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.

Current Needs: 

  • In-home ESL tutoring.

  • Family and youth mentorship.

  • Restart Kits - specifically kitchen 1 and kitchen 2 kits. Kit item lists can be found by clicking “Learn More”.

To connect with the RCC team, click "Contact". To find out more details about these specific needs and 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. 

Current Needs: 

  • 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!

For more information on this, other available opportunities, and to find out when the next volunteer training is, contact Ruth Carpenter by clicking "Contact”. To learn more about this organization, click "Learn More". 

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. 

Current Needs: 

  • Volunteers for ESL classes starting in the fall of 2018.

  • Women who can drive female 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".