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Joining IINE’s mission is an opportunity to make a difference in the lives of people who are striving to build a new life in a new country.

There are many ways to be involved in our work, from participating in events to donating goods to joining a community sponsor group. Additionally, becoming a donor can have a profound impact, as financial contributions are essential for the sustainability of our services. Beyond these roles, there are numerous other ways to contribute, such as advocating for refugee rights, offering employment opportunities, or simply spreading the word about the organization’s mission.

We invite you to explore the many ways you can get involved.

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Questions about volunteering?

Boston

Kate Waidler, Volunteer Coordinator
kwaidler@iine.org

Lowell

Kris Honeycutt, Volunteer Coordinator khoneycutt@iine.org

Manchester

Mike Mailloux, Volunteer Coordinator mmailloux@iine.org

Featured Volunteer

Featured Volunteer

Newton High Schooler Suraj Chaudhry Donates Winter Coats and Warm Words

When Suraj Chaudhry found out that at 16, he was too young for a summer internship at IINE, he was undeterred. He told IINE Volunteer Coordinator Kate Waidler that he wanted “to lend a helping hand in any way possible.”

Kate made two suggestions: he could write a letter to welcome a newly arriving refugee family or collect donations of household items they need. Suraj did both. His beautifully-written letter was delivered to a family from Afghanistan and his donation drive brought in about sixty coats to help newly arrived families stay warm during their first New England winter. 

“What impressed me about Suraj,” Kate recalls, “was his initiative and tenacity. I gave him a couple of ideas and he ran with them, involving his family, friends, and classmates. He followed up with me by phone and email to plan both for the letter and the coat drive and made arrangements to drop them off after his school day.”   

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