World Relief Seattle’s Refugee Project gives a taste of what it’s like to be a newcomer to a refugee camp. Simulation participants take on the role of a refugee family attempting to complete the processes needed for resettlement to safety in a new country. The project takes 2-3 hours, including an interview with an individual who arrived to the U.S. as a refugee and a presentation about refugees in the Seattle area; the simulation portion lasts about 1 hour. Locations of the simulation vary.
Volunteers are needed to serve alongside World Relief Seattle staff members as actors in the simulation. Volunteers will play the role of various refugee camp staff members as simulation 'refugee families’ cycle through stations in the camp. Participants in World Relief’s RSP are often profoundly affected by their experience and many go on to become volunteers with local refugee families.
- Help inspire local groups through the Refugee Simulation Project educational experience
- Creatively role-play a lead position using provided script and props
- Interest in cross-cultural and/or refugee issues
- Transportation to various RSP locations
- Previous acting experience desired but not necessary
- Knowledge of a language other than English a plus
Good Match For
Teens People 55+
Requirements & Commitment
- Driver's License Needed
- Background Check
- Must be at least 15
- Orientation or Training
- 1.5 hours, 3-4 times a year.