A Good Neighbor Team (GNT) is a group of people partnered with a refugee household to assist in their first 6 months of resettlement into the United States. Generally, a GNT will consist of 5-15 individuals who have completed the volunteer process which includes:
Meeting with Church Mobilizer
GNT's commit to assisting World Relief in resettlement tasks such as employment assistance, housing, transportation to appointments as well as befriending and connecting their refugee household into their community. This includes weekly visits with their matched refugee household for at least 6 months. GNT's are team-based volunteers, meaning that within the GNT there will be individual focuses such as: Welcome Team, Employment Team, ESL Team etc...
A GNT is often a pre-existing small group from a local church, but it can be any group of people who desire to be in relationship with newcomers in the Jacksonville area.