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 Needed: 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.

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.

We are also hiring an Afghan Project Coordinator to support the local Afghan community and Afghan new arrivals with connection to immigration legal services. The position closes Oct. 15. Learn more.

    Thank you for your interest in volunteering to support Afghan refugees. Please fill out the following form, and you will be contacted by an Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon staff member soon.

    Sponsor refugeesProvide transportation to appointmentsTutor EnglishPick up refugees from the airportCoordinate donationsAcquaint refugees to American culture




    location 245 S Bancroft St., Suite B, Portland, OR 97239
    phone (503) 221-1054
    fax (503) 223-7007