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Volunteer in Bloomington

Bloomington Volunteer Opportunities

Thank you for your interest in volunteer with Exodus Refugee!  Right now we have two volunteer opportunities available in Bloomington.  

All volunteers who work with Exodus clients will be required to pass a background check, sign confidentiality forms, and participate in trainings before being matched with an Exodus client.

All volunteers must be at least 18 years old. Have questions about opportunities in Bloomington?  Reach out to us at blvolunteers@exodusrefugee.org. Please be aware that our Bloomington staff team is still small, so it may take us a few weeks to respond to your inquiry about volunteering.

 

Be a Welcome Team/Co-Sponsor

Perfect for faith organizations, companies, and civic organizations, Welcome Teams partner with Exodus to assist a refugee family with adjusting to life in the U.S. Groups typically work with a family during their first 90 days in the U.S., but may also be placed with a recently arrived family who would benefit from support. Commit to at least 3 Welcome activities, such as meeting the family at the airport, setting up an apartment, providing transportation to appointments, teaching English, providing financial assistance (rent, utilities, school supplies etc.) and more.

Requirements: Minimum 90-day commitment. Must be comfortable working with individuals with limited English proficiency. Groups must complete a comprehensive training and all participants must pass a criminal background check.

Life Skills Mentor

Help our clients adjust to their new lives in the United States!  Each client will have different needs, but some potential activities include teaching our clients how to use the local bus system, assisting them in learning more about their house or apartment, helping them draft resumes, assisting with job searches, or other activities that will help clients learn more about their new community.   

 

Current Volunteers

Are you a current volunteer looking for the hour-reporting form?  Click here!

 

Become a Volunteer

Thanks for continuing to offer your support to Exodus!

To become a volunteer, you will need to complete the following steps:

Steps to becoming a volunteer:

  1. Complete an online application
  2. Attend Refugee 101 Training
  3. Complete background check
  4. Attend a training specific to your chosen volunteer opportunity

 

Exodus is requiring all volunteers who want to either come to the Exodus office or meet with clients in person to be fully vaccinated and provide proof of this vaccination to Exodus. As always, the safety and well-being of our clients and volunteers is our top priority, and this will help us keep everyone safe!

Exodus will honor valid medical and religious exemptions.  We ask that you provide us with a doctor’s note in the case of a medical exemption, or a note from your religious leader indicating that you are a member of a religious group that does not allow you to be vaccinated.

Background Check

To access the volunteer background check, click here!