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It takes a diverse community to build and develop the strengths of individuals. At Dorcas International, we rely on the vital support and assistance our volunteers provide for both clients and staff. Volunteers lend their expertise in various areas of our agency, helping immigrants and refugees achieve self-sufficiency and more. Through their commitment and dedication, volunteers bring a sense of community and connection to our agency, fostering a safe, caring, and supportive environment.

We Love our Volunteers!

Just last year, Dorcas International hosted more than 250 volunteers who spent more than 10,000 hours supporting clients and staff members through our many programs, services, and projects. Invaluable!

How You Can Help

As a volunteer, you can contribute your unique skills and experiences to different aspects of our work. From assisting with language and cultural orientation programs to offering mentorship and guidance on job placement, you can help refugees build lives with dignity and resilience. Additionally, you can lend a hand in providing essential services such as housing support, educational opportunities, and access to community resources.

Register to Volunteer

Volunteers play a critical role with and for our agency, and we welcome your interest.

Please register to become a volunteer, and receive our Volunteer Services Newsletter and other communications about available volunteer opportunities with Dorcas International. 

Register to Volunteer!

Please note: Keep your username and password handy, as you will need to access your account again | Although we are constantly working to find potential matches and form new volunteer opportunities, placement cannot always be guaranteed | Many opportunities may require a minimum commitment of three to six months | Opportunities are available only to those 18 years of age and older 

More Information

Are you interested in learning more about Dorcas International and available volunteer opportunities? Email us at with the subject line: Volunteer Informational Session.

If you are looking to find an internship with us, please email with the subject line: Intern Informational Session.

We can also be reached by phone: 401-784-8761.

Current Volunteers

Are you a current Dorcas International volunteer who needs to log your hours in your profile? You can log in here:

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Dorcas International Institute of Rhode Island strives to create a welcoming environment for all, working to empower the most vulnerable among us for more than 100 years. We meet our clients where they are by providing integrated, wraparound programs and services helping those seeking to overcome educational, cultural, economic, and language barriers.