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

Community Refugee and Immigration Services (Columbus, OH)

Mission: Community Refugee and Immigration Services (CRIS) is an independent non-profit organization that serves the growing refugee and immigrant populations in Central Ohio. It has over 50 staff members that hail from more than 15 countries with many languages represented.  Its goal is to help refugees and immigrants reach and sustain self-sufficiency and achieve successful integration into the central Ohio community.  (www.crisohio.org/)

Volunteer Position:  Community Relations Associate

Period:  6-12 month placements

Apply by:  3 months prior to requested service date

Housing:  Host Family

Minimum Age:  21 years