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Immigrant & Refugee Services
Immigrants, Refugees or Ethnic Groups

Age Minimum (with Adult): 18+, Minimum Age:18+

Refugee Resettlement: Volunteer (Financial District)

The Refugee Resettlement department of Catholic Charities Community Services provides assistance to refugees, asylees, SIVs, Cuban/Haitian entrants, certified victims of trafficking, and unaccompanied minors from diverse backgrounds. The department offers case management, employment-based, and educational services that help clients feel secure in their new community. To further help us with this goal, we are looking to bring on volunteers who are interested in engaging in our office functions while interacting one-on-one with clients to help them work towards self-sufficiency.

Volunteers are able to work with a diverse, multicultural staff and client population, gain insights into the challenges that refugees/asylees face, provide a service to the office that is integral in the resettlement process, and learn more about non-profit programming and management.

Potential Responsibilities:

  • Develop client resumes
  • Assist in job applications
  • Facilitate workshops and orientations
  • Accompany clients to appointments
  • Perform mock interviews and interview preparation
  • Tutor in computer basics and employment readiness
  • Conduct research on education, housing, mental health, and other resources available in NYC
  • Assist in administrative tasks

Required Skills:

  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Excellent organization and attention to detail
  •  Able to work independently and balance multiple responsibilities
  • Flexible, patient, compassionate, and interested in working with a refugee/asylee population
  • Additional language skills (particularly French, Arabic, and Spanish) are beneficial but not required


Volunteer hours normally take place during office hours, Monday through Friday, 9am to 5pm. Hours/shifts can be flexible according to volunteer's schedule and availability.

Required commitment of 4+ hours per week for a minimum of three months.


80 Maiden Lane, 14th Floor

New York, NY 10038

How to Apply:

To apply, email your resume and a brief letter of interest to Therese.McCarry@archny.org with "Refugee Resettlement Volunteer Application" in the subject line. Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing, rolling basis.

Contact Information:

Therese McCarry, Volunteer Coordinator

Phone: 212-419-3738

Email: Therese.McCarry@archny.org

If you would like to donate to support us in our work with immigrants and refugees as they seek safety at our southern border and here in New York, please visit this link.


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