Afghanistan is experiencing a humanitarian crisis as violence and insecurity have brought more suffering and internal displacement for thousands of Afghans.
Over half a million people have been internally displaced in 2021 alone – and the number of people forced to flee continues to rise. (UNHCR)
The Regina Open Door Society (RODS) Resettlement Assistance Program (RAP) will be welcoming Afghan refugees to the Regina community by providing essential settlement and support services.
When refugees arrive, RAP caseworkers provide airport reception and secure temporary accommodations where the newly arrived refugees will quarantine for fourteen days. Refugees will remain in the temporary accommodation until a permanent home can be located. They also receive the following settlement services: education, parenting support, volunteer opportunities, counselling, employment, language and health.
How You Can Help
Your contribution will support newly arrived refugees meet their essential needs as they settle in Regina.
Donate your time by volunteering to support the newly arrived refugees through:
Indirect Support (No direct client contact)
- No formal screening, reference check and/or Criminal Record Check is required. However, RODS will retain names and contact information for media release, report and/or public acknowledgement.
- Volunteers can organize and gather donations and forward the items to the Regina Open Door Society team to distribute.
Direct Support (Client/direct contact)
- Must fill out a volunteer application, provide references, and submit a clean criminal record check.
- Volunteers will be organized and connected to work directly with clients in various capacities by RODS staff.
- Clients will be provided with personal safety and risk information/orientation.
Visit our Volunteering Opportunities page to sign up, or contact us at .