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 migration and refugees. Simply put, the work of LIRS would be impossible without volunteers.

You can get involved by connecting with one of our local network partners, reaching out to migrants in detention, or hosting an event or Bible Study in your church or community.  Fill out our volunteer contact form.

“Our family has developed a passion for inviting others in, and encouraging our friends to do so as well. We’ve learned so much in the way of hospitality from our new Somali neighbors.  In sharing smiles and stories, food and friendship, this harsh world becomes a bit more kind and the fear of the unknown other we once had quickly dissipates.”

– Lisa and Mike, volunteers in 2017-2018

Connect with a Local Partner

LIRS works with community agencies across the country to provide welcome to refugees and migrant children.

Find out how you can help.

Get involved with Detention Visitation

LIRS has mobilized a diverse group of individuals and congregations to support children and families in detention.

Learn more!

Host an Event OR BIBLE STUDY

LIRS has created a unique set of resources to help you spark important discussions about refugees and migrants in your own churches and communities.

Check it out!

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