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.

Youth Summer Camp: July 5-27

Volunteers will work with students virtually on STEM projects, cultural art projects, leadership values and some social emotional learning. Training provided. Apply below.

Citizenship Class Volunteers

Help support students on their path to U.S. citizenship by assisting in weekly online citizenship classes. Help adult students study for the U.S. citizenship exam as they practice English and the test questions.

All classes are on Zoom. We request a 12 week commitment by volunteers. Training provided.

Current Needs:

  • Tuesdays 3-4:45pm *ASAP*
  • Thursdays 3-4:45pm *ASAP*
  • Saturdays 9am-12:30pm
  • Wednesdays 5:30-9pm
  • Tuesdays 6-7:45pm
  • Thursdays 6-7:45pm

Read job description. Apply below.

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 2-3pm, starting Feb 16th
Wednesdays from 5-6pm, starting Feb 17th

Read position description for responsibilities


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