We welcome volunteers!

CNA has an ongoing need for volunteers who can make a regular commitment. Join our team today to make a real difference in the community. Thank you for wanting to volunteer at Center for New Americans, a volunteer-run not-for-profit organization. There are many ways to support our activities; every small contribution helps us make the lives of people seeking asylum a little better.

If you wish to apply for a volunteer position you need to complete the form below

“Having a meaningful role in transforming asylum seekers’ lives and opening opportunity in the United States was a life changing experience.”
Mustafa Sahbaz, New York
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Volunteer Positions Explained

Family Mentor
A mentor family is a part supporter and part friend. Mentors are matched one-to-one with an asylum seeker family to help support them in their new lives in the US.
First Friend
A first friend facilitates cross-cultural exchange through friendship, connecting Asylum seekers with Americans.
Professional Mentors
They provide guidance aimed at assisting refugees, asylum seekers, advance their careers in the United States
Give a hand
Set-up the asylum seeker’s apartment/house
Airport Welcomer
Welcome our refugees/asylum seekers to the US and use your car to provide necessary transportation from Airport to their house or hotel. You will be the first person who welcomes them to their new home.
Document Preparer
Document Preparer Support asylum seekers in the application process and help prepare their documents for applying for Employment Authorization Card, Health Care, Driving License, Tax Return, etc.