Cultural Humility?

In this section, you will learn different strategies and things to keep in mind while working or interacting with refugees. At the end of this section, if you must show a certificate of completion, you will take a basic comprehension quiz covering the lessons.

Refugee Stories?

In this section you will hear first hand from refugees in Arizona. They will talk about their journey to the U.S. and how the support they received helped them make a new home in the U.S.

How to Get Involved?

In this section, you will find videos about different organizations you can volunteer with to support refugees. Each of these organizations play a vital role in supporting refugees and making them feel at home in this new country.


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How to Become an Effective Volunteer: Cultural Differences

Select all the ways in which two people from different cultures can have different traits. This is in no way saying that one way is better than the other. But it is a reminder that there are many different ways of interacting with people and living your own life. By volunteering with refugees, you are interacting with someone from a different culture and they might do things differently than you.

  •  Direct communication vs Indirect Communication; How they dress/Views of Modesty; How they walk; How to interact with someone of a different gender; Task Oriented vs Relationship Oriented; Group Oriented vs Individualistic.

Some materials for further reading – Culture Basics, Cultural Vantage Points, Comparison Of Cultures

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