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Refugee Empowerment

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ORGANIZATION: Church World Service

  • A group opportunity. Invite your friends.
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Volunteer with the CWS CARE (Communities Acting for Refugee Empowerment) Program, an initiative dedicated to closing the economic gap for established refugees by connecting clients to volunteers who commit to provide support toward their educational and employment goals.

Social Support: CARE teams offer their time and expertise to provide social support for their refugee partner. This support is determined by CWS based on individual client needs and goals. Support might include helping a client study for an exam, helping a client obtain childcare, offering professional mentorship in a certain field, connecting clients with useful professional networks, or practicing interview skills.

Financial Support: Some CARE teams contribute financial support to help cover costs associated with training programs. Many clients need to reduce working hours or leave their jobs in order to complete the trainings necessary to pursue new job opportunities. This support gives the refugee partner assurance of financial security while they pursue these new paths for economic upward mobility.

As a volunteer, you will have assistance from the CARE Program Coordinator and an Employment Specialist, both employed by CWS. Volunteering requires the successful completion of a background check as well as a 1-2 hour virtual orientation to the program and your role as a volunteer.

If you have any questions, please email the CARE Coordinator, Sarah, at shester@cwsglobal.org. Thank you!

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About Church World Service


504 W Chapel Hill St, Durham, NC 27701, US

Mission Statement

CWS Durham is working to create a welcoming North Carolina where refugees and immigrants enjoy the resources, freedom, and opportunity to thrive.


CWS Durham is one branch of the larger, global Church World Service, a faith-based organization transforming communities around the globe through just and sustainable responses to hunger, poverty, displacement and disaster.


Education & Literacy
Immigrants & Refugees
Community, Education & Literacy, Immigrants & Refugees


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504 W Chapel Hill StDurham, NC 27701



  • General Education
  • Tutoring
  • Mentoring
  • Fundraising
  • Cross-cultural Communication
  • Relationship Building


  • People 55+
  • Group


  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 4-6 months, 2-3 hours per week

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