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Mentorship Program

Our Mentorship Program connects teams of people to local refugees for friendship and community. Teams may assist with various needs, provide mentorship, share meals, or celebrate holidays together. Training is provided to equip and empower teams to engage across cultural barriers. We ask volunteers to commit to 12 months under Juniper Refuge, and strive to build a lasting friendship. 

Driving Program

Driving enhances access to employment, education, and family care—making life in Lincoln extra challenging without this skill. We provide driving education and assistance to vulnerable refugee women through volunteers, who we train and place on a Mentorship Team for additional support.

English Program

  • English classes are held Tuesdays 9:30 to 11:30am following the public school calendar, offering childcare, citizenship preparation, and local excursions.
  • English partners meet in home for conversational English and citizenship preparation.

Summer Gatherings

Summer Gatherings bring small groups of Americans and refugees together for cultural immersion, authentic meals prepared by refugees, and meaningful conversation.

Volunteer Application

Upcoming Opportunities

On October 7, 2023 our current and past volunteers are invited to our annual Christian Community Development training! This year we’re excited to welcome back Brody Van Roekel and Brad Ourada, and for the first time we’re honored to have Susanne Cambell join our team of instructors! Current and previous volunteers are welcome to sign up here!


Volunteer, Employment Details & FAQs

Do I have to be a Christian to work for Juniper Refuge?
Juniper Refuge is both an equal opportunity employer and a faith-based religious organization. This means that we conduct hiring without regard to race, color, ancestry, national origin, citizenship, age, sex, marital status, parental status, membership in any labor organization, political ideology, or disability of an otherwise qualified individual. The status of Juniper Refuge as an equal opportunity employer does not prevent the organization from hiring candidates based on their religious beliefs so that all staff share the same religious commitment.

Pursuant to the Civil Rights Act of 1964 Section 702 (42 U.S.C. 2000e 1(a), Juniper Refuge has the right to hire only candidates who agree with Juniper Refuge’s Statement of Faith.

What are the volunteer application requirements?
Volunteers are required to submit an application and acknowledge Juniper Refuge’s mission, vision, and values.

What is the difference between interns and volunteers?
An intern is typically an undergraduate or graduate student who is pursuing an opportunity for academic credit, or a recent graduate seeking professional experience. A volunteer can be anybody from a student to a retiree, there is no age limit.