This site has been CONFIRMED as of April 26, and will be held as scheduled, rain or shine.

  • 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:
    • Time: Noon to 1:00 p.m
    • Location: Oak Tower, 700 North Garth Ave

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?

ForColumbia volunteers will be working indoors and outside at their new location:

  • painting several rooms;
  • building shelves and organizing the donations stored there;
  • cleaning the outside of the building (cannot be power washed, so the siding will be wiped down by hand);
  • working on the landscaping around the outside of the property.
Don't forget to wear your T-shirt!
Don’t forget to wear your T-shirt!

What should I bring?

ForColumbia will provide all supplies for building shelving and painting, as well as plants and tools for outside work.

  • Volunteers are encouraged to bring work gloves, trimmers, rakes and other larger garden tools appropriate for working outside.
  • Come prepared to work outside; if sunny, we encourage you to consider bringing sunscreen and/or a hat.
  • Come dressed appropriately for painting as well.
  • We encourage all volunteers to wear close-toed shoes.
  • Be sure to wear your #ForColumbia2019 T-shirt!

Can I serve here with my children?

Yes, the outside work makes this a family-friendly site.