Salt Lake City

Mayor's Office of Diversity & Human Rights

(801) 535-7697 | odhr@slcgov.com

Know Your Neighbor Volunteer Program

The Know Your Neighbor Volunteer Program (KYN), a partnership between the Salt Lake City Mayor’s Office and the state Refugee Services Office, pairs refugees in our community with volunteers who want to welcome, mentor, and help new Americans integrate into our community.

Since the mid-1970s and the end of the Vietnam War, the state of Utah and its residents have welcomed an estimated 60,000+ refugees from more than 20 countries. As a welcoming community, the state of Utah receives an additional 1,100 refugees from around the world annually; all of which have unique stories to share, skills to contribute, and traditions to celebrate. KYN aims to integrate the welcoming community and Utah’s refugee population by developing friendships through volunteer opportunities.

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