Empowering the Church of Rochester to Walk Alongside Immigrants and Refugees in the Love of Christ

Adam Cheney represents Arrive Ministries in Rochester and the SE Minnesota region. Adam and his family live in the area. He likes to meet-up at Steam Café on Broadway.

Questions on volunteering, meeting up, scheduling a training or interest meeting in Rochester?
Contact Adam Cheney, Rochester Area Coordinator

Ways to get involved:

Teach English to Somali adults

Somali Adult Literacy Training. SALT is a growing movement of 200+ volunteers who are coming alongside Somali families to build friendship, share stories and help with literacy and English skills.


Walk alongside refugee and asylum seeking families for one year

New Neighbor. Befriend refugees and asylum seekers by providing practical support and life skills to those who have been forced to flee their homelands. This can be done as an individual or family.



Provide homework help to school-age children

Homework Help. Befriend families through the avenue of homework help. Reading, writing, math, science… if tutoring in one of these subjects sounds fun, we have many families eager for your help! Spend time getting to know school-age kids while providing practical support.

Ready to learn more or begin volunteering?

Complete our interest form. Check the areas you want to learn more about and someone from our staff will contact you!

A great first step for interested volunteers is to attend one of our monthly Arrive Ministries Interest Meetings!
Come learn about the refugee journey, the work we do to welcome refugees, and opportunities to get involved
Find an upcoming Volunteer Interest Meeting here.

To support the work we do in Rochester, please designate the Arrive Ministries General Fund, and type in “Rochester” in the Comments box.