Volunteer with RCP

Last year, 230+ volunteers and 550+ RCP members spent over 20,000 hours together. Join us!

volunteer SIgn Up Form

RCP functions like a very large, very robust community. We believe in the power of relationships, and of moving mindsets of charity to mindsets of mutual aid and solidarity, making RCP a place where deep connection and belonging is felt within across communities hailing from all over the world. Here, RCP Members and community residents contribute their time, skills, and passions to create a sustainable community support network, supporting each other and new families as they arrive. Volunteer through a specific program, or join our fleet of on-call volunteers who pitch in on all sorts of spontaneous things.

Become a Bridge Builder Volunteer. In our Bridge Builder program, volunteers are paired with RCP Members, and they work together to help achieve Members' personal goals, ranging from finding and signing up for a local ESL class, to securing stable housing, to navigating the public school system, and everything in between. While we prefer volunteers be able to commit for 2+ years, Bridge Builders involves a 1 year minimum commitment, visiting with families for ~1-3 hours per week, and participating in RCP's regular community events.

Become a volunteer Language Navigator. In this program, Language Navigators accompany RCP Members as they navigate healthcare settings, providing transportation, accompanying to appointments, helping to request an interpreter, and do post-appointment follow-ups like get a prescription filled. The Navigator is there to provide social and emotional support, and to help ensure that their voices and their agency is being respected.

Volunteer at RCP's Summer Camp. Every summer, RCP hosts a vibrant, multicultural, free summer camp. Running 4 days a week for 4 weeks, the camp is staffed by refugee and migrant young adults, as well as volunteer camp counselors. Volunteer counselors must be able to commit to at least 1 day a week for all 4 weeks.

Join our fleet of on-call volunteers! On-call volunteers pitch in on specific activities - like helping to organize or volunteer at our community Family Fun Days - or for spontaneous things like delivering fresh produce we unexpectedly received from some farmer friends!

Ready to volunteer with RCP?

Fill out the Volunteer Interest Form below! Staff will be in touch with an invite to an orientation where you'll learn more about all of our volunteer opportunities. After orientation, you'll select the one(s) that's right for you. 

volunteer SIgn Up Form

Are you a UNC student looking for Work Study?

From capacity building to grant research to administrative systems, the opportunities for undergraduate Work Student students to get work in the internal operations of RCP are endless. Submit your interest to info@refugeecommunitypartnership.org.