If you are looking for information about short-term emergency volunteer efforts to provide hospitality to refugees, please read this PDF. The info below is for people interested in long-term volunteering with us.

Year-Long and Summer Volunteer Applications

Online submissions are strongly preferred.

The complete application consists of:

  • Application Form (Word doc)
  • 4 references ( PDF or Word doc), preferably one from each of the following: 1) Pastor, minister, spiritual director, or mentor; 2) Employer, academic advisor or instructor, or supervisor; 3) Adult member of your immediate family; 4) Individual (other than a family member) of your choosing. References may email their forms separately to volunteercoordinator(at) ; please ask them to put your name in the email subject line.
  • Medical Form
  • Recent Photograph
  • Mental Health Reference Form  (if appropriate; see application)

Background checks: As of 7/1/2017, you do not need to submit a background check with your application. If you are accepted as a volunteer, you will then be asked to complete a nationwide background check (instructions provided after acceptance; $15 fee). Your acceptance is contingent upon passing this background check.

To apply electronically (strongly preferred), download the forms from the links above, then email the completed files along with a current picture of yourself to the Volunteer Coordinator (volunteercoordinator at Please send only in Word (doc) or PDF format; no jpeg files or photo images of the application, as these are difficult to read.

Download the free application,  Adobe Acrobat Reader, if you don’t have it already.

If you are unable to submit the application online, you may obtain or submit a paper application with the Volunteer Coordinator at at 815 Myrtle Ave, El Paso TX 79901.  Please note that processing of paper applications is usually slower than for those submitted online.

Community Volunteer Application

  • Community Volunteer Application. (Please print and fill in.)
  • Two reference letters: preferably one from an employer or supervisor and one from a pastor, mentor, spiritual director or counselor
  • Background check: after we review your application, we will provide instructions on how to enroll for a background check. Your acceptance as a volunteer is contingent upon passing this check.