Co-sponsorship is a group commitment to welcoming a newly arrived refugee family with more in-depth support than a standard volunteer position allows. We offer two forms of co-sponsorship at CWS Greensboro. The minimum number for a group to become a co-sponsor is 4

1. Welcome Team:  Our welcome teams are paired with families 2-3 weeks before they arrive. The team is responsible for furnishing the newly arrived families home, purchasing/ cooking a hot meal, and transporting the family from the airport once they arrive to their new home. For all new welcome teams there is a training required totaling in two hours of training.

2. Match Team: Our match teams are paired with a family for 6 months. During these 6 months the team is responsible for mentoring the family and is also required to provide at least one month’s rent and utilities. For all new match teams there is a two day¬†training required totaling in 4 hours of training.

For more information please contact our volunteer coordinator at

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