There are many ways that students with varying interests, capabilities and talents to contribute to organizations that help refugees. Here are some ideas. We will be adding to this list as time goes by, so check back later.
East Bay Sanctuary: EBSC provides legal services, community organizing, and transformative education to support low-income immigrants and people fleeing violence and persecution.
International Rescue Committee: By volunteering with the IRC in Oakland, CA, you use your skills to help people who have fled violence and persecution to rebuild their lives in America.
Partition Archive: This group is dedicated to preserving a people’s history of Partition. It is their view that a strong foundation in history will pave the way for a more enlightened future for the subcontinent and hence the world. Volunteers are needed to collect stories by conducting interviews.
One Billion Miles to Safety: Join the UN’s Refugee Agency to walk, run, and cycle the number of miles refugees travel every year to reach safety. There are also opportunities to donate and fundraise for this organization.
The UN Refugee Agency partners with many other agencies and organizations to help refugees. Start exploring the coalition on this page.