Refugee Care



Refugee Care Collective (RCC) was born out of knowing that Portland has a story it’s stepping into, not just in receiving refugees, but in how we receive them and how they become part of our city. Through restart kits, in home ESL tutoring, family mentorship, and youth mentorship programs, we show our care and invite our newest friends to make Portland their home.

There's a current need for folks to step into In Home ESL Tutoring, as well as a need for Restart Kits - specifically twin and queen bedding kits, and cleaning kits.

To connect with the RCC team, click "contact". To find out more details about these specific needs, or other ways to get involved, click "learn more". 

Pamoja House

If you live in Multnomah or Clackamas County, this is a great opportunity for you. Pamoja House is a multicultural organization serving the diverse immigrant community in the SW Portland area through education, family mentorship, and vocational services. They offer much needed services to new families, including ESL, tutoring, driver’s education, computer and citizenship classes. 

There is currently a need for women volunteers for the end of June and the month of July. There will be sewing and crocheting classes taught by refugee women, and they are in need of: students, assistants, hospitality coordinators, and childcare workers. For more information on this, other available opportunities, and to find out when the next volunteer training is, contact Ruth Carpenter by clicking "contact". 

ESL and tutoring classes will resume in the fall with the new school schedule, and there's always a need for volunteers willing to teach and tutor!

PDX Friends of Refugees

If you live in Washington County, this is a great opportunity for you. PDX Friends of Refugees exists to help refugees not just survive, but thrive in their new home. Serving through relationship, this organization comes alongside newly arriving families to be a friend, and help them navigate their new life in Portland. 

They are in need of volunteers for ESL classes starting in the fall of 2018. They're also looking specifically for women who can drive students to class, help with conversation, and do childcare, which is provided for students’ kids under 5.

For more details on how you can get involved, you can connect with their director, Elizabeth Jones, by clicking "contact". To learn more about this organization, click "learn more".