Harnessing Volunteer Energy to Support and Welcome Refugees in your Community: Five Tips for Success

Toolkit

Learn some of the best practices in engaging, supporting, and managing volunteers to help welcome refugees in your community. Tips around volunteer outreach, designing options for volunteer engagement, volunteer onboarding, and keeping volunteers energized are included.  This toolkit also shares field spotlights from a number of refugee-serving organizations that are successfully utilizing volunteers in new and interesting ways. 

Building Welcoming Communities through Engaging Volunteers Webinar

Archived Webinar

Over the last several years, refugee resettlement agencies have seen an unprecedented uptick in volunteer interest. While this increased interest has offered many opportunities, it has also challenged resettlement organizations to develop innovative ways to offer volunteers meaningful opportunities to contribute to welcoming refugees.

Putting Out the Welcome Mat: The Power of Citizenship to Connect Receiving and Newcomer Communities

Archived Webinar

Whether through citizenship mentoring programs, citizenship ceremonies, or positive communications, there are many ways in which refugees and the receiving community can be encouraged to come together to support our nation’s newest members. This webinar will feature innovative, localized examples of how citizenship is being leveraged to engage a broader cross-section of Americans and practical advice on how to collaborate with partners on similar efforts in your own community.

Fostering Refugee Engagement in Community Building Efforts Webinar

Archived Webinar

Creating greater community understanding and support for refugees means that the receiving community needs to hear and learn from refugees themselves. However, many in the field continue to struggle to involve refugees in meaningful ways that truly empower them. During this webinar, we learned from the successful approaches ethnic based community organizations, community organizers, and refugee resettlement agencies are using to help refugees become civically engaged with the community.