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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


PAIR-Exploreat Gulfton’s Neighborhood Centers, Inc.(Saturdays, 2-4pm)


College Counselingat Westbury High School(Mondays/Thursdays, 4-6pm)


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


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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