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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 Meaningful Contact: A How-To Guide

Toolkit

This how-to guide explores lessons learned from promising models for contact building from across the United States, and delves deeper into a series of activities that the nonprofit Welcoming Michigan conducted in Macomb County, Michigan. By focusing on one example in particular, readers are able to learn step-by-step how to plan, implement, and follow-up on a contact building event.  

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.

Promoting Refugee and Community Wellness Toolkit

Toolkit

 The Promoting Refugee and Community Wellness guide, a publication exploring the connections between wellness and welcoming communities. Created in partnership by the National Partnership for Community Training and Welcoming America, the webinar will focus on how those from diverse sectors – such as academics, employers, health providers, and neighbors - can create a vibrant ecosystem that supports refugee and community wellness.

Welcoming and Integrating Refugee Professionals Webinar

Archived Webinar

The refugee images from overseas emphasize war and poverty, leading many in the receiving community to think of refugees only in terms of their needs, rather than their many potential contributions.  Few consider refugee professionals: the many doctors, lawyers, engineers, accountants, teachers, and others who make their way to the U.S. and work to rebuild not only their lives, but their careers.