We welcome volunteers from all religions, or affiliations, and you do not need to be a church member to get involved. Please fill out the volunteer interest form to let us know how you would like to help, and someone from our volunteer committee will contact you directly with next steps. Brief descriptions of our various committees are listed below.
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The Housing Committee collaborates with HIAS-NY and works with families both pre- and post-arrival to secure and furnish housing and help orient the family to the culture of their new home.
The Employment Committee identifies potential job opportunities and professional networks for family members and assists them with job applications, resume writing, mock interviews, and other career needs.
The Communications Committee is responsible for communicating internally and externally about Brooklyn Neighbors for Refugees.
Community Connections Committee
The Community Connections Committee provides welcome materials, meals after arrival, and material items necessary for beginning a new life in New York City. The committee also assists families with neighborhood and transportation orientation and identifies culturally relevant connections that further facilitate integration into their new community.
The Education Committee identifies English language classes for adults, as needed. They assist with school and daycare enrollment and help children adjust to new educational environments.
The Financial Committee fundraises and helps secure the financial commitment required to successfully resettle refugee families in New York City. The committee also provides financial advice to resettled families, as appropriate.
The Health Committee supports families in navigating the healthcare system, including securing health providers and coverage to access care. The Committee works with HIAS-NY staff to schedule doctors appointments and advocates for individuals and families as needed.
Why are volunteers getting involved?
On Good Friday, April 15, 2022, our volunteers offered meditations and reflections on why they felt called to lend their time and talents to Brooklyn Neighbors for Refugees. Play the video to hear what volunteers had to say about getting involved.
Can You or Your Organization Join Us?
Would you or your organization like to join Brooklyn Neighbors for Refugees? Please contact us. We welcome all who want to help refugees in our community!