Opportunity Details

Immigrant & Refugee Services
Families, Immigrants, Refugees or Ethnic Groups, Low-income communities

Age Minimum (with Adult): 1+, Minimum Age:18+

Volunteer as a Family Mentor with Soccer Without Borders!

BACKGROUND:   Soccer Without Borders (SWB) is a non-profit organization that uses soccer as a vehicle for positive change, providing newcomer refugee, asylee, and immigrant youth with a toolkit to overcome obstacles to growth, inclusion, and personal success.

SWB works with middle and high school students during the school year and elementary, middle, and high school students in the summer months. Regular SWB programming integrates English Language Development, civic engagement, educational support, cultural exchange, and team building.



The Family Mentor will build and maintain a relationship with a youth participant (and their family as opportunity allows) of Soccer Without Borders for the purpose of mutual benefit and appreciation. Meetings will consist of academic tutoring, college prep, casual conversation, and/or friendly outings (meetings are as varied as the people who are paired). This program is designed to meet the unique, practical needs of our students in an authentic, natural partnership.

Commitment:                        1x week for 12 months

Time & Location:                 TBD between both parties

                                             *SWB Colorado adheres to all local public health guidance and will

                                             conduct activities virtually as needed.



  • Support SWB youth in their academic and personal goals and language development
  • Act as liaison for newcomer family in unique cultural challenges



  • Reliable and flexible: Commit to your agreed-upon meetings with family and navigating the landscape of cross-cultural relationships
  • Willing to learn about cross-cultural communication, immigrant and refugee issues, & students and to be flexible
  • Dedicated to fostering an inclusive culture and empowering youth
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively in English
  • Communicate with SWB on a semi-monthly basis (minimum)


If you’re interested, please contact Casey Thomas, Colorado Director: colorado@soccerwithoutborders.org

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Volunteers needed through 5/30/2021

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