There are many volunteer opportunities to help Afghan refugees arriving in Oregon. If you’re interested in volunteering, please fill out our volunteer form below.
Drivers: Transport clients to appointments.
Help new families who have just arrived in the United States! We need volunteers to pick up clients from their homes and drive them to appointments at other agencies during business hours (Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.) on an as-needed basis. We contact you in advance with appointment details. Appointments generally last a few hours and drivers usually contribute once or twice per month (about 2 to 6 hours). No previous experience working with immigrants and refugees is necessary, but please possess patience, flexibility and a sense of humor. Due to budget constraints, we are not able to reimburse volunteers for their mileage at this time.
Mental Health Practitioners: Provide pro bono psychological evaluations.
Psychological evaluations are incredibly beneficial to help provide more credibility of the claims for Afghan refugee asylum applications. If you are interested, please fill out a Afghan Psychological Evaluation Practitioner Questionnaire.
Other Volunteer Opportunities:
- Sponsor refugees
- Acquaint refugees to American culture
- Tutor English
- Accompany clients to appointments, either on public transit or with private vehicle (see details above).
- Donations Coordination: Solicit and pick up donations.
Additionally, we are referring people who would like to put together a “Re-start Kit” to one of our partners, Refugee Care Collective. Learn more.