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We will begin accepting applications in June 2021. For a list of open positions, click here.

We partner with AmeriCorps and Literacy Volunteers of Illinois (LVI) to offer full and part-time positions in our Aurora, Carol Stream, and Chicago offices. See our open positions and how to apply below.

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Interested in positions at our Chicagoland offices? Click here to view the available opportunities.

Ali’s Story: A Pharmacist Using His Skills to Give Back to Other Refugees

Ali’s Story: A Refugee Pharmacist Using His Career to Give Back to Others

By Gaby Keim | May 24, 2022

In 2010, a man named Ali AlQaisi arrived to the U.S. as a refugee from Iraq. At home in Baghdad, he had worked as a pharmacist. But when he and his family arrived to the United States, he faced the challenge of starting over entirely. He had to rebuild his life. He had to restart…

A Journey to Lasting Peace

By kwhaley | May 17, 2022

How one mother led her family toward flourishing amidst war, violence, and poverty.

The Drivers of Mass Displacement: Ukraine and Beyond

The Drivers of Mass Displacement: Ukraine and Beyond

By worldrelief | May 10, 2022

Nyakaar abandoned her home in South Sudan when armed conflict threatened her village. She found safety in the Bentiu Protection of Civilians camp, a U.N.-run camp for internally displaced South Sudanese people where World Relief operates health and nutrition programming. Shortly after arriving, Nyakaar gave birth to her son, Bone. In the world today, at…

5 Ways You Can Lead in Your Community

By Nathan White | May 10, 2022

Creating communities of love and welcome requires all of us. We believe that we each have a part to play and as Susan Sperry reflects in last week’s blog, we all can lead from where we are. For many of us, leading from where we are can feel intimidating and sometimes, we get stuck. If…

"For All Mothers"

Reflections on Motherhood, Privilege and War

By worldrelief | May 6, 2022

This afternoon my husband built our son a playhouse. Ten minutes was all it took to assemble the basic sand-colored canvas, another ten to fill it with plush blankets and toys. As the sun streamed through our living room window and my husband marveled at the safe, sweet little space he’d built for our son,…

You Can be a Leader

How You Can Lead from Where You Are

By chicagoland | May 5, 2022

Leadership reflection from World Relief Chicagoland Executive Director Susan Sperry. At World Relief, we regularly say that we want to create communities of love and welcome. I believe that this is an important vision. In fact, it’s a guiding idea that has motivated much of my own decision-making and sense of calling in my life…

Family Amidst Tragedy – how one Good Neighbor Team is providing hospitality and hope.

By kwhaley | May 5, 2022

It’s been eight months since the fall of Kabul. World Relief North Texas welcomed many Afghans with the help of volunteer Good Neighbor Teams. Read about their mutual transformation as they recount their shared stories with us.

"For All Mothers"

Reflections on Motherhood, Privilege and War

By worldrelief | May 4, 2022

This afternoon my husband built our son a playhouse. Ten minutes was all it took to assemble the basic sand-colored canvas, another ten to fill it with plush blankets and toys. As the sun streamed through our living room window and my husband marveled at the safe, sweet little space he’d built for our son,…

Clare Stephenson Helps Moms in Need

By eparrigin | May 3, 2022

Mother’s Day is just around the corner. Clare is a mom who does it all, going above and beyond for anyone who steps into her office. Here’s her story. A guide for mothers Clarissa Stephenson knows how hard being a mother can be. Not only is she the mother of her two and a half…

A black and white picture of Edouard Iranzi

Free From Persecution: Eddy’s Story

By eparrigin | May 3, 2022

The Democratic Republic of Congo has 25 provinces and over 200 tribes, but they all experience violence and discrimination. Eddy recently reunited with his brother, niece, and nephew who stayed behind in a refugee camp after losing their home. Here’s his story.  Followed by War Edouard “Eddy” Iranzi was born into war. In 1996, fighting…

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