• Serving Time: 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
    • Arrive at the Site:
      • Morning Volunteers: 8:45-9:00 a.m.
      • Afternoon Volunteers: 12:45-1:00 p.m.
  • Lunch for Volunteers: TBD
    • Time: Noon-1:00 p.m.
    • Location: TBD

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 powerfully every day for the good of those in our community. Specifically, this organization works to with refugees and immigrants arriving in mid-Missouri, to equip them with practical needs as well as deeper friendships they can count on as they assimilate into their new lives in the United States.

What can I expect?

Volunteers will be working at this site to:

  • paint the kitchen area;
  • build shelving in a storage closet;
  • repair the pull-down stairs to the attic storage space;
  • outside yard clean-up.
Don't forget to wear your #ForColumbia2020 T-shirt!
Don’t forget to wear your #ForColumbia2020 T-shirt!

What should I bring?

  • We encourage all volunteers to wear close-toed shoes, as well as clothing you are comfortable painting in.
  • Though most of the work planned here is inside, be prepared for a sunny day by bringing sunscreen and/or a hat.
  • Be sure to wear your #ForColumbia2020 T-shirt!

Can I serve here with my children?

Older children can serve at this site, but because a lot of the work involves tools and painting, we do not necessarily encourage children younger than 10 at this site. We also ask that children not be allowed to paint.