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UPCOMING EVENTS

Interfaith Concert
May 10, 2018

Annual Walk for Refugees
June 24, 2018


How to Get Involved

RIM is currently looking for volunteers to assist in the following areas:

  • ESOL Training
  • Job Development
  • Fundraising
  • Publicity
  • Cluster participation
  • Offering workshops (dance, art, etc.)

Fill out out our volunteer application and join us in this amazing work!


About RIM - Serving Immigrants and
Asylum Seekers

"Building Community with Uprooted People to Serve the Common Good," is the mission of Refugee Immigration Ministry (RIM). This faith-based organization was founded in 1986 and provides community-based support to individuals and families who have been uprooted by violence. Research has shown that when someone has lost everything, they hold on to their faith. RIM's faith-based approach builds collaboration between community faith groups in order to provide support to each client from his or her own faith. This is done through several programs:

Clusters: Providing resettlement services (food, housing, transportation) within their communities. Clusters are made up of volunteers from collaborating faith communities within a given geographical area. This collaboration allows several clients to be supported by Clusters and provides an enriching experience to volunteers. RIM clients have mostly stayed in the communities that have welcomed them. They are working and contributing their skills to the community. They are also enriching the communities in which they live by sharing their cultural gifts of food, music, art, and customs.

Current RIM Clusters include:

Spiritual Care Givers: RIM's founding program was to provide an "in-reach" to asylum seekers and others who are held in detention. These volunteers receive 20 hours of training and ongoing supervision as they make monthly or bi-monthly visits in the detention centers.

English Language Classes: Volunteers are trained to tutor immigrants in learning English and to assist them in job searches and community acculturation.

Latest News

RIM's 11th Annual International Concert, May 10, 2018

The 11th Annual International Concert will be held on May 10, 2018 at 6:30pm at the First Parish Malden in Malden, MA. Tickets are $20 general admission, $10 for students. Learn more >>

Walk for Refugees on June 24, 2018

The annual RIM Walk for Refugees will be help rain or shine on June 24, 2018 at 4pm. Meet at the Gazebo at Lake Quannapowitt in Wakefield, MA to join in a walk for three miles around the lake. Water and snacks will be provided. Learn more >>

Intern at Refugee Immigration Ministry

Looking for a great internship where you can get your feet wet in the non-profit world? Come to RIM! Learn all about what opportunities exist at RIM and what makes it such a great place to do your internship here. Download an application here >>

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