Join the journey.
Become a KRM Partner today.

Become a part of the over 600 caring Kentuckians working to welcome refugees to their new Kentucky home.

You can make a world of difference in the lives of new Americans by sharing your time and talents. Volunteers play an integral role in the refugee resettlement process here at Kentucky Refugee Ministries, and we strive to ensure our relationship with our volunteers is a mutually beneficial one. We hope you gain as much from the experience as our clients do.

Register for a Volunteer Orientation


  • 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.

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!

If you are interested in an official internship, please see our career page for internship opportunities.

Steps to Becoming a Volunteer:

  1. Review the volunteer opportunities: Louisville / Lexington
  2. Review and complete a volunteer application: Louisville / Lexington
  3. Attend a Volunteer Orientation
    • Louisville: First Wednesday of each month, 5:30 p.m. at KRM Louisville
    • Lexington: First Wednesday of each month, 5:00 p.m. at KRM Lexington
  4. Submit a Background Check

current volunteers: submit your hours

If you are already a volunteer, you can submit your hours online.

Questions? Here’s who to contact:

KRM Louisville

Marissa Mason
Community Engagement and Development Specialist
(502) 479-9180 x 544

KRM Lexington

Daphne Parker
Program Assistant
(859) 226-5661