Volunteer Program

A group of five women representing ESL volunteers, teacher and students, smiling at the camera.
ESL classroom volunteers ensure that students with varying levels of English have one-on-one support.

ReWA began in 1985 as a small group of refugee women who volunteered to support their community. 35 years later, we are grateful for the support of more than 200 volunteers each year who are central to our ReWA family. Thank you for contributing toward the achievement of our mission and goals by sharing your time, care and commitment with our neighbors.

Current Opportunities

Due to COVID-19, ReWA does not have in-person volunteer opportunities. We will post new remote positions below.

Election Outreach volunteers:

Do you speak Amharic, Arabic, Burmese, Oromo, Russian, Somali, Tigrinya, or Vietnamese? If so, we need your help! Last year, ReWA volunteers helped 400 individuals from immigrant and refugee communities to learn about the election and register to vote.

Use a texting platform on your computer to send text message reminders about the upcoming election, and ask if recipients need help registering to vote. Time commitment is only a few hours until November 4, Election Day. Training and scripts provided.

ESL Talk Time Facilitator (Online)

Talk Time is a new volunteer-run program. It’s an opportunity for ReWA’s adult ESL students of all levels to get additional English conversation practice. Classes will be held remotely on Zoom.

Tuesdays from 3-4pm
Wednesdays from 5-6p


Please fill out the Volunteer Application. Once your application is submitted, you will be contacted to complete next steps: orientation, background check and placement.

Questions? Contact Volunteer Coordinator: Seth Walker, Seth@rewa.org

Community Engagement Opportunities

ReWA loves partnering with community organizations and companies. If your organization is interested in getting involved please email volunteers@rewa.org.

Benefits of volunteering with ReWA

• Acquire skills in teaching ESL/Citizenship/Job training/Tutoring
• Support refugee and immigrant adults in gaining familiarity with the U.S. culture and community resources
• Be a part of an exciting, community-based effort to make a difference in the lives of newcomer refugee and immigrant families.