As a non-profit, NCASC is able to provide support for the community only because of the community's support of us. If you would like to get involved, there are many ways you can help.
Monetary donations can be made to NCASC or directly to client families. We also accept gifts of stock and securities or estate. Eligible donations are matched by federal grants; this means that when you give once you are really giving twice. To give securely, click on the Donate link to the left.
We also rely heavily on donated items to furnish the homes of new arrivals. This can include furniture, beds, personal hygiene items, TV's, dishes, appliances and electronics, etc. See our Donation & Volunteer Wish-List to the left for more information. Again, eligible donations are matched by federal grants.
With no cost to you, would your family or church group like to take a refugee family 'under your wing?' Co-sponsors provide comprehensive support to newly arrived families under the guidance of African Services, with NCASC providing all monetary support. This includes everything from scheduling and providing transportation to appointments to helping the family pay rent and utilities in times of need. This is a serious and personally rewarding commitment and is greatly needed to ensure a successful transition into our community. For more information contact Omer Omer or Cathey Mitchell.
If you have free time and want to get involved there are many ways to get hands on experience in the refugee resettlement program. Volunteers play a big role in the resettlement process and provide a variety of services. Volunteers may be placed with a specific client or family as a contact who can answer questions and meet needs as they arise. Or, those with adequate experience or a demonstrated interest in social work may serve in our office and work directly with our case management or employment staff. Those interested in teaching or tutoring can be referred to one of the community ESOL classes. See our Donation & Volunteer Wish-List for more volunteer possibilities. Internship opportunities exist for students and recent graduates.
There is a short screening and interview process, and we ask that volunteers commit to serve for a pre-determined length of time or number of hours. For more information about our current volunteer needs, contact Franecia Richmond or Alex Nagy.
Are you a business owner or human resources manager? Or, do you know of upcoming openings at your workplace? A steady job is the key to self-sufficiency and future success in the country, and often it is the most difficult part of the resettlement process. If you know of opportunities or are looking to hire new employees, contact John Sumner or Cathey Mitchell to learn more about what our clients have to offer. For more information on our employment services, see our Services section.