The Mount Carmel Freedom House

Mount Carmel's Freedom House exists to house refugees on a semi-permanent basis as they transition into a new life in America

Current volunteer opportunities below:

01

HOUSE PREP TEAM:

Clean the house during transitions; do laundry; stock the home with hygiene and cleaning supplies.

*We need movers from time to time*

Contact: Will Atwater

919-210-1273

will.atwater@gmail.com

03

GROCERY TEAM:

The current family is receiving food assistance and can purchase their own grocery items.  They now have their own transportation and don't need drivers.

Select items are not covered through food assistance, such as paper towels, toilet paper, napkins; donations can be placed in the bin in the Fellowship Hall; the church has Food Lion gift cards if you'd like to donate but don't have the funds to do so.

Contact: Dawn Berry

919-730-6361

dmberry7998@charter.net

05

ESL TEAM:

Those with backgrounds in teaching English as a second language or those who would like to serve working with the family to reinforce lessons may join.

Contact: Taylor Dunham

taylorrdunham@gmail.com

*SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS FOR THIS TEAM - SEE BELOW

02

HOSPITALITY TEAM:

Meet the family as they arrive; bring fresh flowers prior to arrival; show the family how to use appliances, shower, etc.; see if the family needs clothes.

Drop in to check on and visit with family from time to time.

Contact: Jen Jamerson

919-709-5750

jen.0037@yahoo.com

*SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS FOR THIS TEAM - SEE BELOW

04

MAINTENANCE TEAM:

Help with maintenance of the Freedom House

 

Current needs:

  • Door in master bedroom sticks

  • Landscaping around home

  • Roof needs replacing/repair

  • Shoe molding needed in kitchen

Contact: Will Atwater

919-210-1273

will.atwater@gmail.com

06

DRIVER TEAM:

The family needs to be driven to and from doctors appointments.

Contact: Jen Jamerson

919-709-5750

jen.0037@yahoo.com

*SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS FOR THIS TEAM - SEE BELOW

REQUIREMENTS FOR HOSPITALITY & ESL TEAMS
*There are requirements for those who volunteer on teams that work directly with the family*
*Only a limited number of people can serve on the Hospitality Team at one time so as not to overwhelm the family*
*Vaccination is required*

  1. Complete a background check & Watch a child protection training video/pass a quiz HERE

  2. Attend a cross-cultural ministry education class

RESOURCES

Books

Strangers No More by Richard Albra and Nancy Foner

Foreign to Familiar by Sarah Lanier

 

The Inner World of the Immigrant Child by Cristina Igoa

Chapel Hill/Carrboro City Schools