Join Circle of Welcome

Create a Circle of Welcome for a New American Family

A Circle of Welcome team is a group of 6-8 volunteers that commit to walking alongside a new family for their first 6 months in the United States.

Program Highlights

You can form a team or request to be placed on a team. As a team, you will work alongside Canopy staff to furnish a new household, provide a hot meal, and serve as a new family’s first friends.

Build Your Team

Form a group of 6-8 people that want to commit to welcoming a new family. If you can’t find at least 6 people, gather as many as you can (even if it’s just you & a friend) and we will match you to a team! As a Circle of Welcome team, you will commit to working alongside a new arrival through the following:

Airport Pick Up

At least 1 person from your team goes to the airport to welcome the new family.

Move In

Team commits to help gather furniture and move it to the new home and furnish the home as needed.

Groceries and First Meal

Team commits to providing a meal upon arrival and at least 3 days of groceries.


Team commits to raising $1,200 to go towards resettlement costs over a 6 month period.

Other Ways You Will Help

Help with transportation, communication, cultural orientation, and friendship for 6 months!

For more information, or if you have any questions, please contact John Wilson.

John Wilson

Volunteer Services

Thank you for making a difference!