Refugee Resettlement Volunteer - Education

Cause Areas


It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.


variousDanbury, CT 06811


Volunteers aid both children and adults in refugee families in navigating the appropriate educational resources.

Volunteers assist the family in registering children for school, act as liaisons between schools and the family, and tutor children in English as a Second Language (ESL) and other academic skills. Tasks may include:

  • Accompanying parents to school registration and aiding them in completing required paperwork

  • Working with teachers and other school staff to aid a family in communicating effectively with

  • education professionals

  • Educating a family on the American school system (attendance requirements, school calendars, parent's rights, etc.)

  • Researching extracurricular activities and communicating with program organizers and coaches

  • Tutoring children in ESL and academic subjects

Volunteers also work with adult family members, primarily in the area of English language tutoring. Tasks may include:

  • Coordinating the schedules of ESL tutors

  • Researching and registering adult family members for ESL services outside of DARA (Literacy Volunteers of America, etc.)

  • Tutoring adults in English as a Second Language or to prepare them for situational needs, such as job interviews

  • Coordinating donations or loans of educational materials

The first step for prospective volunteers is to complete DARA's Volunteer Application, which you can find at We look forward to receiving your application.


  • Literacy / Reading
  • Adult Education
  • English as a Secondary Language (ESL)
  • Tutoring

Good Match For

People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • flexible
  • Volunteers should be reliable, patient, flexible, and culturally sensitive.

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