Get Involved

Join us in making a difference in the lives of newcomers.

Assisting refugees and immigrants to become productive, self-sufficient, and integrated members of their new communities is a BIG job and we cannot do it alone.

Resettlement and integration are complex and demanding processes, but successful outcomes are achieved when newcomers receive the social, material, and practical support they need. This is where you come in. There are many ways you can support our work.

Ways to Get Involved


Make a one-time or recurring financial contribution. Unrestricted funds are an important way for us to sustain our operations and meet the holistic needs of newcomers.

Become a Co-sponsor

Organize a team of people who can partner with a local office to deliver services to an assigned newcomer family and support them on their journey over their first 9 months.

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Learn & Advocate

Educate yourself about refugee issues and the resettlement program. Reach out to national and local leaders and ask them to enact policies that unlock opportunities for refugees.

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Join Our Team

Set newcomers up for success by becoming a member of our staff at the national or local level. Apply for one of our open positions and take the next step toward a rewarding career.


Reach out if your business is interested in hiring refugees, has housing available, has material items to donate, offers relevant services, or has another creative idea for partnership.

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Mobilize Resources

Design your own fundraiser, donation drive, service day, or other action which will raise awareness and collect contributions to meet the needs of newcomers.

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ECDC Private Sponsorship Resources


Every local resettlement office in our network has a need for volunteers.

Volunteers positively impact both individual newcomer families and the local office by building a network of community support.

Volunteers take on a variety of tasks that match the interest and skills of the volunteer with the needs of the local office. Some common volunteer tasks include setting up apartments, organizing in-kind donations, tutoring adults in English, providing transportation to appointments, mentoring families on aspects of American culture, and more.

Ready to take the next step?

Find the nearest ECDC resettlement site nearest you and express your interest!

Where We Work

Please note that many volunteer positions require an application, a criminal background check and motor vehicle records check. Volunteers also receive training and sign an agreement to maintain confidentiality and adhere to ECDC’s code of conduct. This is to protect the safety and well-being of the vulnerable population that we serve and ensure volunteers are equipped to handle situations that might arise. We appreciate your patience and cooperation with the process.