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We are looking for talented, compassionate, and collaborative people to partner with us as we welcome refugees and immigrants with holistic services that will help them root and flourish in our community.

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AmeriCorps

 

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.

Internships

 

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

Your Family is Coming

Your Family is Coming: The Long Road to Reunion for Refugees

By aray | June 14, 2022

Everyday, people like Ibrahim make the painful decision to leave their homes due to persecution, conflict, violence, human rights violations and climate-related factors. Their journeys are often marked by loss, separation and worry for those left behind.  For ten years, Ibrahim carried the weight of being separated from his family. This is his story of…

Your Family is Coming

Your Family is Coming: The Long Road to Reunion for Refugees

By worldrelief | June 14, 2022

Everyday, people like Ibrahim make the painful decision to leave their homes due to persecution, conflict, violence, human rights violations and climate-related factors. Their journeys are often marked by loss, separation and worry for those left behind.  For ten years, Ibrahim carried the weight of being separated from his family. This is his story of…

Building a Community of Safety and Belonging

By Nathan White | June 8, 2022

A reflection from World Relief Chicagoland Executive Director Susan Sperry. June is World Refugee Awareness Month. And on June 20th, we celebrate World Refugee Day. This year, the theme of World Refugee Day is focused on the human right to seek safety. Whoever they are, people forced to flee should be treated with dignity. Anyone can…

Reciprocal Hospitality

Welcome to Reciprocal Hospitality

By worldrelief | June 8, 2022

Many American Christians have good intentions, working hard to welcome immigrants with hospitality and solidarity. But how can we do that in a way that puts our immigrant neighbors first rather than pushing them to the fringes of white dominant culture and keeping them as outsiders? That’s exactly the question Karen González explores in Beyond…

World Refugee Day Gives Awisi Bustos Hope

By eparrigin | June 7, 2022

June 20th is World Refugee Day. It’s a day to honor those who have been forced to flee their home countries and recognize their courage. It’s also a time to recognize the ways in which we can create opportunities for refugees. In this interview, Awisi Bustos discusses the importance of accessibility and what World Refugee…

At a Well With Someone Different

By eparrigin | June 6, 2022

June 20th is World Refugee Day. It’s a day to honor those who have been forced to flee their home countries and recognize their courage. It’s also a time to recognize the ways in which we can create opportunities for refugees and welcome them with open arms. Honoring the vulnerable The arrival of June brings…

20 Ways to Learn More About Refugees

20 Ways to Learn More About Refugees

By apearson | June 6, 2022

Over the past year, crises in Afghanistan and Ukraine have reminded us of the devastating impacts of war — especially on those forced to flee their homes.  Around the world, a record breaking 100 million people have been forcibly displaced. Of those, 26.6 million are considered refugees, having fled across an international border due to…

20 Ways to Learn More About Refugees

20 Ways to Learn More About Refugees

By lmeyer | June 6, 2022

Over the past year, crises in Afghanistan and Ukraine have reminded us of the devastating impacts of war — especially on those forced to flee their homes.  Around the world, a record breaking 100 million people have been forcibly displaced. Of those, 26.6 million are considered refugees, having fled across an international border due to…

Graduating With a New Perspective

By eparrigin | June 6, 2022

More than a skillset Looking back on the last year I have spent interning with World Relief Quad Cities, I am so grateful for all the opportunities and the people I’ve met as a Communications intern. This internship was exactly what I wanted and then some, as I was able to hone my skills in…

20 Ways to Learn More About Refugees

20 Ways to Learn More About Refugees

By kspencer | June 4, 2022

Over the past year, crises in Afghanistan and Ukraine have reminded us of the devastating impacts of war — especially on those forced to flee their homes.  Around the world, a record breaking 100 million people have been forcibly displaced. Of those, 26.6 million are considered refugees, having fled across an international border due to…

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