I. Volunteer Management

- Volunteer Application
- Volunteer Agreements/Releases (Policies & Procedures, Media & Liability Releases)
- Background Check Documents/Links:
  Process for All Explorers/Learners/Leaders Programs: VIPS GuideVIPS Website
- Academic Year 2016-2017 Calendars
- Houston Police Department Safety Guide
- Rice University Volunteer Chapter: Facebook Group; Website
University of Houston Volunteer Chapter: Facebook Group

II. Cultural Information

- BACKGROUNDER DOCUMENTS FOR MOST REPRESENTED PAIR PARTICIPANTS
  Banyamulege TutsiBhutanese; Burmese KarenBurmeseBurundianDarfuriDemocratic Republic of CongoEritreanEthiopian OromoIraqi;              KunamaLiberianMeskhetian TurkSomali BantuSudanese DinkaSyria

- LINKS FOR MORE INFORMATION ON STUDENTS' COUNTRIES
  U.S. Department of State Country Reports on Human Rights Practices
  Amnesty International Reports 

- Guide to Mentoring with Cultural Competence
- Cultural Continuum: Low to High Context
- Cultural & Social Identity: Individualism vs. Collectivism Characteristics & Cultural Index
 

III. The Volunteer's Role: Youth Work, Mentoring, & ELL Skills

- The PAIR volunteers's role in creating a positive, high quality program environment 
- The PAIR volunteer's guide to PAIR program goals and student progress
- Characteristics & behaviors of successful mentors 
- Tips for talking with English Language Learners
- A primer on Positive Youth Development

IV. About Refugees & Resources

Refugee Resettlement in the United States
Bridging Refugee Youth & Chidren's Services 
Cultural Orientation Resource Center
International Rescue Committee

V. PAIR's Impact

- Check out our student and volunteer spotlights on our news page to learn more about how your work and PAIR programs impact students and volunteers! 
- Check out the research on proven long-term impacts of mentoring and social/emotional support on academics!