CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WVIR) - The Charlottesville Office of Human Rights is preparing for their 'Walk 6,000 Miles in My Shoes' event. It is designed to be a refugee resettlement simulation experience. Many refugees have been relocated to Charlottesville through the International Rescue Committee.

Organizers are looking for volunteers who can help with the event on September 16. They say it's important for the community to deepen their understanding of refugees who call Charlottesville their home.

"A better understanding of what our new neighbors who are refugees have gone through to get to this country and that's valuable because they are obviously our new neighbors they have many of them been through very traumatic situations and processes to get here,” said Todd Neimeier, Todd Niemeier, communication and investigation specialist.

If you are interested in volunteering there will be training on September 11 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at CitySpace.