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Thank you to our volunteers!We would like to thank our volunteers for rallying together to help our Afghan neighbors fill out legal documents and providing childcare. Learn more about what has been happing around the Afghan resettlement program. 

Volunteer Opportunities

Drivers Training

Help Driving Learners practice their skills.

ESL Childcare

Volunteer for childcare services. *Everyone volunteering in childcare must pass a background check.


Help tutor Afghan Students for the GED or TOEFL. 

Reading Partners

Tutoring opportunities are available to help our Afghan neighbors on a variety of subjects.

On Call Drivers

At times the SPS bus routes will be cancelled. This will be set up as needed for those times the bus route has been cancelled for school drop off or school pick up. *This will be a last minute notice.

Homework & Tutoring

Tutoring opportunities are available to help our Afghan neighbors on a variety of subjects.

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Program Summary

When we connect with our Afghan neighbors to build relationships, we create our ability to strengthen our community and help them acclimate to their surroundings. Through our interactions refugees increase their knowledge of the American culture and develop skills to find success within their new culture.

What is a Family Assistant

Being a Family Assistant is an opportunity to mentor refugees who live in Stillwater. Opportunities include meeting with our Afghan friends weekly or every other week, assisting in helping them get places like a grocery store, going to yard sales, being a presence during a difficult transition, attending local activities with an Afghan friend, teaching them to navigate the schools, or practicing speaking English with them.


Oklahoma State University has recently joined the ECAR (Every Campus a Refuge), a network which supports universities and colleges that are engaged in refugee resettlement processes in their communities, and formed a campus advisory committee to provide oversight and input into the university’s ongoing efforts around refugee resettlement.

Learn More
Stitt, Lankford Say Oklahoma Welcomes Afghan RefugeesAn Afghan Family Reflects on Their Journey in the U.S.Understanding Afghan cultureHosting Afghan Students and Scholars Resource Kit

OSU continues to explore other ways to help.If your department or organization on campus has any ideas or resources you would like to contribute to the Afghan Family Project, please contact OSU Global.


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