Loneliness is one of the greatest challenges refugees face in America, so good friends are greatly in need. Get to know a refugee family and help them adapt to America by providing consistent friendship and cultural empowerment.
Welcome and encourage a refugee 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.
Connect refugees to the health care many have been denied for so long. Transport to appointments, advocate for a family’s medical well-being, and teach refugees how to navigate the American medical system.
Organize your family, friends, small group, or church to gather household items for Good Neighbor Kits, school backpacks for refugee children, diapers, or phone cards.
Help transport refugees 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!
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 refugee apartments.
Build relationships with refugee 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!
Assist immigrants in filling out citizenship applications at our large workshops, or help with community outreach. Bilingual or semi-bilingual volunteers are especially needed. Training provided.
Assist immigrants in preparing for their citizenship interview in a one-on-one setting.
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.
Help teach the basics of English to an adult refugee in their home and become friends in the process!
Care for refugee infants, toddlers, and young children and spend your morning singing, telling stories, making crafts, and playing. Classes held concurrently with ESL morning classes in Wheaton and Aurora.
Put your organizational skills to use and help with crucial administrative duties that keep the World Relief office running smoothly.
World Relief puts on various events throughout the year and is always looking for volunteers with the gift of planning and organization. If you love hospitality we would love to include you in our event planning!