How Can I Help?

There are many ways you can help Refugees Northwest with our life-changing work!

Donate. Give generously to help us make sure each refugee that arrives in our area is given a chance to begin their new life with health, justice and hope.


In-Kind Giving. Many of our clients do not qualify for food or housing subsidies, and some are homeless or live on the verge of homelessness. Every month we help these most-vulnerable clients with emergency food bags, hygiene products, bus tickets and grocery or clothing gift cards. We need your assistance! Host a DIY food, hygiene or gift card drive. We have simple lists and instructions to get you started!


Give the Gift of Hope. Any time of year, but especially during the holidays, give your friends and loved ones the gift of helping refugees! Please see our Online Giving Page for more information and an opportunity to share the hope of second chances with everyone in your gift circle this year


Show Your Refugees Northwest PrideOur T-shirts, hoodies, mugs and totes allow you to proclaim your support of refugees and our program! They are quality items, great for gifts too. As a bonus, almost half of your purchase goes directly to support our life-changing work!

Spread the Word. Help us get the word out! Share this page, like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and Instagram. During these difficult times, your support is invaluable to help us amplify our message. We want your friends and family to love Refugees Northwest too!


Volunteer. We could not do what we do without the passionate help of our amazing volunteers. There are many different ways to participate…find out how you can help today! See current volunteer opportunities below.

Refugees Northwest is seeking volunteers to facilitate small Talk Time groups for elder refugees to develop their English language skills.
Pleasant talk after great breakfastVolunteers must be available to attend weekly sessions in Kent from 1:30pm-4:15pm on Tuesdays. We are seeking individuals able to volunteer for 6 months. Training will be provided.
For more information, please contact Sarah Lawrence at

Internship written and underlined signWe are looking for undergraduate or 1st year masters students from any health, social science and social service departments to be a part of the Connection Desk team. Currently we have 9 volunteer/internship positions. We are looking for individuals who can commit to being involved with the program for a year or more and can fulfill a minimum requirement of 8 hours a week at the Connection Desk in SeaTac. Click here to learn more.

We are also searching for volunteers who are available during the Summer 2019 for a The Word Volunteerminimum of 16 hours a week.  The Connection Desk volunteers/interns will serve as social resource specialists, connecting clients to available resources in their community that will better their health and overall well-being.  Volunteers will link referred clients and walk-in South King County community members to resources. Click here to learn more.