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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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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.

20 Ways to Learn More About Refugees

20 Ways to Learn More About Refugees

By Nathan White | June 3, 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 war,…

20 Ways to Learn More About Refugees

20 Ways to Learn More About Refugees

By worldrelief | June 3, 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…

From Burma to the U.S.

By lmeyer | June 2, 2022

Saw Sar Kapaw*, pictured above with his wife and son, worked as a lawyer and activist in Burma, also known as Myanmar. He sought out justice and had a passion for his daily work. But on February 1, 2021, everything changed. His fight for justice had just begun. Burma, which sits just west of Thailand…

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.

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…

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, a…

"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.

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