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

What is the Refugee program?


The Refugee program provides 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 from 7:00-9:00 pm in the Wilkinson Center. We sort out donations, and 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.



Program Directors: 

Program Directors

Asia Whoolery

Executive Director

Mon. 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM


Kathryn Bangerter

(801) 674-9379

Mon. 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM


Megan Feller 

(435) 705-1291


Kate Lindsay

(406) 317-2683

Fri. 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM


Dallin Swanson

(801) 556-4660

Fri. 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM


Stephan Aldous

(503) 858-3452


Sarah Thompson

(801) 636-7343


Emily Hyde

(713) 594-6967


Maryn Rust

(801) 949-4835


Active Semesters

Fall   Winter


Time Commitment

2 hours a week



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. 


Volunteers who will be helping with deliveries need to complete this mandatory 20 minute child protection training before 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!