Introducing the First Natural Helpers Training

Thursday, January 21st, 2016.

Our partner The Office of International and Immigrant Affairs and the Aurora Welcome Center are pleased to announce the first free training to be held here in Aurora next month. “Natural Helpers are volunteers from the local community who have the desire to help their fellow immigrants and refugees in the process of integration into receiving communities.”

The Natural Helpers Program will provide training to help already existing “natural helpers” better serve the members of their community. It is not the goal to train people to become “natural helpers” – they already are “natural helpers.” The goal is to develop a network of person-to-person support services that will help immigrant newcomers more effectively access existing community resources and work with community social service organizations.

These community volunteers will receive a unique and innovative training designed specifically for Aurora to prepare them to be successful in their helper’s role. Natural Helpers can be a supplement to existing efforts across the city. See here for the application and more information. Applications must be submitted by February 5, 2016.

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