Cluster Volunteer: Help Create Community with Asylum Seekers and Refugees


Cause Areas


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


6 Pleasant St., Suite 612Malden, MA 02148


Are you affected by the world conflict that you see on the news, and do you want to do something about it? Do you want to help welcome newly arrived people to the United States? Refugee Immigration Ministry (RIM), an interfaith organization based in Malden, works with congregations and community groups to form "Clusters," which offer social services to newly arrived individuals seeking asylum. Clusters are always seeking new congregations and individual volunteers to be involved.

The clients that Clusters work with come mostly from African countries, fleeing war and persecution in their homelands. Cluster members, along with a Case Manager from the RIM staff, work together to provide community-based support to individuals as they settle in the U.S. on the road to self-sufficiency. The merits of Clusters have been recognized by the United Nations High Commissioner on Refugees and by the local mental health community.

Clusters are located in eight communities across Eastern Massachusetts. Currently, Clusters are located in Arlington, Lexington, Marblehead, Metro West (Hopkinton, Milford), Chelmsford, Metro North (Malden/Melrose/Medford), Newton, and the North Shore. For more information about joining a Cluster, please contact us at and 781-322-1011. Also, check out our Web site at


Good Match For

People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Must be at least 18

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