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

 

Current needs:

Outdoor/patio furniture

*We need movers from time to time*

Contact: Will Atwater

919-210-1273

will.atwater@gmail.com

03

GROCERY TEAM:

Families are not currently being given grocery money by the refugee agency.

We have volunteers to provide the first week of groceries but need volunteers to provide groceries on a weekly basis after the first week.

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: Leah Sparrow

931-787-0585 lcsparrow70@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

  • Gravel in front yard

  • Roof needs replacing/repair

  • Shoe molding needed in kitchen

  • Locks on patio door

Contact: Will Atwater

919-210-1273

will.atwater@gmail.com

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