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Welcome to. The Rice University Chapter of the Partnership for the Advancement and Immersion of Refugees. Rice PAIR’s Mission.

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welcome to

Welcome to

The Rice University Chapter of the Partnership for the Advancement and Immersion of Refugees

rice pair s mission
Rice PAIR’s Mission
  • To connect young refugees with Rice student volunteers through educational programs that build positive mentoring relationships and empower refugee students to reach their highest potential.
two questions
Two Questions:
  • Why refugee youth?
  • Why college students?
why the rice pair volunteer experience is unique
Why the Rice PAIR volunteer experience is unique:
  • Work with youth from all over the world and from some of the neediest areas of Houston
  • Volunteer ownership of programs encouraged and essential!
  • Develops strong leadership, communication, and problem-solving skills
  • Requires strong commitment
programs
Programs
  • PAIR-Explore
    • Saturday afternoons, 2-4pm
    • Gulfton Neighborhood Centers, Inc.
  • PAIR College Counseling
    • Monday and Thursday afternoons, 4:15-6pm
    • Westbury High School
  • PAIR Mentoring and Tutoring
    • Monday – Thursday afternoons, 4-6pm
    • Fondren Middle School
  • PAIR College Orientation Day
after school mentoring tutoring at fondren middle school mondays thursdays 4 6pm
After-SchoolMentoring & Tutoringat Fondren Middle School(Mondays-Thursdays, 4-6pm)
commitment
Commitment
  • Commitment from our volunteers is required to ensure quality programming and strong mentoring relationships
  • How big is the commitment?
    • We ask for volunteers to attend at least 8 of 10 sessions (one day per week) per semester.
  • Where do I sign the commitment?
    • Online at: bit.ly/fall2011PAIRcommitment
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FAQ
  • Will you email this information to me?
    • Yes, if you are on any of our listservs.
    • Forms will be provided at training & planning meetings and under “Get Involved” on www.pair.rice.edu
  • Who do I give paperwork to?
    • Your program coordinator
  • Is transportation provided?
    • Yes, we find volunteers/officers to provide rides each week. Gas is reimbursed if you have a car and are willing to drive 
new volunteer checklist
New Volunteer Checklist
  • Sign up for a program listserv during the break-out session for updates
  • Complete the PAIR volunteer commitment
  • Complete a volunteer application
  • Complete your background check
    • MT & CC volunteers: VIPS online registration for HISD schools + paper copy of your driver’s license
    • SS volunteers: Neighborhood Centers Inc. background check
  • Attend your first program planning meeting
  • Attend mandatory fall volunteer training - Wednesday, Sept. 7, 7-9pm in SEW 301
  • Attend sessions & have fun!
returning volunteer checklist
Returning Volunteer Checklist
  • Complete the PAIR volunteer commitment
  • Complete the 2011-2012 Liability Release
  • Complete your background check
    • MT & CC volunteers: VIPS online registration for HISD schools + paper copy of your driver’s license
    • SS volunteers: Neighborhood Centers Inc. background check
  • Attend the first program planning meeting
  • Attend mandatory fall volunteer training - Wednesday, Sept. 7, 7-9pm in SEW 301
  • Attend sessions & have fun!
program break out session
Program Break-Out Session
  • PAIR-Explore (HUMA 117)
    • Saturday afternoons, 2-4pm
    • Gulfton Neighborhood Centers, Inc.
  • PAIR College Counseling (HUMA 117)
    • Monday and Thursday afternoons, 4:15-6pm
    • Westbury High School
  • PAIR Mentoring and Tutoring (HUMA 119)
    • Monday – Thursday afternoons, 4-6pm
    • Fondren Middle School
  • PAIR College Orientation Day (HUMA 117)
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