Volunteers are vital to Church World Service’s work of welcoming refugees as they arrive in America and settle into their new homes.  There are numerous ways to get involved–from one time projects like furnishing an apartment to longer term commitments like teaching an ESL class.  We hope that you will search through this page and find an opportunity that fits your skills and gifts as well as your own time availability. Contact Durham Office Director Ellen Andrews at eandrews@cwsglobal.org if you have any questions about volunteering with CWS!

Volunteer Barb Schonhaff helps a client to study for the citizenship test.

Getting Started:

In order to volunteer with CWS, you’ll first need to:

  • Fill out our online Volunteer Application 
  • Attend an orientation session 
  • Bring in a background check 

The next volunteer orientation will be Monday, May 4th from 5:30-6:30 PM  at 112 S. Duke St. Durham, NC 27701.

Nick and Adam enjoy a laugh at a CWS event.

Nick and Adam enjoy a laugh at a CWS event.