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Catholic Charities Archdiocese of New Orleans Immigration & Refugee Services provides a wide range of social, education, and legal services to refugees and immigrants in the Greater New Orleans area.

What you do

Refugee Employment Services Service Learner (in-person)
Meet with clients at local libraries to show them how to sign up for a library card and log into a computer to look for jobs. Assist clients with using Google Translate to copy and paste the information on job descriptions and job application questions into their primary language. Help clients create an email account that can be used for job applications. Reference the client’s Job Application Worksheet that they filled out to see their work and education histories and their references. Assist clients with looking up RTA bus routes to learn how to commute to a work site.

Refugee ESL Service Leaner (virtual)
Assist ESL instructor by joining zoom class; taking student attendance; muting students; orienting students on how to use Zoom features, etc. 

What you learn

Students can increase their cultural humility and gain understanding of the immigrant and refugee experience in the Greater New Orleans area. Service Learners will have an opportunity to practice their language skills and develop intercultural communication skills. 

  • Adults
  • Immigrants/non-English speakers
  • People involved in social justice advocacy or community organizing
  • Other staff members at our agency


Preservice Requirements
  1. Orientation
  2. Background check
  3. Able to work Remotely or Transportation to commute to Metairie/Kenner border area.



Days and Times
Mon Tues Wed Thurs Fri
9am-5pm 9am-5pm 9am-5pm 9am-5pm 9am-5pm
Contact Information

Janet M. López
Program Director, Refugee Services
Office: 504-596-3082; Mobile: 504-909-5286

Location Address
2505 Maine Ave., Metairie, LA 70003

Directions ETA

Driving • 30 min

Driving is the best form of transport to this location. Neither public transit nor a safe biking route is available.