Become a Sponsor
Sponsorship changes lives—including your own. Learn about what's involved and how to get started.
Sponsorship is the ultimate act of welcome—and anyone can do it.
Over the last year, hundreds of thousands of everyday Americans have stepped up to provide a bridge to safety and a path to opportunities for families seeking refuge in the United States through ground-breaking government programs.
Sponsors are guides, neighbors, friends, and cheerleaders for newly arriving families seeking to rebuild their lives in the U.S.
Already know a family member or friend who you want to sponsor? Find out how to move forward.
Start your sponsor journey today
What is sponsorship?
Find out what sponsorship involves, and see if it's a good fit for you. Depending on how much time you have, here are three ways to learn more.
Got 2 minutes?
Watch a short video introduction to sponsorship.Watch the video
Got 5 minutes?
Review an in-depth introduction to sponsorship with answers to FAQs.Learn more
Got 10 minutes?
Take an interactive training session to learn what it takes to be a successful sponsor.Take the training
Join us live!
In our new Live Information Sessions, hear inspiring stories, get an overview of resources, view a demo of the Welcome Connect platform, and join a Q&A.Register today
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Who do you want to sponsor?
An unprecedented 27.1 million people around the world have been forced to flee their homes due to war, economic instability, and natural disasters. See which groups are in urgent need of sponsors.
Sponsor people from Cuba, Haiti, Nicaragua, and Venezuela
People from these countries are experiencing urgent crises, and Americans can now sponsor them through the Process for Cubans, Haitians, Nicaraguans, and Venezuelans (P4CHNV).Learn more
Under the Uniting for Ukraine program (U4U), Americans can sponsor people seeking refuge from war the war in Ukraine.Learn more
Sponsor someone seeking refuge from another country
Sponsor groups can bring refugees from around the world to safety via the Welcome Corps. You can be among the first class of sponsors for this innovative new government program.Learn more
Join the Welcome Corps
How would you prefer to sponsor?
The U.S. now has multiple ways for Americans to sponsor. You can sponsor on your own; with a group of friends and neighbors; or as part of a church, club, or another organization. Learn about the options.
What is the Welcome Corps?
The Welcome Corps is a new service opportunity for groups of Americans across the country to welcome refugees who are seeking safety in the U.S. Like the Peace Corps, it’s an innovative government program that gives everyday Americans the opportunity to change lives, including their own.Learn more
What is Humanitarian Sponsorship?
Humanitarian sponsorship allows Americans to provide a pathway to safety for families caught in urgent crises from approved counties such as Ukraine.Learn more
BE A WELCOMER
Discover how rewarding it can be to welcome newcomers into your community.