Welcome Picnic

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Time and Date Saturday, Aug. 13th @4:00pm - 8:00pm
Address The Church at Mill Run (UALC)
3500 Mill Run Dr,
Hilliard, OH 43026

Mission: To get international students and IFI volunteers together in a fun and nurturing setting.

 2 Goals:
1. Help students make friends with other students and American families.
2. Encourage awareness and involvement in IFI (for students and new volunteers)

Visit our Facebook photo album for past year photos

  • The Welcome Picnic is an opportunity for new international students to interact together and with their host. We ask that only those volunteers who are serving and/or bringing their (new) students attend.
  • Because we are expecting 300-450 students to attend this year, we need volunteers to bring food.


Help is needed  at 1:30 - 9:30pm. The event is starts 4:00pm - 8:00pm.
If you have questions, contact us at
The entire event will be outside. Indoor restrooms will be available

Different Ways You Can Serve:

1. Pray (1:30pm-2:30pm)
2. Bring food. (3:30pm-5:30pm)
3. Set up registration, serving areas and games. (1:00pm-4:00pm)
4. Help at the food section. (3:30pm-8:00pm)
5. Interact with students. (4:00pm-8:00pm)
6. Provide transportation for students. (3:15pm-4:00pm and 8:00pm-8:45pm)
7. Help clean up after the event. (8:00pm-9:30pm)
8. Help with registration. (3:30pm-6:00pm)
9. Load IFI's van and Offload at IFI's office (8:30pm-10:00pm)
10. Take photos during event (4:00pm-8:00pm

Most jobs are 2-hour time commitments. Volunteers may do multiple shifts during the event.

IFI Welcome Picnic-Volunteer Registration

Please sign up each spouse/individual separately so we can contact each volunteer with details about their role.
We are thrilled that you are coming to the Welcome Picnic!

Did you know? There is a form exclusively for students! Use the link below to register for the picnic.


Please CLICK THE LINK ABOVE - do not click submit. Thank you!
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We love it when married couples serve together! Please tell us your spouse's name and email address. We will send him/her a separate email with their own QR code for fast check in. Please be sure to save that message and bring your QR codes with you to the event.
Bringing your spouse, eh?
Can you help before or after the Picnic?

How can you help during the Picnic?

Bring A Friend!
Share IFI's Ministry to Internationals with your Friends!

This is a terrific event to invite a friend to attend together with you so that they can see/experience IFI firsthand. If you'd like to bring a friend with you to this event, please let us know their name. We'd like to know who they are in advance so we can give them a personal welcome and introduction to our ministry when they arrive at the event.
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