Get Involved

StARS seeks dedicated and energetic volunteers to serve in essential roles in our various programs. Details of volunteer opportunities are outlined below. To volunteer for any of our programs, email

Refugee Legal Aid Program (RLAP)

Volunteer Legal Advisors. Each year, RLAP offers several unpaid legal internships for qualified candidates who can join us for at least six months. Volunteer terms begin in January and July. Opportunities are posted on during recruitment periods.

Volunteer Legal Advisors work under the supervision of RLAP’s legal staff and its Director. They conduct intake and follow-up interviews with clients, apply refugee law and policy to clients’ cases, and prepare written submissions to UNHCR, IOM, and other national immigration authorities as appropriate.

While volunteers receive training, instruction, and guidance, working independently and taking initiative are necessary skills. Qualified volunteers will:

  • Attend a one- to two-week training session prior to the beginning of their volunteer terms
  • Work at least 20 but ideally 40 hours a week and for a minimum of six months
  • Have an interest in international law and refugee issues
  • Be flexible and sympathetic to cultural expectations
  • Have strong research and legal writing skills
  • Work independently and take initiative
  • Work with maturity and professionalism in stressful situations and with emotionally-difficult subject matter
  • Write and speak English fluently
  • Have their own laptop computers to bring to the office


Professional Development Courses – Teachers are needed for Professional Development Courses which take place at AUC Tahir Campus. These classes are geared towards more advanced English speaking students that need to develop skills that will help them achieve professional or academic success. Teachers must have excellent English, a valuable skill to teach to refugees, and be able to commit to a 10-week term.

English teachers are needed in the Adult Education Conversations Classes. Conversation classes take place 4 days a week, Monday – Thursday from 3 – 8pm, although volunteers can commit to the sessions that suit their schedules. , Volunteers will engage in structured sessions providing students the ability to practice everyday English with native or fluent speakers. 

English tutors work one-on-one or in small groups with adult or teen students who want or need more attention outside of class. Tutoring times vary depending on need and program. We ask that tutors to commit to at least one day a week for a minimum of 2 months. Previous teaching experience is desired, but not required.