Training

In-depth trainings for community sponsors, staff, and refugees paired with sponsors.

We are continually developing new training opportunities, and we are in the process of selecting a training platform that will allow easy user registration and course selection.

Sponsors

Community Sponsorship Essentials

Prepare to welcome refugees in your community. Take our co-designed baseline training.

Co-designed by the Refugee Welcome Collective, Welcome.us, and the Community Sponsorship Hub, this training serves as a baseline for engaging as a community sponsorship group. Participants will receive both in-depth information around providing resettlement services and a broad overview of how to help facilitate long-term integration and success for newcomers. Pieces of this training are designed for individual learning and reflection, while others are to be discussed with the larger community sponsorship group. If your group wants to serve as a co-sponsor paired with a local refugee resettlement agency, then please be sure to contact your local agency for next steps after completing the baseline training.

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Refugees Paired with Sponsors

Learn About the Community Sponsorship Model

Take our training to learn about the roles and responsibilities of community sponsors.

This training prepares refugees paired with community sponsors to understand the community sponsorship model and what they can expect from the group they are paired with, as well as the role of the resettlement agency that oversees the program.

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National Resettlement Staff

For Local and National Resettlement Staff Responsible for Designing and Implementing Community Sponsorship Programs

Get tools, resources, and examples to create and manage quality community sponsorship programs.

This in-depth training provides local and national resettlement staff with a variety of tools and resources needed to set up, manage, and evaluate community sponsorship programs at the local and national levels.

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Local Resettlement Staff

For Local and National Resettlement Staff Responsible for Designing and Implementing Community Sponsorship Programs

Get tools, resources, and examples to create and manage quality community sponsorship programs.

This in-depth training provides local and national resettlement staff with a variety of tools and resources needed to set up, manage, and evaluate community sponsorship programs at the local and national levels.

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Universities

Mobilizing University Resources for Welcome: How to Make Your Campus a Resettlement Campus

Learn how universities can engage in community sponsorship.

Mobilizing higher education institutional resources is an innovative way to both welcome refugees and provide valuable learning experiences for students. Join Every Campus A Refuge (ECAR) to explore the ins-and-outs of establishing a “Resettlement Campus” – i.e. a higher education institution that provides refugees with temporary housing and community integration support through transformative curricular and co-curricular efforts.
Participants will learn about refugee resettlement and ECAR, why college and university campuses are uniquely positioned to support refugee integration, and how to effectively mobilize resources to do so. Participants will be equipped to leverage their campus and community resources to provide culturally responsive integration support while prioritizing the agency and dignity of refugees.

Training Dates: November 15th and December 6th from 1 PM to 2:30 PM ET

The minimum registrants for each training is 10, and the maximum is 30.

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Individual Volunteers

Partnering with Refugees

Prepare yourself for successful volunteer experiences in refugee resettlement.

This training provides individuals with tools and resources to successfully partner with refugees and resettlement agencies.

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Supporters – Uniting for Ukraine

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Ukrainian Humanitarian Parolees

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Do you need specific training for your Community Sponsorship group or staff?

Refugee Welcome Collective can work with you to develop training that meets your needs.

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