Serve and Empower Those Among Us

Thank you for your interest in volunteering with Home for Refugees. We can’t fulfill our mission without you. Volunteers play an integral role in our efforts to help refugees across the U.S. Whether you are an educator, stay at home mom or dad, doctor, attorney, or have a special skill like a second language or not, you can make an impact simply by loving these men, women, and children. If you are interested in sharing that love with newcomers, we invite you to volunteer with us.



Please email Minda Schweizer at for an application.
(online application coming soon)


Prior to receiving an assignment all volunteers must complete a background check. Please click the link below to complete the Background Disclosure and Application Form that will enable us to complete the background screening process —> CLICK HERE

For roles that require the use of a motor vehicle, we must also receive a driving record report, proof of insurance, and a copy of your driver’s license. We will contact you if we need this documentation.



Every volunteer is required to attend a series of three volunteer trainings. These trainings include an introduction to the foundation of our work, an overview of home teams and how they work, basic cross-cultural training, and finally a briefing on the year which includes a timeline and assignment of team responsibilities and roles.