa
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Our missionTo assist newly arriving refugees and immigrants with integration into American society, to promote economic stability, to build bridges with the larger community, and to foster the maintenance of refugees’ and immigrants’ cultural identities.

New American Association of Massachusetts (NAAM)

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Youth Program Mentor & Tutor

During the school year, we host youth programs at the New American Center from 3-5 pm. In addition to coordinating fun activities such as arts and science projects, games, and reading we provide one-on-one homework assistance and tutoring. Many of our students are newly arrived and are still learning English. These students need extra attention so that they will not fall behind in school. Prior experience working with youth, tutoring, and/or in teaching ESL is strongly preferred but not required, as we can provide some support and training for dedicated individuals. We ask that volunteers in the youth program commit to at least one day a week during youth program hours (Monday through Thursday, 3-5pm).
  • Weekly
  • Teens, Adults
  • Individuals
  • Indoor
  • On-site, Formal
  • Weekdays

Other Ways to Contribute

Those with experience in another area related to our services are also encouraged to volunteer. Some examples of valuable experience include: website design, immigration law, and event planning. We are also seeking individuals who have experience navigating community resources such as school enrollment, affordable housing, and local healthcare systems. Finally, we are always looking for people who are willing to volunteer their time to drive our clients to important medical and employment appointments.
  • Weekly
  • 21+, 55+, Adults
  • Individuals
  • Indoor, Outdoor
  • None, On-site
  • Weekdays

Translation & Interpretation

We are constantly seeking volunteers to serve as interpreters during meetings, appointments, and trainings and to translate important documents. If you are fluent in one or more of these languages, please reach out! Dari, Pashto, Arabic, Farsi, Haitian, Creole, Swahili, French, Portuguese, Spanish, Russian, Ukrainian.
  • Weekly
  • Teens, 55+, Adults
  • Individuals
  • Virtual, Indoor
  • Skilled
  • Weekdays

ESL and Citizenship Instruction Assistant & Tutor

As class sizes are large and held over Zoom, we are seeking volunteers who can provide some extra support to our students both within and outside of the classroom. Having a volunteer to help facilitate higher level courses provides the ability to utilize Zoom’s breakout rooms and have smaller conversation groups. We also need volunteers who are willing to meet with students one-on-one or in small groups in order to provide additional tutoring, lead conversation groups, facilitate mock citizenship interviews, and support study circles.
  • Weekly
  • Adults
  • Individuals
  • Virtual, Indoor
  • On-site
  • Weekdays, Evenings
How you helpWe rely on the support of dedicated volunteers to provide many of our services to clients. We happily welcome new volunteers who are able to work independently with minimal supervision and who have an interest or experience in one of our program areas.
About usNew American Association of MA has been helping newly arrived refugees and immigrants for over 30 years. Services we offer include employment services including skills trainings, job search, application assistance, job development, and job coaching, ESL/Literacy programming, tutoring sessions, life skills classes, case management (access to mainstream programs and services, health care, housing etc), interpreting and translation services, immigration assistance and Citizenship services (application assistance and ESL/Civics classes). We offer programming for youth and children, after school and summer programs, transportation, mentoring services, school enrollment assistance.
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