Syrian Refugee Support

The Federation of Students will be working with students, clubs, services, societies and any interested members to coordinate efforts to help regional partners with the Syrian refugee efforts. 

If you have any questions, you may email Feds VP Internal Deanna Priori at

Here are all the ways you or your student group can help:


The Feds Volunteer Centre is working with the KW Volunteer Action Centre to recruit volunteers needed by local community organizations as part of the Syrian refugee resettlement efforts. Click on the above link to search opportunities or to register to get notified when positions open up.

Donate to an On-Campus Food/Clothing Drive

In January, Feds will be coordinating a food/clothing drive with campus clubs, student services, societies and other student groups. More information about the drive will be posted here as details get finalized.

Apply to be an Interpreter

UW students that speak Arabic, Sorani, Kurmanji, Badinhi, can register for free training to become an interpreter. Sign up here to receive more information.

Get Involved with our Partnered Organizations

Our partners in the community have been preparing to help with the Syrian refugee efforts in several different ways. You can find out more about sponsoring refugees, donations, registering your housing and more by going to the central Waterloo Region website for the local Syrian refugee resettlement initiatives.

Partnered Organizations: Waterloo Region Welcomes Refugees