“Empowering the Church of the St. Cloud Area to Walk Alongside

Immigrants and Refugees in the Love of Christ”

Ways to get involved:

Church Team or New Neighbor:AM-Volunteer-App-Form

If you or your small group would like to walk alongside a family as they adjust to a new culture & rebuild their life in St. Cloud, either becoming a New Neighbor or gathering a team of people (4-6) from your church to become a Church Team is a great way to serve others. You will learn about cultures, grow in friendship, and be a reflection of Jesus as you welcome the stranger. To learn more of to volunteer in this way, please complete the Volunteer Application.

** Current Need for a Team: A young family, new-to-country in May is awaiting a team with a man who would help the father with English.

Homework Helpers:

Imagine moving to a foreign country and enrolling your kids into school there. How well could you help your kids with their homework while you were learning the language? We’ve seen the need, and we’re working to support families & kids thru tutoring and homework help. Volunteers help kids Tuesdays and Wednesdays 4:30-6:30pm.

Sewing (for women):

Are you a proficient seamstress who would like to help others with their skills? We are looking for women who are willing and able to give of time and talent. Sewing meets 11:30a-1:30pm on Mondays twice a month. Please complete the volunteer application & we will be in contact with additional details.

Somali Adult Literacy Training (SALT):

Join us, with the love of Jesus, in welcoming our new neighbors. Consider meeting with a Somali man or woman once a week to build friendships as you help them learn English and achieve other goals like citizenship and employment. Your job is to learn their name, their family, their story and their goals. As you pray and coach them in literacy and English, you will help them become successful. In turn, you will share your story and have the joy of seeing their life and your own transformed.

**Current Needs in SALT:
  • Thursday evening tutor
  • Monday Evening Individual Tutors (for adults)
  • Weekday/Weekend Individual Tutors (for adults)

Gardening (Seasonal):

Cultivating friendships and healthy food together. We seek to provide land and supplies for our new neighbors to be outside, grow healthy food, and interact with others outside their community. If you would like more information, please complete the volunteer application or email sgrimsley@arriveministries.org.AM-Volunteer-App-Form


Donate Items: (most needed items emboldened)

We are always in need of new or good used condition:

  • Twin, Full, Queen Beds and bedding sets
  • Couches/Love Seats without tears or stains
  • Kitchen Tables/Chairs
  • Dishes, glasses
  • Laptops
  • Sewing machines
  • Fabric or Gift cards for fabric stores
  • Winter outerwear


Upcoming Trainings/Events


Questions on volunteering, donations, scheduling a training or interest meeting? Contact us