Our Current Top Needs for Volunteers:

Friendship Partner

Loneliness is one of the greatest challenges refugees and immigrants face in America, so good friends are greatly in need. Get to know a refugee or immigrant family and help them adapt to America by providing consistent friendship and cultural empowerment.

 

ESL Early Childhood Aide

Spend your morning caring for refugee and immigrant infants, toddlers, and young children by singing, telling stories, making crafts, and playing as you help them prepare to enter the American school system. Classes held concurrently with ESL weekday morning classes in Wheaton and Aurora.

 

Youth Club Volunteer

Build relationships with refugee and immigrant kids through one of our many youth programs happening throughout the week. Whether you like soccer, art, mentoring or helping with homework, we have a place for you! Clubs are held after school hours, as well as during the summer months.

 

Transportation/Airport Pick-Up Assistant

Help transport refugees and immigrants to important classes, trainings, jobs or appontments. You can even greet a newly arrived refugee family when they first arrive at the airport and orient them to their new home!

 

Collection Project Coordinator

Organize your family, friends, small group, neighborhood, or church to gather household items for newly arriving families, school supplies for refugee children, diapers, phone cards, or more. Visit our donations page to see current top needs.

 

ESL In-Home Tutor

Practice English with an adult refugee or immigrant in a one-on-one setting and become friends in the process!

Other Volunteer Opportunities Include:

Family Adjustment Tutor

Welcome and encourage a refugee or immigrant family as they adjust to homework, school, and parenting in the U.S. Build relationships with whole families, helping the kids with their homework, and making sure refugee parents understand the expectations of the American school system.

 

ESL Classroom Aide

Assist our English as a Second Language (ESL) teachers as they teach English to adult refugees and immigrants. Classes are held weekday mornings and afternoons throughout the year.

 

Apartment Set-Up Assistant

If you have a big heart and strong arms, we are looking for you! Help create a home for newly-arrived families by delivering furniture to refugees’ apartments.

 

Citizenship Assistant

Assist immigrants in filling out citizenship applications at our monthly clinics, or help with community outreach. Bilingual or semi-bilingual volunteers are especially needed. Training provided.

 

Citizenship Tutor

Assist immigrants in preparing for their citizenship interview in a one-on-one setting.

 

Office Assistant

Put your organizational skills to use and help with crucial administrative duties that keep the World Relief office running smoothly. Projects include data entry, filing, or covering the front desk.