Get Involved with Welcome Neighbor STL


We welcome all new volunteers to join our group. We know your time is important and truly appreciate your support.


We rely fully on your generous contributions to fund our programs, events, and assistance for the refugees.

Supper Club

Host one of our Supper Club’s at your house. Build new relationships, enjoy international cuisines, while supporting local refugees.

Toiletry Drives

If you have any household or new toiletry items you would like to donate,
we will find a refugee family who will benefit from it.

Volunteer Opportunities on Mon & Wed

We Need Drivers & Volunteers in Nursery

Hello Welcome Neighbor volunteers and potential volunteers!

Now that summer vacation is here, and Ramadan is almost over, We are really in need of volunteers to DRIVE our English students to and/or from the church on M & W mornings and/or help in DAY CARE.  It would be so helpful if people could start filling up the slots in advance.  We have sign ups until the end of October so feel free to sign up ahead of time.  We just want to be sure we have coverage.  We have car seats if you need them.  It is an ideal way to get to know these wonderful women and their beautiful kids.   

Classes are held at Grace United Methodist Church at 6199 Waterman Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63112, which is right off Skinker, just a few blocks south of the U City Loop.

If you sign up to drive, please email Madeleine Grucza for the addresses and phone number at [email protected]  After you receive the roster, please call or text the student(s) you are picking up to let them know you will be driving them.  Thank you so much for your help!

For more information on volunteering in the nursery, please click here.

Our Recognitions

Hover over or click the logo to learn more about the recognition received.

Real Simple Great Neighbor Award – March 2018

2017 Nextdoor Hero Award – Feb. 2018

Resolution from the City of St. Louis – Jan. 2018

Syrian American Medical Society Achievement Award – Nov. 2017

St. Louis City Resolution
City of St. Louis Resolution for Jessica Bueler & Welcome Neightbor STL

You don’t need an invitation to do the right thing.

Welcome Neighbor STL In The News

The Syrian Refugees Escaped War, Only to Land in One of St. Louis’ Toughest Neighborhoods
By Robert Langellier
May 16, 2018

In 2016, Bueler founded the grassroots organization Welcome Neighbor STL after she was horrified by an RFT story detailing the beating of teenage Syrians in north city, and she’s been rallying St. Louisans to provide support for refugees ever since.

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Mission of Welcome Neighbor STLWe are a community group supporting immigrants and refugees as they begin a new life in St. Louis. We offer emotional and social support primarily by partnering volunteers with new families.

If you are interested in getting involved, join our Welcome Neighbor STL Facebook Group or click to button below to get started in making the difference in the life of a refugee family living right here in St. Louis. 

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