Ways to Volunteer

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Volunteer Needs

The Welcome to America Project offers volunteers the chance to help others in our community in a hands-on way. Ranging in age from 5 to 95, our volunteers repeatedly tell us how their experience furnishing the homes of refugees moves and inspires them in positive ways. Gain new perspective on your life, various cultures, and experience the true meaning of community when you sign up to volunteer with WTAP today.

Home Visits

Go with WTAP team members to interview our newly referred families to greet them and make a list of what they need for their home. There are a number of teams, so the commitment can be as little as once every two months or as often as every month. These take place on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday mornings.

Sorting and Packing

Help sort incoming donations and pack for the family deliveries each week at our warehouse in Tempe.

Deliveries

Deliver furniture and household items to new refugee families – join us on Saturday mornings.

Mobile Clothes Closet

Each month, WTAP volunteers serve refugee families by holding a pop-up Clothes 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.

Storage Upkeep

Keep our storage units organized and ready for deliveries – join us once a month – 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, help us maintain our database, and making phone calls to our volunteers. This can be done any day you choose.

Donation Drive

Coordinate a donation drive within your neighborhood, school, work community, church, etc. (Examples: clothing, cleaning supplies, personal hygiene items, towels, sheet sets, soccer balls, toys, light bulbs, shoes, etc)