There are a variety of ways your skills, passions, and availability can fit in at Canopy! We are excited for you to join us in our mission to create a community where refugees are welcomed and equipped with all they need to build new lives.

Join the Circle of Welcome

A Circle of Welcome team is a group of 6-8 volunteers that commit to walking alongside a new family for their first 6 months in the US. Learn more here.

Become an Interpreter

We are always looking for interpreters to assist with our client services. Reach out to amy.hoskins@canopynwa.org if you are interested in learning more and providing interpretation services.

Explore Other Volunteer Opportunities Below

Time commitment: 1 hour/month for 6+ months

A Career Couch’s primary function is to meet with a client on a regular basis to practice English, look for professional resources in the area, and provide assistance with the job search. This includes professional support according to the needs of the mentee. For example:

  • Assist clients in obtaining the necessary credentials, education, experience, and job skills to secure employment in professional and/or skilled career fields.
  • Discuss appropriate career pathways and help create personalized career development plans, including resume assistance and interview preparation.
  • Advise on necessary training and technical assistance, such as digital literacy.

As a Client Services Volunteer, you will have the opportunity to help Canopy through:

  • Work alongside case managers to provide administrative support for refugees. This includes filling out important public benefit documents.
  • Provide transportation for clients to improve their economic or educational success. This includes transportation to job interviews, medical appointments, parent-teacher conferences, and the Social Security office.
  • Provide childcare to clients in need of short-term sporadic relief, especially when clients are attending appointments pertinent to their economic or educational development.
  • Accompany clients to appointments

Client services volunteers may be asked to provide a wide range of support, including transportation, childcare, assistance at medical appointments, and other needs as they arise.

Note: If you plan to help transport clients, please have a valid driver’s license and auto insurance.

Canopy works with Ozark Literacy Council (OLC) to provide in-home tutoring for Canopy clients who face barriers to attending in-person ESL classes.

All volunteers interested in being an in-home tutor should sign up through OLC or email info@ozarkliteracy.org for more detail.

The Intensive Case Management (ICM) program is a client-centered program that empowers the most vulnerable to achieve their highest degree of independence through education, individualized/ trauma- informed case management, and holistic community integration support. Neighbors in need of Intensive Support mentors are the most vulnerable population we serve. Volunteers meet socially with the mentee regularly to practice English and provide friendship, as well as to support the mentee in navigating the local community and U.S. cultural norms.

Help us in the coming months as we welcome new neighbors! We are in need of community members who can provide occasional help with move-ins.

You can be a part of preparing a home for new arrivals and creating a warm and welcoming space for them to live when they arrive. Providing a comfortable and safe home for a new family is such an important step in our welcome process.

We are looking for skilled volunteers to assist graduates of Canopy’s Entrepreneurship program who started their businesses.

  • Accounting and Bookkeeping
  • Marketing: Web design, social media, marketing plan, graphic design
  • Cash Flow Management
  • Legal Consultation: Review contracts and legal documents
  • Inventory Control: Assessing & developing improved systems
  • Financial Projection: Estimating revenues and expenses
  • Strategic Business Planning: Business analysis, state and city requirements, licensing and permitting
  • Business Mentors: Work with new entrepreneurs to advise and consult

Please email our Entrepreneurship Program Manager for more information: bethany.carter@canopynwa.org

Do you love helping students? Do you have a passion for working with youth? Our after-school program might be the perfect place for you! As an after-school volunteer, you will help with:

  • Transportation of students from school to the program
  • Tutoring and homework help
  • English-language practice
  • Preparing snacks and activities and more!

Canopy offers an after-school program for younger students and older students. As a volunteer, you can choose which age group you prefer to work with, or you can choose to volunteer with both.