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 help.

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’s in-person volunteer opportunities are limited. We will post new remote positions below.

October: Voter Outreach Volunteers!

Do you speak/write Vietnamese, Somali, Amharic, Tigrinya, Oromo, Arabic, or Russian? Would you like support our clients remotely with registering to vote and understanding the voting process?

See position here!  Get Out the Vote: Outreach Volunteer

To apply, complete Volunteer Application below.


Please fill out the Volunteer Application. Once your application is submitted, you will be contacted to complete next steps: orientation, background check and placement. For most positions, volunteers are placed one week after background checks and orientation has been completed.

Gates Foundation Day of Caring volunteers pose for a group photo at ReWA's SeaTac office.

Gates Foundation Day of Caring volunteers pose for a group photo at ReWA’s SeaTac office.

Corporate Volunteer Opportunities

ReWA loves partnering with community organizations. 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
• Help refugee and immigrant adults gain 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.



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