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Students participating in a Refugee activity.
What is _____?: 

What is the Refugee program?


Refugee is a program intended to provide students with meaningful service opportunities that will benefit refugees around the world.


“This moment does not define them, but our response will help define us.”

—Elder Patrick Kearon



Service Projects


We meet every Wednesday during Fall and Winter semesters from 6:30-9:30 pm in the Wilkinson Center. We sort out donations, make quilts, mattresses, and teddy bears to be shipped to refugees in Jordan and Lebanon. We are especially grateful to Lifting Hands International, Service Quilts from the heart, and Dolls of Hope for supporting us in our endeavors to bring relief to those facing a humanitarian crisis.


January 23rd, 6:30-9:30 pm, WSC WSC Garden

January 30th, 6:30-9:30 pm, WSC WSC Main B

February 6th, 6:30-9:30 pm, WSC WSC Garden

February 13th, 6:30-9:30 pm, WSC WSC 3220/22/24

February 20th, 6:30-9:30 pm, WSC WSC Garden

February 27th, 6:30-9:30 pm, WSC WSC Garden

March 6th, 6:30-9:30 pm, WSC WSC Garden

March 20th, 6:30-9:30 pm, WSC WSC 3220/22/24

April 3rd, 6:30-9:30 pm, WSC WSC Garden 

April 10th, 6:30-9:30 pm, WSC WSC Garden

April 17th, 6:30-9:30 pm, WSC WSC Garden





Program Directors: 

Program Directors

Mark Strong

(480) 389-8493

Tues. 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM


Liz Powley

(801) 699-6095


Joseph Sherman

(480) 798-0072


Sazia Vinson

(253) 224-5019

Fri. 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM


Harriet Norcross

(307) 253-8728

Fri. 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM


Kimberly Hansen

(801) 664-7860


Mary Nielson

(801) 404-8500


Active Semesters

Spring   Summer   Fall   Winter



How do I get involved?: 

How do I get involved?

For questions contact and join our Y-serve Refugee Facebook page. We will keep you updated concerning upcoming events. 


Please complete this mandatory 20 minute child protection training before you begin working with this program.



Being part of Refugee bettered my life. I witnessed BYU’s love for refugees ignite as volunteers multiplied with each service event. I was able to become friends with individuals who fled from their homelands seeking refuge here; their beautiful cultures and inspiring stories pricked my heart.

–Candice LeSueur (2016)


I joined Y-Serve because I needed 10 hours of service for a class. But what I came away with was new friends, a deeper relationship with my Savior, and a more balanced life. I feel more well-rounded, happy, and spiritually alive when I serve. I am so happy I am doing this!!

–Abraham Smith-Driggs (2017)


Stay in the loop by joining our Y-Serve Refugee Facebook page!