Volunteer

Hundreds of refugees are resettled each year in the Triangle of North Carolina after fleeing persecution in their own home countries. They often arrive with little to no English, limited familiarity with U.S. culture, and no financial resources. Their resettlement journey is long and full of challenges.

But you can make that journey easier.

Volunteer to support newcomers as they rebuild their lives, and continue the over 40-year tradition of welcoming refugees to our state.

| Opportunities

Welcome Teams

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Welcome Teams set up and furnish apartments so that newly-arrived refugees have a prepared home for them when they arrive in Greensboro. Check out the Home Supply List to see what items are included in a home setup!

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Individual Volunteers

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Individuals can support the mission of welcoming refugees in so many ways: practicing English with newcomers, teaching computer literacy, helping to fill out job applications, working with our immigration legal office, or supporting our ESL classes!

Apply to Volunteer

| Requirements

If you would like to volunteer directly with clients, we ask that volunteers are:

  • Able to commit to at least 6 months of direct service
  • Able to commit to approximately 3 hours a week of direct service
  • 18 years old or older
  • attend a volunteer orientation/training
  • complete a background check

To apply for direct service opportunities, please complete our online volunteer application and our Volunteer Coordinator, Sina, will contact you with information about next steps.

Please feel free to reach out to Sina with any questions or concerns at snaseri@cwsglobal.org!