Girl Scout Refugee Group at Lincoln High School

DateThu, Mar 28, 2019 from 3:00pm to 4:15pm (CT)
Address2229 J Street, Lincoln, Nebraska 68510
Lincoln High School
Number of Registrants0 out of 3
Registration OpensJanuary 17, 2019 at 10:01am
Registration ClosesMarch 28, 2019 at 4:15pm or or when space runs out.
Event Description

This group of 9th-12th grade girls meets every Thursday from 3-4:15 pm. They are primarily from the Karen people group from Burma. You can be a positive presence in the life a girl refugee in Lincoln! The Girl Scout Refugee Program provides leadership opportunities to girls from refugee communities in Lincoln in the afterschool setting. Volunteers will spend 1 hour and 15 minutes at the school leading the group weekly and getting to know the girls, and around 30-45 minutes per week planning activities. Volunteers will help plan activities based on the interests of the girls and Girl Scout outcomes. Girl Scouts pays for all supplies and curriculum needed for the group. Volunteers will be required to take a background check, and are required to attend a 1.5 hour training. The ideal volunteer has the following characteristics:

  1. Patient, especially with girls that are still learning English and may speak in another language to each other.
  2. Flexible and able to change tactics or activities if it's not going as planned.
  3. Respectful of all people, no matter their race or religion or ability or age.
  4. Personally reliable and good time management skills so you're able to commit to attending and leading the group weekly without interruption.
  5. Willing to learn new things, get to know the girls, build their leadership ability, and be a positive, uplifting, accepting, and encouraging presence in the girls' lives.

*Please note. This volunteer position requires 1-2 volunteers to attend weekly.

Location: 2229 J Street, Lincoln, Nebraska 68510
Lincoln High School


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