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RIFA is a volunteer-run organization. It was founded as such, and we are committed to keeping it so. Having an all volunteer staff has its challenges, among them recruitment and retainment of quality coaches.

We believe, however, that the benefits of participation far outweigh those challenges. For nearly a decade, we have counted on a core of volunteers who have provided our organization and, most importantly, our youth participants incredible stability.

Our coaches not only do incredible work with RIFA, they also have careers, run businesses, attend graduate school and are growing their families.

Currently Recruiting

We are currently recruiting a group of coaches to help us bring additional stability to our boys program, grow our girls program, and support our organizational development. Recruitment will run from May 2019-July 2019 for the Summer and Fall seasons.

Join us!

If you are interested in working with asylee, immigrant and refugee youth in New York City, please complete and submit the below form. We ask our volunteers to make at least a one year commitment of consistent participation. Volunteers will be screened and interviewed, and those invited to join will be asked to sign a background check authorization.


Volunteer Form

Please complete the following fields. You will be contacted by email for the first round of screening, after which a phone and in-person interview may follow.

Name *
Over 18 *
Volunteers must be at least 18 years old. If under 18, you will be referred to one of our youth programs.
Phone *
Available to Start *
Available to Start
We ask volunteers to commit for at least one year of consistent participation.