There are many ways you can support our Refugee Assistance Services.

Support Refugee Assistance ServicesHire a Refugee

Are you a business owner? Hire a refugee or inform RAIS staff about job openings. Contact our Education & Employment team at 907-339-0488, and download our brochure.

Volunteer Opportunities

RAIS works with volunteers from the community, college interns and practicum students, and groups looking to do special volunteer projects. Learn more about current volunteer opportunities.

Fresh International Gardens Project Volunteer Shifts (Tuesdays, Thursdays or Saturdays from June 15- September 26)
  • Transport clients and produce from Fresh International Gardens (intersection of N. Lane and McPhee in Mt. View) to farmers markets across Anchorage.
  • Volunteers please arrive at Fresh International Gardens two hours before the market begins to transport clients and produce to the market. SEE THE FLYER

Mountain View Farmers Market
3543 Mountain View Drive
Thursdays 3-7 pm
June 15-September 14, 2017

Muldoon Farmers Market
Begich Middle School
7440 Creekside Center Drive
Saturdays 9:30 pm-2:30 pm
June 24-September 23, 2017

Town Square Farmers Market
Town Square Park
544 W 5th Ave
Tuesdays 12-5 pm
June 27-September 26, 2017

Give Needed Supplies

When new arrivals come to the U.S., they are often bringing very few belongings. RAIS relies on the support of donors to provide new and gently used items to families to help them establish their new lives in the U.S.

Please view our Donations Giving Guide to learn how to best support our program through in-kind donations!


We encourage you to view our full RAIS Wish List, but some of our most commonly needed items are:

Make a Financial Contribution

Donate online or by mail. Please mail checks to:

Catholic Social Services
℅ Development Department
3710 East 20th Avenue
Anchorage AK 99508

Please specify that you would like the money to go to RAIS.