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Become a KRM Partner today.

Become one of the hundreds of Kentuckians working to welcome refugees to their new home. You can make a world of difference in the lives of new Americans by sharing your time and talents. Join us at a session to learn more about how you can stay engaged.

We offer monthly orientations for those who want to begin the volunteer process and learn more about KRM’s available volunteering options. We also hold monthly virtual info sessions for anyone interested in learning more about the resettlement process, KRM’s services, and ways to get involved. This is a great opportunity to expand your knowledge of refugee resettlement, gain cultural awareness resources, stay updated with our current programming, and ask questions.


  • Individuals or groups (such as companies, faith groups, school groups, etc).
  • Anyone ages 16+ can volunteer directly with refugee clients. Anyone ages 13+ can volunteer in other capacities.

PLEASE NOTE: Volunteers must provide a background check and proof of COVID vaccination prior to serving


What is the Time Commitment?

KRM opportunities range, and we work with your schedule to find something that is a good fit for you. Some volunteers participate in one-time activities while others commit to a three-month program. We are lucky and proud to share that our volunteers stay with KRM for years!

Becoming a Volunteer


Volunteer on-boarding and placement has returned at KRM Louisville! We are excited to welcome Volunteer & Co-Sponsorship Specialist, Kristina Lynch, and to resume this valuable support to our clients and staff. KRM’s monthly Info Session and Volunteer Orientation are now combined into one session, segmented into two parts.

  • Attend an Info Session & Volunteer Orientation to get started. KRM Louisville hosts hybrid sessions (both virtual and in-person) the first Wednesday of each month at 5:30 pm for an opportunity to learn more about refugee resettlement, ways to get involved and next steps for volunteers. Register at the link below.
  • Share a bit about yourself and which programs you are interested in getting involved with. Apply to volunteer here!
  • Happen to be a student interested inĀ getting involved? Consider checking out KRM’s Internships, we are actively recruiting!


  • Review the current volunteer opportunities.
  • Ready to become a volunteer? Attend a volunteer orientation. KRM Lexington hosts a 90-minute orientation on the first Tuesday of each month at 6 pm or as needed.

northern kentucky:

  • Review the current volunteer opportunities.
  • Attend an information and volunteer orientation. KRM Northern Kentucky hosts 90-minute in person sessions the first Monday of the month at 7:15pm.
  • Share a bit about yourself and which programs you are interested in getting involved with. Apply to volunteer here!

Register Here: Info Sessions & Volunteer Orientations



Looking for something else? Learn about internships or co-sponsorship opportunities.

Questions? Here’s who to contact:


KRM Louisville

Kristina Lynch
Volunteer and Co-Sponsorship Specialist

KRM Lexington

Leah Pennington
Volunteer Coordinator

KRM Northern kentucky

Seth Petersen
Volunteer Coordinator