Resettlement Support Team - Winchester
Resettlement Support Team Winchester VA

General Resettlement Support

Thank you for your interest in helping to welcome new neighbors from Afghanistan to our community.  There are several different ways you can help.  

The sign ups are for broad community wide tasks that will support all of the new neighbors coming to our community.  You can sign up for more than one group.

Co-Sponsorship involves relating directly with a new family in the community.  It is a larger commitment than other groups and requires more training, but the rewards can be greater as well.  If you or an organization you represent might be interested in Co-Sponsorship, sign up for this group and you will be contacted for more conversation.  

Please indicate your willingness to serve in leadership for a particular team in the comments space for that team.

Please review the available slots below and click on the button to sign up. Then click on the submit button at the bottom of the page to take you to the page where you enter your information.  When we have enough volunteers to begin to form a team, we will be in touch with you. 

Thank you!

Created by:   First Presbyterian Church
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Community Groups

Housing (8)

Finding affordable housing is urgent and most timely. If you are interested in working to find housing, please sign up for this team.

2 of 8 slots filled
Bob Sherwood
I'm finding new ways to search for suitable housing, want to share this.
mark lore

Housing set-up (10)

When notified of a family's arrival, this team will gather (probably on short notice) to set up the house or apartment.

All slots filled
Rossi Selzer
Nelda & Mike Head (2)
We cannot lift heavy items.
Chris Lizer Lizer
Paula Becker
Nicole M Sergent
Sergent Family
John Gerbi
I have a trailer big enough for most of an apartment's needs.
Donna Knight
I have a pick up truck and access to a box truck

Employment (8)

This team will seek employers who are interested in hiring.

1 of 8 slots filled
Phil Hunter Jr
I know that there is a big demand for production, retail, & food service employees in our area. Some of the production jobs start with interviews through agencies as temps but can lead to full time employment. It will depend on prior work skills.

Community Orientation (8)

This team will gather community resources related to schools, health care, dental care and other social services needs.

3 of 8 slots filled
mark lore
Jan Smith

Transportation Team (6)

This team will collect a list of volunteers who are interested in providing transportation and coordinate with drivers for specific needs.

4 of 6 slots filled
Rossi Selzer
Dave Thalman
Donna Knight
I am part owner of a business in town and find my time can be flexible for transportation as needed

Language Learning (10)

This team will help provide English language learning to children and adults.

6 of 10 slots filled
Rossi Selzer
Wife (Kathryn) has TESL experience
Sallie McLellan
Eleanor Monahan
Fay Stump
I have experience with Laubach and Mango programs. And can seek NHS volunteers from JHHS to provide tutoring and read aloud services for the children.
Rebekah Witt

Interpreters (10)

Please indicate in the comments the languages in which you are able to provide interpreter services.


Donations Management (8)

This team will manage physical donations of household items and clothing. A separate sign up will be provided for specific items.

2 of 8 slots filled
Eleanor Monahan
Nicole M Sergent
Sergent Family

Team Finances (4)

This team will manage cash donations and expenditures.

1 of 4 slots filled
Donna Knight
I have a BSBA with a major in Accounting from Old Dominion and do most of the accounting work for the business my husband and I operate.

Emergent Needs (8)

This team will be available for short term response to a particular need that may not be addressed by other teams. Generally the response to these needs will be very short term and require only one or two people.

4 of 8 slots filled
Bob Sherwood
I enjoy trouble shooting
Edward Jaffee
Now at age 88, "', doing a bit less than a few years ago, but among things, I'm still a pretty good letter-writer.
Kristin Whitesides
I’m happy to help as needs arise!
Jan Smith

Technology (3)

This team will update content for the CWS Winchester Webpage, and support other technology needs of both families and volunteers.

1 of 3 slots filled
John Gerbi
Only so-so on web work, but I can set up network/cable/etc. for their housing

I'd like more information. Please contact me.

Andy Gail
Open to conversations about how Literacy Volunteers to help support with our programing.

I can't commit at this time, but would like to continue to be informed. (10)

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