8. Refugee Transitions (@reftrans)
Refugee Transitions provides free education, family engagement, and community leadership program services to people who have sought refuge in the U.S. because of war, violence, persecution, and/or economic duress in their country of origin. The nonprofit’s team of staff and volunteers assist newly arrived families to become self-sufficient in the United States by providing services to help them attain the English language, life, job, and academic skills they need to succeed in their new communities.
According to Jyoti Gurung, Refugee Transitions’ Development and Program Associate, the nonprofit is recruiting volunteers for its home-based and school-based education programs in San Francisco, Oakland, and the Greater Bay Area. “We are committed to providing a transformative, cross-cultural experience for students and volunteers alike,” Gurung told me. “We support our volunteers with training, curriculum, resources, and more.” Interested volunteers should fill out this application.