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Volunteer with RFS!

Join our dynamic team of volunteers today! Click here to download our VOLUNTEER APPLICATION and email the RFS with your questions. All volunteers are required to pay a $10 Volunteer Registration Fee in order to begin volunteering with RFS.


Thank you for your interest in Refugee Family Services! Volunteers are essential to the success of RFS programs. From helping refugee youth with their homework to conducting English classes in refugee homes, volunteers make a difference in the lives of our new friends and neighbors every day.

What do our volunteers say?

“I chose to volunteer with RFS because the mission of the organization is extremely inspiring and I am very passionate and devoted to it. I love the fact that I can assist women and children with making a positive and proficient change in their lives.” - Sheenae Davis

Current Volunteer Opportunities

Afterschool Tutor
McLendon Elementary and Jolly Elementary

In a class setting, work directly with refugee children in grades K-5 who have been in the U.S. less than 5 years. Tutors help students complete their homework and improve reading and writing skills. Tutors also assist the Classroom Supervisors in creating and implementing educational and social enrichment activities, including sports, arts, multi-cultural education, and more.
August-May. Monday-Thursday, 2:45 – 5:45 PM. Requires a minimum commitment of 2-3 hours, one day a week, for one semester.

One to One Tutor
McLendon Elementary and Jolly Elementary

Work one-to-one with a refugee youth in grades K-5 struggling with English or any language-based subject. Volunteers are provided with a student evaluation and individually designed curriculum that introduces and reinforces core skills needed to succeed in school. A steady tutoring relationship is often a transforming experience that offers special attention and encourages growth and the development of confidence for a refugee child.
August-May. Monday-Thursday, 2:45 – 5:45 PM. Requires a minimum commitment of 2 hours, one day a week, for one semester.

Young Women’s Leadership Program Mentor

Mentors work one-on-one with promising high school refugee girls supporting them as the navigate high school, plan for college and work toward their future careers. YWL mentors will make significant contributions, acting as role models, friends and career advisors. Mentors are encouraged to cover curriculum that introduces and reinforces core skills needed to achieve personal and academics success. We are seeking female mentors ages 21+. Mentors will need to make a minimum of a 7 month commitment. Mentors and girls would meet for an activity at least one Saturday a month. Mentors should be compassionate, non-judgmental, culturally sensitive and have a genuine affinity for helping children.
Requires one monthly meeting, individual time spent with mentee, and a minimum commitment of 7 months.

Family Literacy Tutor
Clarkston & Stone Mountain Area

Volunteers work one-on-one with a refugee mother or father, in the family’s home, providing English language tutoring and also serving as crucial link to American culture. Improving English skills is an important step in a refugee family’s path to self-sufficiency. RFS provides orientation, training and resources.
Weekly, Flexible Hours. Requires a minimum commitment of 2 hours, once a week, for three months.

Alternative Break Volunteer Trips

RFS loves hosting Alternative Break trips! If you are interested in planning an alternative break with Refugee Family Services please fill out our Alternative Break Information Form and email the form to the RFS