“For I was hungry and you game me to eat; I was thirsty and you gave me to drink; I was a stranger and you invited me in.”
Parish volunteers work with families who have been deprived of homes and livelihoods and have usually spent more than 10 years in refugee camps before coming to the U.S.
A volunteer team from St. Benedict is assigned a newly arrived refugee family. As a volunteer, you would primarily be working with the family on learning English, but also with helping them navigate the culture—school, budgeting, transportation, health care—but only what you are comfortable with.
Volunteers have come away greatly enriched by their involvement with these beautiful families.