Join us in keeping alive a 40-year tradition of welcome in Greensboro.


Volunteers form an integral part of the CWS Greensboro team. 

    They serve as support systems, mentors, advocates, and friends as refugees learn to adjust to life in this city.

We cannot welcome refugees without you.    

Joining the CWS team.

We seek to provide volunteer opportunities that are meaningful to everyone involved. Yet, opportunities vary depending on refugees’ most critical needs. 

Volunteer may join Welcome Teams to help set up apartments.

Match Teams are groups of 5-7 who commit to 6 months of volunteer support for one refugee family.

Other volunteer experiences include in-home ESL/homework tutors, food deliveries, or administrative work in the office.

More detailed information about volunteer roles and responsibilities are in our online application below.


How to become a volunteer.

For questions, feel free to reach out to CWS volunteer coordinator Amber Handy at 336-617-0381 or email her at

For confidentiality and the safety of our clients, we ask that anyone who volunteers directly with a refugee complete a Volunteer Application. After your application and background check are reviewed and approved, you will be invited to a volunteer orientation and training.

Currently, all volunteers who work directly with clients must be 18 years or older.


Each year, dozens of interns join our team for a semester or more. Depending on their background, they assist the CWS team through administrative work, legal research and support, case management aids, and marketing/fundraising.

These internships are competitive, providing extensive experience working with refugee populations and within the greater community.

Visit our Interns Page for more information.

Share your thoughts with us.

Volunteers are vital to the mission of welcoming refugees.

Because we see you as members of our team, we value your feedback.


Case Notes

Most volunteers are required to document any direct service completed with a client. This occurs in the form of a case note.  Please use the button below to complete your case notes.



A Note about Fulfilling Required Volunteer Hours:

If you have a set number of volunteer hours to complete for a class or assignment, thank you for considering doing those hours with our agency! We may not have placements readily available that will meet your needs; our volunteer opportunities are based on the needs of our clients and the availability of our staff to train and supervise your service. Please contact our office with questions about the specifics of your service requirements. Also, note our office does not provide court-related volunteer hours at this time.

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