Volunteers

Refugee AmeriCorps Volunteers Deepen Impact

Dec 18, 2017

“I want refugees and immigrants to be welcomed—that’s the impact that I want to have here in America. Everybody is welcomed.”

New Refugee-Themed Children's Book Raises Awareness and Empathy

Dec 08, 2017

Rosie and Warda and the Big Tent, a refugee-themed children’s book, is a story about the importance of acknowledging and honoring cultural differences while understanding that we also all share much more in common than we may initially realize.

Why We Welcomed Refugees into Our Home on Thanksgiving

Dec 01, 2017

Hearing of their experiences brought home the many reasons we have to be truly thankful; for our freedoms, for our opportunities, for the comforts we enjoy.

Interfaith Groups Welcome Afghan Refugee Family to Delaware

Nov 27, 2017

“Whether it’s a single congregation or multiple congregations, when you can say ‘this is my family now, and I will do everything I would do as if I was helping my own family member,’ that level of responsibility lasts over time.”

SLIDESHOW: Refugees Get a Taste of America at First Thanksgiving Dinners

Nov 22, 2017

Across the country, newly arrived refugees are celebrating their first Thanksgiving and learning about American culture with the help of volunteers and community members.

Why One California Lawyer Returned to Greece to Help Refugees

Oct 11, 2017

“I had never met a Syrian, Iraqi or Afghan person before,” said Paula Kasler, a northern California-based lawyer.

SLIDESHOW: In Front of U.S. Capitol, Advocates Call for a Sweet New Year for Refugees

Sep 15, 2017

More than 50 young professionals from across the Washington D.C. area gathered in front of the U.S. Capitol.

In the Bay Area, Fiddler on the Roof Raises Money for Refugees

Sep 12, 2017

Matching the story of the Jewish village of Anatevka with the 136-year-old global Jewish nonprofit that protects refugees was a no-brainer.

At Muslim-Owned Brooklyn Deli, Breaking Bread to Support Refugees

Aug 14, 2017

“It's always easier to understand the unfamiliar when you sit down and break bread together.”

Washington-Area Congregations Forge Partnerships To Support Refugees

Jul 31, 2017

“Before we would sit around and talk about who we are and what we stand for. Now we have been able to act.”

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