*With some exceptions for particular roles within a Welcome Team, all Refugee Accompaniment activities can be done and led by youth*
- Become a Welcome Team for an arriving refugee family.
- If your church is not near a Church World Service resettlement office, click here to find the refugee resettlement office closest to you.
- If your church is not near a refugee resettlement office, ask the office closest to you how you can partner with them. Maybe another church has the human power but not the financial ability to form a Welcome Team? Maybe you can do a drive for creating Welcome Kits and take a special road trip to deliver them? Additionally, you can hold a fundraiser at your church for UCC Refugee and Asylum Ministries
- Hold a Refugee Justice Sundayat your church
- Tell your elected officials you to want refugees in your community and for the U.S. to support protections for refugees abroad.
Get educated– on the state of refugee resettlement in the U.S., what’s happening with refugees worldwide, who is working for welcoming refugees, and where refugees are facing further persecution and danger.
- Information about how to work with your local resettlement affiliate office
- Recorded webinars on how to do accompaniment (TBD with Noel Andersen)