WRW Taste of Ann Arbor Clean Up
9:00 AM09:00

WRW Taste of Ann Arbor Clean Up

Willing to do some dirty work to help raise money supporting refugees in our community?!

On June 2nd two blocks of Main Street, Ann Arbor will be closed to traffic for forty restaurants to sell samples of their food at Taste of Ann ArborMain Street Area Ann Arbor has offered Washtenaw Refugee Welcome a donation to handle trash at the event.

Our team of volunteers will be setting up trash receptacles, emptying them throughout the event, keeping Main Street clean, and clearing things away after the event. This is a big job, but we are happy to be undertaking it with the help of Recycle Ann Arbor.

We are looking for volunteers to help out. Closer to the event we will email out detailed instructions to those who sign up. This is a great group service activity for students, youth groups, families, etc. as you can enjoy the festivities before or after your shift! Volunteers should be able to be on their feet for a few hours with reasonable breaks, able to carry up to 20 lbs and willing to cart food waste (we will provide gloves, brooms, etc ). All of these times are flexible, so if a different time works for you or you have a group larger than allotted in a shift that is fine, please let us know and we will fit you in.

Thank you so much and don't hesitate to reach out with questions! wrwcommunications@gmail.com

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Valentine Making Party
5:30 PM17:30

Valentine Making Party

Valentine's Day is just around the corner! In celebration of this holiday about love and appreciation, WRW is hosting a Valentine card making party.

Refugees, WRW volunteers and any other community members are welcome to come and make Valentine cards together and celebrate the love we share.

Card making supplies, cookies, and beverages will be provided. Feel free to bring any craft supplies you would like to add.

Email WRWHospitality@gmail.com with questions.

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7:00 PM19:00

Volunteer Training

We're excited to announce that we are now an official 501c3 organization and are still doing work supporting refugees in Washtenaw County. Things have been quiet, but we're committed to keeping a ready-to-serve volunteer team to meet the needs of those resettled here in the last few years and stay prepared for future friends. 

We're hosting a volunteer training on Monday, October 29th from 7:00pm - 8:00pm. the training will be held upstairs at Zion Lutheran Church, 1501 W Liberty St. Ann Arbor, MI 48103.

All are welcome at this training, even if you've attended one of the Samaritas/JFS trainings in the past. This can be a good way to reconnect with WRW and get reengaged. If you have never attended a training or been background checked and you would like to have face to face contact with the families we work with, we do ask that you attend a training and complete a Michigan background check (see attached form. If the $10 is an impediment, please let us know). 

Please respond to wrwcommunications@gmail.com:

  • To RSVP for this training. 

  • If you would like to be trained, but this date doesn't work for you (so that we can gauge the need).  

  • If you've been trained in the past and would like to stay at the top of our list for volunteers. 

View background check information

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