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SBV of the Week: Use your skills to help refugees find employment

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The Volunteer Center works to connect volunteers, agencies, companies and organizations in the community. The opportunity featured has been pulled from our Volunteer Solutions website.

Each week the Volunteer Center highlights an exciting skill-based volunteer (SBV) opportunity found on our Volunteer Solutions website. This week's SBV opportunity comes from Lutheran Social Services of Michigan - Refugee Services (LSSM):

Out of the many challenges facing refugees as they arrive in the United States, employment may be one of the largest challenges. Although government assistance is available upon their arrival, it is not sustainable for their future. In an effort to resettle refugees with dignity and empowerment, LSSM depends on volunteers in the area of Employment Services.

Do you have an interest in seeing men and women find dignifying work here in West Michigan? Would you like to work closely with an individual to find their first job in the United States?

Whether or not you have experience in this field, LSSM would like to hear from you.

LSSM is looking for:

  • Volunteers who have experience in the field of Employment Services.
  • Volunteers who have no experience, but are interested in getting involved.
  • Individuals with an interest in other cultures and a passion for empowering others.

Click here to learn more or sign up.

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