The Welcome to America Project offers volunteers the chance to help others in our community in a hands-on way. Ranging from age 5 to 95, our volunteers repeatedly tell us how their experience moves and inspires them in positive ways. Gain a new perspective on your life, get to know various cultures, and experience the true meaning of community when you sign up to volunteer with WTAP.
Go with WTAP team members to interview our newly referred families to greet them and make a list of what they need for their homes. There are a number of teams, so the commitment can be as little as once every two months or as often as every month. Home visits take place on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday mornings.
Sorting and Packing
Help sort incoming donations and pack for family deliveries each week at our warehouse in Tempe. Though you probably won’t meet refugees at the warehouse, these steps are vital to our operation. Join us on Tuesday mornings to sort and Wednesday mornings to pack.
Deliver furniture and household items, as well as a warm welcome, to new refugee families on Saturday mornings.
Mobile Clothing Closet
Each month, WTAP volunteers serve refugee families by holding a pop-up Clothing Closet. Here, we distribute gently used clothing, shoes, accessories and children’s books in an atmosphere of kindness and friendship. Join us on Saturday mornings about once a month.
Bike enthusiasts, we have an opportunity to serve! Please join us once a month to ready donated bikes for refugees and talk about future plans to collect, repair and distribute bikes. Bikes mean greater freedom for the newly freed. Jobs, education and connection to community in easier reach.
Keep our storage units organized and ready for deliveries. Schedule varies.
Back Office Help
Carry out administrative work, sometimes from your home! We have jobs in excel spread sheets, creating name tags, making flyers, writing letters, helping us to maintain our database, and making phone calls to our volunteers. This can be done (almost) any day you choose.