Supporting New Neighbors

Refugees from across the world come to Harrisonburg as a part of their resettlement journey. These refugees often come with little to no familiarity in American culture or knowledge of the English language.

You can help them.

Volunteers can help support our new neighbors as they find and build their new lives in Harrisonburg. You can help us continue the over 30-year tradition of welcoming refugees to Virginia!

Interested in helping your local community? Find out about the volunteer opportunities we offer here in the Shenandoah Valley!
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Apply here to help make a difference in the Harrisonburg community. Your dedication and efforts all make our new neighbors feel welcomed and supported as they make this transition.
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Volunteer Logs

The following survey will take approximately 5 minutes to complete. Thank you for volunteering your time with CWS - Harrisonburg! When you have a moment, please enter the total amount of time you have spent working with CWS clients or supporting with office needs by filling out the form below.

Submit Time Log


  • 18 Years of age or older.
  • Attend a community information and volunteer orientation session.
  • Complete a background check.
  • Complete a volunteer application.
If you have any questions regarding the volunteer process, email Jen Rafter with any questions!