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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  • 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 our volunteer coordinator, Olga Baltazar with any questions!