Refugee School Impact Program


A Summer and After-School Program for refugee children new to the United States. Volunteers will assist children of all ages with homework, fun games, and practicing English.

Before volunteering, all volunteers above 18 will need to complete a background check and 3 online OVASE trainings.  The trainings will take about 2 hours to complete, but after completion, volunteers will be cleared for 3 years. When you sign up to volunteer at an event, you will be approved to volunteer when all pieces have been completed. The clearance can take 2-3 weeks, so please plan accordingly.

Your background check is included in your Catholic Charities volunteer application through Givepulse.  You can also access it here: The volunteer registration also includes directions on how to complete the OVASE trainings.

Once you are approved, you will receive an email with the exact location and additional information about the tutoring sites.

Thank you!

*For the safety of our students, we will send you the address and specific location information for the tutoring program after you are approved and cleared.

*For the student's protection, please refrain from taking pictures of students while volunteering.
130 People | 395 Impacts | 1,738 Hours | 42,908 Total Economic Impact

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My name is Norberto Martinez and I would like to become a volunteer in education after school for refugees, my telephone number is 210 6097307, better speak in spanish