YPFP Refugee Assistance Program (RAP)

  • DC



United States

About Us

Interested in making a meaningful difference in someone's life, broadening your horizons, or perhaps gaining experience to prepare yourself for a future career in human rights and humanitarian issues? Consider volunteering with the Refugee Assistance Program at Young Professionals in Foreign Policy (YPFP)!

Our mission is to create social support networks of volunteer mentors, teachers, and friends for recently resettled refugees in the greater Washington, DC area. These relationships are integral to providing survivors of oppression, war, and political violence with assistance to build new lives in the United States. YPFP RAP volunteers engage directly with refugees, exerting a substantial impact on their lives and in the process gaining meaningful professional exposure and experience. In addition, RAP serves to educate the broader YPFP community about topics related to refugees, human rights, and immigration. YPFP RAP partners with the International Rescue Committee, Lutheran Social Services, and the List Project.