Get Involved

There are many ways to get involved with helping refugees.

You can help by donating your time and expertise to DARA through volunteering — there is so much you can do as a volunteer to make a positive impact on the lives of refugees today!


You can also donate to DARA to help us continue our mission of aiding refugees in our community.

Please Donate

Stay involved by following DARA on social media and keeping up with our blog,

and don't forget to join our mailing list!

Become a DARA volunteer

Volunteers are the backbone of any nonprofit, and DARA welcomes those of all abilities. Whether you can help out weekly or occasionally, in person or from home, opportunities are available in both behind-the-scenes and hands-on areas. If you would like to Volunteer for DARA, please complete our Volunteer Application.

If after completing the application you are available to consider a volunteer leadership role at DARA,

please visit Join Our Team, where you can view our open opportunities.

Please feel free to view the slideshow below that explains the volunteer responsibilities in more detail.


Your donation can also help DARA continue to aid refugees in our community.

Please Donate


DARA’s fundraising efforts support refugee families. We are a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, and 100% volunteer-run. Your monetary donation helps DARA cover refugee family expenses for the first year of resettlement, and DARA's small operating costs.

There are several options for donating to DARA. Simply choose the way that works for you — and thank you!

You can donate through PayPal:


You can also support DARA by shopping through iGive


and through Amazon Smile.


If you prefer to contribute by check, please make your check payable to DARA and mail it to:

PO Box 1090
Redding Ctr, CT 06875-1090

Please consult your tax professional as to the eligibility status of any donations.

If you have other questions, feel free to contact us at