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Spiritual Care Giver's Training

Sept. 22 9AM - 5PM
Sept 27 6PM - 9PM

Lutheran Church of the Redeemer
60 Forest Park Road Woburn, MA 01801

Chelmsford/Lowell Cluster International Dinner & Fundraiser

October 20, 2018

First United Baptist Church, Hospitality Hall
99 Church Street Lowell, MA 01852


Annual International Dinner

November 18, 2018

Armenian Cultural and Educational Center
47 Nichols Avenue Watertown, MA 02472

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

Support the Chelmsford/Lowell Cluster with an International Dinner and Fundraiser on October 20, 2018

Join us at the First United Baptist Church in Lowell, MA on Saturday, October 20, 2018 from 5-8:30pm. Meet our asylum seeker and hear his story. Learn about his work, his country and his reasons for his escape. Learn what an "asylum seeker" is and the legal process involved in the United States for asylum seekers. Bring food to share for supper from your ethnicity or someone else's, or come with American food! Bring a free will offering to support the work of our asylum seeking ministry: make out a check to RIM, memo line: Chelmsford/Lowell Cluster.

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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