A co-sponsor family shares a meal with new arrivals.
A co-sponsor family shares a meal with new arrivals.
Photo: Oberstadt/IRC

What is Community Sponsorship? What is Co-Sponsorship?

Community Sponsorship is an umbrella term that encompasses many models of community involvement in the formal resettlement process.

Co-Sponsorship is the form of community sponsorship offered through the IRC in Sacramento.  Co-Sponsors are groups of volunteers that provide clearly defined in-kind and/or financial contributions and volunteer services to assist in welcoming newcomers and supporting healthy integration to the community.


Co-Sponsorship is an Opportunity to Welcome Newcomers

Co-Sponsor groups enhance the quality of life for displaced individuals and families by supporting their welcome and integration into a local community. Groups can take many forms including local clubs, university communities, faith- based institutions, community groups, sports teams, book clubs, and more.




Learn about Co-Sponsorship:


Steps to Prepare for Co-Sponsorship Responsibilities:


Thank you for your interest and support.  We look forward to hearing from you and working together to support refugees and other newcomers as they integrate into their new community, achieve self-sufficiency and thrive!


Community Sponsorship Contact

Rebekah Marshall, Community Sponsorship Coordinator, [email protected]