Helping Refugees Make a Home in the Madison Area

  • Open Doors is Hiring an Administrative Associate
    Update: Thank you, we are no longer taking applications. After seven years of operation, dozens of partner organizations, scores of refugee families, hundreds of volunteers, and thousands of supporters, Open Doors has grown beyond our ability to manage and operate as an all-volunteer organization. Accordingly, we are looking to hire a half-time Administrative Associate. While this […]
  • Open Doors is Hiring an Administrative Associate
    Update: Thank you, we are no longer taking applications. After seven years of operation, dozens of partner organizations, scores of refugee families, hundreds of volunteers, and thousands […]
  • Volunteers Needed for Donation Pickup and Data Migration
    Update 1/13/23: Thank you to everyone who has volunteered to help with data migration! Open Doors is no longer seeking volunteers for the data migration team, but […]
  • Fall Fun with WNIM
    Who’s New in Madison (WNIM), one of Madison’s oldest and most active social clubs, has selected Open Doors for Refugees as its 2022-2023 service partner. After kicking […]
  • Open Doors Stands in Solidarity with Migrants and Asylum Seekers
    In September, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis used primarily Venezuelan migrants and asylum seekers in a political stunt.  The governor’s agents lured migrants and asylum seeking men, women, and […]

COVID-19 Policy

Much has changed because of the pandemic, including the number of refugees arriving in Madison and how our volunteer teams operate due to social distancing.  Please see our COVID-19 Update page for more information.

Open Doors for Refugees is an all-volunteer organization whose mission is to help refugees make a home in the Madison area.

With the support of the Madison community, Open Doors collects furnishings and sets up apartments, and provides translation, transportation, ESL, childcare, and employment services for arriving refugees. Additionally, each year the Events Team hosts or co-hosts four major annual events and a handful of one-off events, either for the refugee community or the community at large.

Upcoming & Past Events