As part of Welcome Home, Team Rubicon has partnered with Welcome.US as it expands operations in multiple cities to support Afghan families as they transition into their new homes across the US.
With financial assistance provided by Church World Services and the US Department of State through the Afghan Placement and Assistance Program and other donations, Team Rubicon is working with local and national resettlement partners to provide families and individuals with necessary household items and move-in support.
Volunteers aresetting up warehouse space for the management of donated goods, establishing an intake site for donations including basic household goods, furniture, hygiene items, and casual, culturally appropriate clothing. Then they work with local agencies or directly with families to ensure they have the items necessary for their new homes.
In communities across the US, volunteers are helping families with furniture set-up and home move-in.
The area-specific donation wishlists are linked below.
Team Rubicon is proud to be on the National Welcome Council and a member of the Welcome Coalition, which is the national effort supporting Afghan families as they build new lives in the US.
Donated Goods Management
The sea of goodwill across the U.S. needs to be harnessed effectively so Team Rubicon has stepped up to ensure donated items reach Afghan families in need.
For group/bulk donations, please access the form HERE
If you have specific questions for our team or about donations please email[email protected]
Housing and Accommodation Assembly
Volunteers are coordinating housing arrangements to apartments and homes, and building temporary housing units, and are also assembling furniture and arranging donated household goods for the arriving families.
Transporting people, gear (including COVID-19 safety and testing equipment), and other resources for the incoming families is no easy task. Volunteers with backgrounds in supply management and transport are leading the way to meet the current needs.
BUILT TO SERVE
Why Team Rubicon?
Team Rubicon is a veteran-led humanitarian organization that serves global communities before, during, and after disasters and crises. At our core, we believe that we have a commitment to serving people who need us in times of emergency—regardless of race, religion, citizenship status or any other discriminators.
Continuing the mission
Being a post 9/11 organization, our veteran volunteers who served in Afghanistan, are continuing to support Afghan families, taking this opportunity to give back to the families for supporting them during their service.
Team Rubicon has the ability to leverage volunteers with firsthand experience with the people, the place, and the culture.
ALL HANDS ON DECK
Frequently Asked Questions
From donating to volunteering your time and supplies, below are our responses to frequently asked questions on how you can help resettling families.
How should I share information on a place I know of that can shelter incoming families?
What facilities are available (running water, electricity, etc)?
How many rooms there are, or an approximation of the space
How many people could you house and for how long?
Is there basic furniture or will you be needing assistance with furnishing?
I speak multiple languages. How can I be of help?
Sign up to volunteer with Team Rubicon here, and when prompted to list your skills, be sure to indicate what languages you speak. Once you clear your training, you will be ready to deploy and serve in the field.
Already a volunteer with Team Rubicon? Update your profile with any and all languages you speak through the link here. .
I want to donate items and goods to the resettling families. How can I serve in this way?
We appreciate your generosity. Only specific NEW items will be accepted at this time.
Volunteering to serve on a Team Rubicon operation is all dependent on how much time you have to share. From single-day deployments to week-long missions, volunteering is based on the availability you indicate in your volunteer portal, which can be accessed here.
What is Welcome Home and Welcome.US?
Welcome Home is a project of Welcome.US, a nationwide initiative for the American people to welcome and support those seeking refuge here, starting with our new Afghan neighbors. Welcome.US works in partnership with local and national resettlement agencies, Afghan-American organizations and leaders, refugees, community sponsorship groups, nonprofits, businesses, faith-based institutions, veterans, universities, three former Presidents and three former First Ladies.
Still have questions? Donation and partnership inquiries can be directed towards[email protected]
Every dollar donated delivers big impact. Support humanitarian and disaster relief missions through Team Rubicon's Ready Reserve Fund.
Become a Greyshirt
If you are built to serve, then this is your team. Join Team Rubicon, become a Greyshirt and use your skills and talents to serve people in need. Veterans and civilians welcome.
Not a Greyshirt? You can still help, even if it's for a day. Volunteer in your local community to help with management of donated goods for Afghan families.