As a volunteer at RSC, one person can make a big difference in the lives of families in our community. There are many ways to become involved with RSC, either directly or indirectly. Our volunteers vary in backgrounds from college students to working professionals to retirees. We welcome all.
Service Learning credits and/or class credit community experiences are available for a limited number of refugee high school students if approved by appropriate school personnel.
Direct Service Opportunities
The most typical way people volunteer is through direct tutoring, but the possibilities are many. If you are interested in being a tutor or another type of direct services volunteer, please fill out an application. Please note that if you are interested in tutoring, we ask for a one hour a week and one-year commitment (excluding summers for students).
- Provide homework support and English practice to school age students in their homes
- Tutor refugee adults for the citizenship exam
- Tutor English to adults
- Provide transportation for refugees to appointments and agencies
- Be an office assistant to help refugee clients in the office for a variety of services
- Serve as a mentor for one family in the phase between being newly arrived and achieving self-sufficiency
- Teach the DMV manual to individuals or small groups who need to pass their Learner’s Permit
Indirect Ways to Get Involved
Employ a Refugee
We can assist with job applications, practicing for interviews, assisting with completion of paperwork related to the hiring process, and troubleshooting with supervisor and employee should issues arise. Contact our employment specialist at Techlead2013@gmail.com.
Advocate for fair and welcoming policies for refugees.