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Volunteer Opportunities

Are you or you church family looking for ways to get involved in your community? Here are some current and ongoing opportunities.

Contact us at info@restoringhoperoanoke.org for more information.

Jobs for Life

  • Volunteer to build a relationship as a mentor to a Jobs for Life student
  • Be a part of a Jobs for Life leadership team as an instructor, business relations leader, business panelist, site leader, mentor leader, prayer team, or other role
  • Bring a meal to a Jobs for Life class for the students and team
  • Host a Jobs for Life class at your church or in collaboration with neighborhood churches


  • Cultural exchange partners to meet weekly with Virginia Western international students for spring 2020 semester (training is provided)
  • Families/small groups/churches to support Congolese Christian refugee families in learning American life skills
  • Bilingual (Spanish/English) volunteer to answer the phone one day a week at El Puente and make appointments for immigration legal consultations
  • Volunteer teachers for refugee arrivals at Commonwealth Catholic Charities (training is provided)
  • Childcare workers for adult English classes (daytime and evening)
  • Warm winter clothing donations for refugees and immigrants (children and adults): closed-toed shoes, boots, sneakers, hats, gloves, socks, jackets, vests, coats (puffy coats preferred – please no wool).  Underwear is always also needed.  If possible, please donate smaller sizes – many of the refugees and immigrants who come here tend to be a lot smaller than the average American! )     
  • Provide household furnishings and items for newly-arrived refugees       
  • Provide the first meal of culturally appropriate food for newly-arrived refugees        
  • Mentor a refugee teenager or young adult       
  • Men (high school age and older) to play soccer with The Eagles soccer club (mostly international young men) on Saturday evenings at Straight Street        
  • Provide sponsorships, scholarships, and equipment for refugee teen soccer club       
  • Help teach English classes at churches       
  • Host families for American National University international students who are learning English     
  • Transport students to and from English classes at New Century Church on Thursday night
  • Serve as a conversation partner with international university students