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Refugee Resettlement Volunteers: Acculturation

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Danbury Area Refugee Assistance Inc. (DARA)

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PLEASE DO NOT CLICK ORANGE THE "I WANT TO HELP" BUTTON! Instead, the first step for prospective volunteers is to complete DARA's Volunteer Application, which you can find at PLEASE DO NOT CLICK ORANGE THE "I WANT TO HELP" BUTTON.

Acculturation Team volunteers aid a refugee family in learning how to access resources related to shopping, town services, food support services, and general cultural practices. Tasks include:

  • Organizing clothing donations and purchases, including seasonal changes*
  • Coordinating shopping trips with family members for clothing and goods
  • Researching and keeping records of food banks and other food resources*
  • Training families to access food banks
  • Teaching families about available shopping, coupons and EBT cards, and budgeting for groceries
  • Teaching families about home gardening if they desire
  • Researching and documenting town and community activities*
  • Teaching families about American customs and celebrations
  • Teaching families about rules, regulations, and other cultural norms
  • Assisting families in obtaining library cards and using library services
  • Connecting adults with recreation services
  • Acting as Cultural Companions
  • Reinforcing and practicing skills other teams have taught

*This task can be accomplished behind the scenes

The first step for prospective volunteers is to complete DARA's Volunteer Application at We look forward to receiving your application, and thank you!

DARA's COVID-19 Policy
The health and safety of DARA's volunteers, clients, and community is our highest priority. DARA follows the guidance of science experts and requires all volunteers and clients to comply with pandemic protocols by social distancing, wearing masks, proper handwashing, and sanitizing high-contact surfaces. We require any volunteer who feels ill for any reason to immediately notify their team leader and avoid in-person volunteer duties until cleared to return. Returning to regular resettlement activities in the future depends on the cooperation of everyone involved in DARA. Thank you for doing your part to help us overcome this pandemic.

DARA is committed to providing an environment that is safe, friendly, nondiscriminatory, and inclusive. DARA welcomes and values everyone regardless of race, color, culture, religion, ability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or economic resources.

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About Danbury Area Refugee Assistance Inc. (DARA)


PO BOX 1090, REDDING CTR, CT 06875, US

Mission Statement

Danbury Area Refugee Assistance (DARA) is a nonprofit organization that resettles refugee families, providing advocacy and support as they work toward self-sufficiency to become productive members of our community.


DARA works in the Greater Danbury, Connecticut area to resettle refugee families in our community. In partnership with IRIS (Integrated Refugee & Immigrant Services), DARA cosponsors and assists refugee families while they acclimate to a new life in America.

This commitment is DARA's way of investing in the health, safety and well-being of people who have endured violence, intolerance, and upheaval the likes of which most of us will never experience.

Advocacy & Human Rights
Immigrants & Refugees


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variousDanbury, CT 06810



  • People Skills
  • Problem Solving
  • Budgeting
  • Cross-cultural Communication
  • Social Work




  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • varies
  • Volunteers should be reliable, organized, flexible, patient, culturally sensitive, compassionate, and able to maintain personal boundaries.

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