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2022 CCCS Refugee Resettlement Summer Volunteers (Lower Manhattan)

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.  


  • 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  

  • Familiar with Microsoft Office and Google Apps 

  • 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 to with “Refugee Resettlement Volunteer Application” in the subject line. Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing, rolling basis. (A background check is required for all volunteers) 

Contact Information: 

Jeremy Nicholson, Volunteer and Donations Coordinator

Phone: 303-818-7363 



Immigrant & Refugee Services

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

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Volunteers needed through 9/30/2022
New York City, NY 10038
Kimberly Olund

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