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Volunteer with USCRI Raleigh

Thank you for your interest in supporting the refugee community in the Triangle area. As a Volunteer you will play an integral part in the refugee resettlement process. In addition to making a positive first impression of the United States for refugees, you will help them make a smooth transition into their new home. Your help whether 10 hours a week or 10 hours a year will make a real difference in refugees’ lives and provide you with an extremely rewarding experience.

The first step is to complete a Volunteer Application.

There are many ways to stand with a refugee. How you get involved depends on your skills & interests, and the time you have available.

April is volunteer appreciation month and USCRI Raleigh would like to say THANK YOU to over 100 volunteers who have helped us throughout the year. Since October of 2008 volunteers have contributed over 600 hours of their time to help refugees in the Triangle area. Volunteers have helped USCRI set up refugee’s homes, provided clients with their first week of food, served as family mentors and ESL tutors, helped to coordinate donation drives, and provided ongoing support and friendship to recently arrived families.

Current volunteers, please join us on April 19th to celebrate all of our hard work and dedication. Come out to Umstead Park in Cary to join USCRI for a hike and dessert. We will meet in the parking lot at Umstead’s Reedy Creek entrance at 2pm. Volunteers are welcome to bring the families they have been working with as well. Before we set off on a hike we will honor our outstanding volunteers and enjoy a light dessert. Please contact Morgan Price at mprice@uscri-raleigh.org for more information.

To get more information about becoming a volunteer with USCRI Raleigh fill out our Volunteer Application.

Volunteer Spotlight

We would like to give special thanks to the hard working volunteers from the Christian Chinese Church’s New Day Ministry. Over 50 volunteers have been matched with USCRI families as mentors. Some of their volunteer activities have included helping clients get to medical appointments, teaching clients how to ride the bus, and helping children with homework. These volunteers even organized a Fall Festival for refugees in both Raleigh and Chapel Hill. It is through the help of volunteers like those at New Day Ministry that USCRI Raleigh is able to continue to successfully resettle refugees in the Triangle Area.
 
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