City of Refuge Columbia

This project will be held RAIN or SHINE.

City of Refuge

  • Arrival Time: 8:45-9:00 a.m.
  • Lunch: Delivered on-site.

Why am I serving here?

One of the ways ForColumbia strives to love and serve our neighbors is by serving those non-profit organizations that are actively working every day in the lives of people in Columbia. City of Refuge is one of those organizations working with refugees and immigrants arriving in mid-Missouri to equip them with practical needs and deeper friendships they can count on as they assimilate into their new lives in the United States.

Having moved their efforts to a new location on Garth Avenue in the last year, this non-profit could use a lot of helping hands this year, and we’re delighted to help prepare their space so they can open a daycare for refugee families needing help with their children.

What can I expect?

ForColumbia 2024 Volunteer T-ShirtsVolunteers at this site will be working indoors and outside:

  • landscaping multiple areas around the building, planting and mulching;
  • working to update a small kitchen area in the daycare, adding cabinetry and potential painting existing cabinets, and;
  • other projects as identified.

What should I bring?

  • We encourage all volunteers to wear closed-toed shoes and clothing they are comfortable painting in.
  • Though much of the work planned here is inside, bring sunscreen and/or a hat to prepare for a sunny day.
  • Be sure to wear your #ForColumbia T-shirt!

Can I serve here with my children?

Yes, this is a family-friendly site!