Volunteer to Help Refugees in Our Community
Resettling refugees to Erie from cultures around the globe involves the dedication and generosity of many people. IIE’s volunteers find themselves performing incredibly fulfilling tasks when they devote their time to our clients and our mission. By giving of yourself, you will not only help a family make a smooth transition into their new home, but you will make them feel welcome—even if you don’t speak the same language! Whether you commit ten hours per week or ten hours per year, you will make a real difference in refugees’ lives. Take the first step towards participation by calling Jeff Brooks at (814) 452-3935, ext. 2021 or email jbrooks[at]uscri-erie.org.
There are many ways to use your skills to help refugees. How you get involved depends on your interests and availability. Volunteer opportunities include:
Call Jeff Brooks at (814) 452-3935, ext. 2021 to get started!
Your in-kind donations help refugees to start their new lives on the right foot. In-kind donations furnish newly-arrived refugees’ homes and ensure that refugee children have the necessary school supplies. All refugee homes are furnished entirely through donations. We are most in need of the items listed here and are happy to provide a tax receipt. We accept gently used or new items only. On behalf of all the refugees your donations will help, thank you!