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Faculty and Staff: Accompany a Refugee

December 19, 2017

Faculty and staff are once again invited to consider being part of the Scranton Refugee Friendship Network (SRFN), a volunteer program that pairs faculty/staff members with a refugee family to help them transition to a new life in our region. In the new year, two teams will begin their outreach to refugee families, starting in February and April.

YOU CAN JOIN THIS EFFORT AND MAKE A DIFFERENCE! HERE’S HOW:
· Volunteers will partner with other faculty/staff members and be paired with a refugee person or family.
· Over a four-month period, in collaboration with Catholic Social Services of the Diocese of Scranton, you will serve as a resource, friend and advocate for the refugee(s) with whom you’ve been partnered.

There are some required clearances and training, which the University will provide at no cost to you. Attached is the application outlining more details. Please contact Jennifer Schwartz, SRFN Coordinator if you’re interested. She can provide more information about how you can get involved. To join the February team, please apply by Jan. 9.

Thanks for your consideration. Merry Christmas and a happy new year to you and your families!

 

Click here for info sheet and application.

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