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How to Help

Volunteer or Mentor

How can you get involved with welcoming refugees, unaccompanied children, and asylum-seekers? First of all, thank you for your willingness to donate your time and talent. Because of you, Lutheran Social Services of the National Capital Area (LSSNCA) can welcome new neighbors every day, and together, we’re creating an inclusive community of well-being where people thrive.

We have volunteer opportunities across our programs, ranging from a one-day event to ongoing support and potential to build relationships with program participants.

Refugees Give Back

We're thrilled to launch our Refugees Give Back (RGB) program! The program welcomes ORR-eligible individuals (e.g., SIVs, refugees, asylees, etc.) who have lived in the U.S. for at least two years, and are not receiving LSSNCA services, to serve as advocates and peer support alongside newly arrived program participants.

Volunteer opportunities include mentoring, ESL, resume building, job searches, transportation to and from interviews, and more. If you're interested, please fill out the form below or reach out to

If you'd like to learn more about volunteering with LSSNCA, please fill out the form below and our team will be in touch with you. 

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