Volunteer with the Refugee Program

The Refugee Resettlement Coalition of Lane County is primarily made up of volunteers. We could not do what we do without the many people who have shared their time and knowledge. Thank you for considering joining this important community effort.

Current volunteer needs are: 

  • Join the Advocacy & Community Education (ACE) Team. The ACE team helps members of the RRCLC voice their support for refugees by identifying opportunities to advocate for refugees at the local and national levels.  The ACE team also helps increase knowledge and understanding in our community of issues related to refugees and asylum-seekers, refugee resettlement, and the global refugee crisis.

  • Become a volunteer advocate and work directly with a refugee or asylum seeker.

    Volunteer Advocate Job Description

  • Help us Plan World Refugee Day, which is celebrated around the world in June each year. This community event combines fun, advocacy and education, and offers a great opportunity to communicate our goals and issues to the wider community.  

  • Join the Fundraising Team.  Help plan and organize special events and activities to raise funds to support refugees and asylum-seekers in Lane County.

  • Use your language skills as an Interpreter or Translator. Arabic, Farsi and Kurdish language skills in particular are needed at this time to interpret and translate for refugees.

If you are interested in volunteering, please fill out our online application.

Please understand that, due to the nature of their work, some  teams may have a limited need for new volunteers at any particular point in time. Once you complete the application, you will be contacted and provided with more information about how to become a volunteer.

The best way to stay up-to-date with what's happening with the Refugee Resettlement Coalition of Lane County is to get on our email list, which you can do by sending a request to refugee@ccslc.org.