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 here.


Citizenship Class Volunteers (Online)

  • We’ve had overwhelming interest in our new citizenship classes – thank you! We are now reviewing applications. You can expect to hear back by Jan 20.



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

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.


Contact our Volunteer Coordinator for more information.

Emma Thordsen
Volunteer Coordinator
(206) 721-8455 ext. 227