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How You Can Help

As a small community-based organization, WRC depends upon volunteers to provide practical solutions to assist newly arrived families and help them attain self-sufficiency. No special skills are required — all we ask is a positive attitude and a desire to make a difference. To get started, fill out our interest form below and a member of the WRC team will get in touch with you.

Many WRC participants find their work with refugees to be a rewarding and emotionally fulfilling experience. Some consider it a way of paying back for the help their own parents and grandparents received when they arrived in America decades ago. Others take satisfaction in extending the promise of America to a new generation. 

Whatever your motivation, as a WRC volunteer you will make a huge difference in someone else’s life. Take it from our volunteers: 

What Volunteers Say

“I’m a second-generation American — my father was first generation. It’s my way of paying back and paying it forward.”

Communications

Savvy with website design or social media? Help us get the word out about what the WRC is doing.

Fundraising

Got skills in asking for money, writing grant proposals, or planning events? Join the team to support our work.

Housing Set-Up

Join the team to set-up a new home. Help collect necessary items, and scavenge through Buy Nothing groups, thrift stores and tag sales to make a welcoming home.

Education

Help the family enroll their children in school. And, join our team of tutors ready to work one-on-one with family members (both children and adults) to facilitate their mastery of English.

Healthcare/Public Assistance

Help a new family understand and connect to the local healthcare system, insurance benefits, and other necessary public benefits.

Transportation

Sign up as an approved driver to shuttle the family to local appointments. A driver's license background check is required in addition to a general background check.

Employment

Ready to learn about the skills the new family brings to our community? Help them prepare for employment in the U.S. and locate jobs.

Housing Procurement

Join the team to find a new home for our assigned family. You'll need some knowledge on real estate in Westchester County.

Volunteer Interest Form

Thank you for interest in working with WRC for the first time or working with us again. 

For those of you renewing, it has been a while so we wanted to double-check everyone's interest in participating and in what capacity. For those expressing an interest for the first time, we're excited to have you! 

Is this your first time expressing interest in WRC?
If you have already worked with WRC, did you have a background check?

Thanks for your interest!

We look forward to meeting you soon.

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