At Interfaith Ministries for Greater Houston, our volunteer philosophy centers on direct, hands-on support for those in need. When you volunteer with our Refugee Services, you work closely with refugee clients and their families, helping them settle into their new lives. This close interaction allows volunteers to make a meaningful difference, providing crucial support and fostering hope within our community. Join us in creating a welcoming environment for our newest neighbors.

Airport pickup is a vital role that involves greeting refugee families at the airport and facilitating their transportation to their new apartment. Volunteers flexibility is key as the time spent at the airport may vary. If you want to learn more about this opportunity, please complete THIS Google Form.

Volunteers are needed to support school registration in person. This task involves transporting clients to their assigned schools and helping them complete paperwork.

Volunteer as an English Conversation Practice partner and support refugee families in learning English. Commit to meeting 1-2 times per week for at least 3 months, either in person or virtually via Zoom. Your contribution will make a meaningful difference in their language development and integration.

Become a Family Mentor Volunteer and play a pivotal role in supporting individuals or families as they settle in Houston. As a mentor, you’ll provide guidance, help families navigate local resources, practice English, and extend a warm welcome. This commitment spans 4-6 months, with volunteers dedicating a minimum of 1 hour per week to their assigned family. Join us in making a lasting impact on their journey toward integration and empowerment within our community.

Volunteer with IMGH Refugee Service’s Women’s Group program to support refugee women in rebuilding their lives in the United States. We need compassionate volunteers to ensure these women can fully engage in sessions and gain strength and confidence in navigating new environments. Your responsibilities can include transportation services, setting up event spaces, fostering a positive community atmosphere, offering emotional support, and organizing activities for children attending the sessions. Join us in making a meaningful difference in the lives of refugee families.

Steps to Become an IMGH RS Volunteer:

                                          1. Attend an online volunteer orientation. Sign up for an orientation date below.                                                    

2. Set up a Volunteer Profile on Better Impact

3. Complete a $10 Background Check (link will be emailed to you from Sterling Volunteers)

4. Complete a 30-minute online Anti-Child Abuse Training

For questions, please email or call (713) 533-4900.