I am incredibly grateful to all the wonderful organisations who generously gave me their time. I have learned so much both personally and in regards to  my research.

I will never forget your kindness, trust and generosity to someone who previously was a complete stranger, an example of the very topic of my research.

San Francisco/Oakland

Jewish Family & Community Services –
Ami Dodson, Volunteer Services Manager
Zoe Pollock, Program Coordinator, Community Teams.

Refugee Transitions –
Jyoti Gurung, Community Engagement Coordinator

East Bay Sanctuary Covenant –
Lisa Hoffman, Director of Development
Lisa Gano, Assistant Director & Volunteer Program Manager.
Jessica Mendez, Volunteer
Owen Thompson, Lastad Support Services Manager
Abigail Rich, Attorney
Maya Kandell & Crecencio Ramirez, Community ESL Volunteers.

Regeneration Church –
Kristen Law, Volunteer ESL & Citizenship Tutor

Oakland Catholic Worker –
Linh Nyugen, Case Manager
Faith, Case Worker
Anne Carrabino, CEO
Martha, former Client now Volunteer.

1951 Coffee Company –
Doug Hewitt, Founder

Amsterdam, Netherlands

De Meevaart –
Tim Doornewaard, CEO
Firouz Azarhoosh, Founder and Volunteer
Rob Van Der Weelen, Founder and Volunteer

Boost –
Shahdi Khalaf – Client turned Volunteer Community Worker
Maha – volunteer
Linde Lamboo – Program Manager

Dappere Dames –
Malika Frindi,  Chair of the Board

Vluchtelingen Werk – and
Elizabeth Bereket, Language Coach Program Project Lead
Volunteer Team

Archipel –
Sasha, Community Worker

‘Eltheto Kerk’ (Church)
Gianni, Community Worker