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Global Neighborhood brings refugees into the Spokane community.

January 24, 2011

Global Neighborhood is a Spokane based non-profit working to help refugees adjust to the United States.

“When they first arrive, Spokane’s refugees are resettled by World Relief, a volunteer agency with a government contract to provide refugees with a variety of services. These services range from social work to help finding jobs and last for the refugees’ first 180 days in Spokane,” according to their website.

In 2008, the United States accepted 60,192 refugees for resettlement and about 350 to 450 ended up in Spokane.

Global Neighborhood has a personal approach to helping refugees. They believe that personal friendship connections are the strongest bond and are a great aid to refugees.

Thus they try to set up each family with a few volunteers who are willing to spend time with them. For Global Neighborhood, this is the most common form of volunteering. However, there are alternative options listed as well such as a prayer volunteer.

Because they are highly volunteer based, Global Neighborhood has a strong and training support system. Each week they post volunteer tips to provide support and guidance.

Volunteer Info:

Contact  Amy Hendricks (Director of Volunteers) at amy@global-neighborhood.org or 509-703-7524

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