We are often asked how to get directly and meaningfully involved in the lives of families arriving in Missoula, MT, and therefore want to share an incredible opportunity to do so- becoming a family mentor volunteer with Missoula’s local resettlement agency, the International Rescue Committee.
Family mentor teams are paired with families and serve as important connections to the Missoula community. As families continue to arrive in Missoula, family mentors are needed. The International Rescue Committee hosts trainings on the third Wednesday of every month from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm at their office. Mentor teams are great to do individually, with a partner, or with a group of friends! For more information on how to get involved go to:
- The International Rescue Committee website with information on family mentor teams.
- The International Rescue Committee Facebook event page for the next training on July 18th.
” I have been on two family mentor teams through the International Rescue Committee and the experiences have been life-changing. These families bring so much light into my life and they have taught me so much. My relationship with the families has developed into a lifelong friendship and I couldn’t be more grateful.”
-Family Mentor volunteer with the International Rescue Committee
***Here is an additional look at the perspective of a Family Mentor Team from a Missoulian Op-ed on the 4th of July 2018