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Opportunity Details

Become a Community Sponsor for Refugees

Hearts & Homes for Refugees is a Westchester-based, volunteer-driven nonprofit that actively resettles refugee families across Westchester County. It has an immediate need for local volunteers to welcome and support refugees from a wide range of countries—including Afghanistan, Honduras, Myanmar, and Ukraine—as part of its Community Sponsorship program.

Hearts & Homes for Refugees is organizing teams of experienced, trained volunteers as well as first-timers. Groups of volunteers from faith and civic groups are strongly encouraged! As Community Sponsors, volunteers commit to 3 to 12 months of support in different roles, including assisting refugees with their job searches, enrolling their children in school, helping to navigate the healthcare system, learning English, community orientation, driving the families to appointments, fundraising, organizational roles, and more.

Volunteers who speak Spanish, Ukrainian, Russian, Dari/Farsi, Pashto, and other languages are encouraged to express interest!

This opportunity requires volunteers to register on a separate website:

  1. Express interest below to record this opportunity in your Volunteer New York! profile and alert the volunteer coordinator.
  2. Click here to complete your registration. Volunteers who do not complete this step will not be registered!
Immigrant & Refugee Services
Families, Immigrants, Refugees or Ethnic Groups, Low-Income Communities
Caring for People,Fundraising & Campaigning,Mentoring & Youth Development,Tutoring,Delivering & Driving

Age Minimum (with Adult): 16+, Minimum Age:18+

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Express Interest

Volunteers needed through 8/31/2023 | More than 100 spots remaining
Throughout Westchester, NY 10803
Kathie O'Callaghan

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