Helping Refugees Make a Home in the Madison Area

  • A Huge Thanks to RPCV-Madison for Freeze for Food
    406 runners and 50 volunteers participated in the event last Saturday, taking part in a 5k or 10k marathon by Lake Wingra. Roughly $15k has been donated – thanks all who participated! Check out the Freeze for Food Facebook page for more photos and post about it if you were able to attend!

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