Join our growing team of dedicated volunteers helping to welcome our community newcomers!

*Please note: Due to an unprecedented volume in volunteer applicants, our processing times are taking a bit longer than expected. Don't be discouraged, please still submit your application and we will be in touch as soon as possible!

Current Volunteer Opportunities Include:

Volunteers are also needed at various community events throughout the year! Events include:

  • Redeemer Cup: June 2nd-4th @ Proctor Park. Help us with tabling and joining our cheering squad for the MVRCR Team!
  • World Refugee Day: June 17th @ Hanna Park. Join us for the celebration-opportunities include setup/clean up, tabling and running activities among many others!
  • International Mile @ the Boilermaker:July 9th. Join us to cheer on Boilermaker Runners and the MVRCR One World International Running Team at the International Mile!
  • Welcome Week: September 15th-24th. Join us for various events at MVRCR to welcome Refugees and Immigrants to our community!
  • UNSPOKEN: Date to be determined! Join us for a weekend of events around human rights across the globe!

To become a volunteer at MVRCR, please submit a Volunteer Application. You can download the PDF here.

For Volunteers under the age of 18, please also download and submit the following form with your application (Form).

All Applicants should review the MVRCR Volunteer Onboarding Process here, as well as review the MVRCR Volunteer and Intern Handbook here, prior to interview.

For more information, or to set up an appointment, please contact Jennifer Cieslewitz by calling (315) 738-1083 or emailing jenniferl@mvrcr.org.

*Any incomplete applications will not be considered

Please send all completed applications to:

Jennifer Cieslewitz 
Volunteer/Intern Coordinator
Mohawk Valley Resource Center for Refugees
201 Bleecker St.
Utica NY, 13501

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