United Church of Christ

Immigration Issues and Refugee Resettlement

BorderLinks (Tucson, AZ) 

Mission:  Coordinates experiential trips to the United States-Mexico border to foster involvement in immigration and border issues.  (www.borderlinks.org)

Volunteer Position:  Delegation Leader

Period:    3-12 month placements year-round

Apply by:  3 months prior to requested start date

Housing:    Private room in volunteer housing or Host Family

Minimum Age:  21 years

Church World Service Immigration & Refugee Program (Lancaster, PA)

Mission:  Resettlement of international refugees in the U.S.  (http://www.cwslancaster.org)

Volunteer Position:  Program Assistance

Period:  September - August

Apply by:  March 15

Housing:  Shared housing

Minimum Age:  19 years

Humane Borders (Tucson, AZ)

Mission:  Provides water to persons in the Arizona desert and facilitates research and education on issues of borders and immigration.  (www.humaneborders.org

Volunteer Position:  Humanitarian Assistance

Period:  2-12 months

Apply by:  3 months prior to requested start date

Housing:  Home Stay

Minimum Age:  19 years

Jubilee Partners (Comer, GA)

Mission:  Hosting and resettling newly arrived refugees. Jubilee Partners is also involved in various peacemaking activities and anti-death penalty work.  Residential Christian service community located in rural northeast Georgia, focusing on a compassionate lifestyle and trying to be responsible stewards of the resources available.  (www.jubileepartners.org)

Volunteer Position:  Volunteers work in almost every activity at Jubilee--teach English and provide childcare for refugees as well as provide cultural information and skills, clean refugee houses between occupants, and do gardening, construction, and maintenance as needed.  Work is matched with experience and interest, but all also share in lots of work that is less than glamorous.

Period:  January 3 - May 21 OR May 29  - August 13 OR August 21 - December 23

Apply by:  3 months prior to requested start date

Housing:  Intentional community with resident partners, seasonal volunteers, and refugees from war-torn countries

Minimum Age:  19 years