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Volunteer

There are many ways to get involved in ArCS Cluster, based on your interests and availability.   You can volunteer to assist our guests as part of our Guest Hosting Program, provide support for a refugee in our Passages Program,  or contribute to other activities that support our work, from graphic design to fundraising.  

 

Simply complete our volunteer form to indicate your interests. 

Support Special Projects

Volunteers assist ARCS on a variety of activities included in providing support to refugees. ​ Some examples include research on local ESL or vocational counseling resources, volunteer database management, coordinating social media outreach, or serving as a backup transportation coordinator.

Be a Friend 

Most asylum seekers arrive knowing few people, if any.  It's important that they know they have friends here. That may be a simple as meeting for a cup of coffee, or helping them learn where to buy things, find resources or register a child for school.

Friends spend at least two hours with their guest every other week, and participate in a group call with the guest's point person.

Assist with Transportation 

Asylum seekers are new to the area and need help getting around.  Sometimes that means driving to an appointment downtown.  Or getting help taking the MBTA.  

 

Volunteers on the transportation committee receive emails whenever there are needs, and respond when it works for their schedule.

Serve as a Host

Hosts volunteer to welcome an asylum seeker into their home for two to three months. The cluster provides a entire team of volunteers that supports each guest, but each asylum seeker must first have a host.

You can also volunteer as a temporary host, for a period of few days to a week.

Support Special Projects

Volunteers also assist ARCS on a variety of activities included in providing support to refugees. ​ Some examples include research on vocational counseling resources, volunteer database management, coordinating social media outreach, or serving as a backup transportation coordinator.