Announcement: Please Read

As of 01/30/2017, Refugee Transitions has received a record number of volunteers to participate in our home-based and after-school programs. We are tremendously grateful to all who have applied to volunteer with us and make an impact in our shared communities! We have held many volunteer orientations and trainings recently, and we will hold off onboarding new volunteers for the next several months. 

If you are interested in making an immediate impact, please consider a donation to Refugee Transitions. Our staff is working at maximum capacity to onboard volunteers right now, and your support would help us increase staff capacity to train more volunteers and serve more students. In addition, we are involving youth and adult community leaders in our programs. Because of the substantial impact these leaders make as interpreters, cultural ambassadors, and peer tutors, they receive much-deserved stipends and gain skills that benefit not only themselves, but also their families and communities. You can take action to support newcomer families today--click the button below to donate!

Please click here to find out how you can help refugees and immigrants today! 

It goes without saying that we're mobilizing fast and working around the clock to assemble critical information to inform and help RT families. We're getting enormous support from volunteers, community leaders,  and RT friends to help us do this. 

Thank you for joining us! 



  Please enter today's date (Format: dd/mm/yyyy)
  First Name
  Last Name
  You're Filling In This Application As
  Home Address
  Location Where You Live
  Neighborhood Where You Live  
  (EB=East Bay; SF=San Francisco; SB=South Bay)
  Please write the name of your home neighborhood if it is not listed
  Mobile phone
  Home Phone
  Email Address
  Emergency Contact 
  (Please include the Emergency Contact's name and relationship to
  Emergency Contact Phone Number


  Birth Date (Format: dd/mm/yyyy)
  Native Language
  Other Languages
  Optional - Ethnicity
  Optional - Marital Status
  Optional - SocioEconomic Status
  Do you have any special skills you would like to share with RT? 
  (e.g. fundraising experience, website/computer skills, translation
  Check if you have been convicted of a felony
  Check if you have been convicted of a misdemeanor
  Please explain your felony or misdemeanor conviction (if applicable)
  Check if you allow Refugee Transitions to use photographs that include
  you for promotional materials


  Employment Status
  How long have you been employed at this position?
  Work Phone
  Check if it is okay to call you at work


  Highest Education Level
  Check if you have received a college degree
  Colleges/Universities Attended
  College: Graduation Date (Format: dd/mm/yyyy)
  (Please enter your college graduation date or the anticipated date.
  The exact day doesn't matter.)
  College Major
  Check if you have received a graduate degree
  Graduate Schools Attended
  Graduate School: Graduation Date (Format: dd/mm/yyyy)
  (Please enter the date you graduated from graduate school or the
  anticipated date. The exact day doesn't matter.)
  Graduate Field of Study
  Other Schooling
  (Please enter any other schooling.)


  Although we may not be able to accommodate all of your preferences, your preference profile will help us determine an
  appropriate student match for you. Please fill out the following information to the best of your ability, and there will be an
  opportunity to change or specify your preferences during the interview. If you need more information about our various programs,
  please refer to our website.

  In this section of the application, you can select more than one choice by holding down the CTRL key and clicking
  on multiple choices.

  Preferred Program
  Preferred Location
  Preferred Neighborhood 
  (EB=East Bay; SF=San Francisco; SB=South Bay)
  Preferred Student Age Range
  Preferred Student Region/Country
  Preferred Student Spoken Language(s)
  Volunteer Special Interest(s)
  (Do you have any other special interests? If so, please include those
  Times Available
  Date Available to Start (Format: dd/mm/yyyy)
  Check if you own a car


  Please provide the name and contact information for two references. If you are unable to do so at this time, please bring your
  reference information to your interview.

  Reference #1 Name
  Reference #1 Organization
  Reference #1 Title
  Reference #1 Address
  Reference #1 Phone
  Reference #2 Name
  Reference #2 Organization
  Reference #2 Title
  Reference #2 Address
  Reference #2 Phone


  Your signature is your "legally-binding contract" to Refugee Transitions that all the information you have provided in your
  application is accurate and completed to the best of your knowledge. In addition, you also agree to the following terms:

  • I understand that the agency has to take the best interests of its clients into consideration first. In order to assure their
    safety and protection, it is the policy of Refugee Transitions to conduct criminal background checks on our volunteers.
  • I authorize Refugee Transitions to conduct a background check on myself and I will submit the required fingerprints upon
    request by Refugee Transitions staff.
  • I understand that Refugee Transitions' volunteers who tutor at school sites need to comply with school district policies and
    complete a tuberculosis screen.

  I have read and agree to the terms stated above.

  Volunteer Signature   
  (Please type your name)
  How did you hear about Refugee Transitions? Please select all that
  If you were referred to RT by another source, please specify.