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Join the work of welcome

From airport pickups to educational opportunities, there are plenty of ways to get involved.

Every day, our community of volunteers from around the country dedicate their time to welcoming new neighbors and educating their community members or congregations on issues related to immigration and refugees.

There are many ways to get involved. Volunteer opportunities vary depending on needs, and some positions require applications, additional training, and/or background checks to ensure the safety of the vulnerable populations we serve.

Thank you for your interest in joining the work of welcome!

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Become part of the resettlement journey

Be a part of a refugee family’s resettlement journey

You and your community group will partner with a local resettlement agency to provide wrap-around support to a family entering the United States. This could include home set-up, transportation, meals, and local guidance – but most importantly, being a welcoming friend.

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Hope for the Holidays

This annual program collects cards and gifts for distribution at immigration detention centers across the country, sharing holiday hope and joy with individuals and families seeking safety in the United States. Join us as we share hope and joy with some of our newest neighbors!

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Explore the cultures of regions from which our immigrant and refugee neighbors arrive through food, music, worship, and personal stories. Invite your family or community to learn more with educational resources, recipes, discussion guides, and more.

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Explore the many ways to support LIRS.

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Explore the many ways to support LIRS.

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