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Group Volunteer Opportunities

 

Conversation Café

Conversation Café is paused until further notice.

Help World Relief English students practice conversational skills and have fun getting to know each other while going through questions provided by our teachers in this 1-hour virtual conversation café! Ideal group size is 10-20 volunteers and daytime and evening slots are available each month! Contact our coordinator at ESLTutorCoordChi@wr.org for more information and to schedule your group’s day of service!

Job Interview Workshop
Join remotely to help students in our Career Preparation Class practice their interviewing skills! Students are advanced English speakers & many have professional degrees from their home countries but are seeking to polish their skills to compete in the American job sector. Contact Courtney at cprus@wr.org for more information or to schedule your group’s day of service!

Good Neighbor Teams 
You and a group of 2-6 people can form a Good Neighbor Team to extend welcome to a refugee or asylum-seeking family through practical and relational support. Good Neighbor Teams serve in collaboration with our Immigrant Family Services staff to support families in pursuit of their stated goals, and with the support of the Team Volunteer Coordinator extend hospitality, offer friendship, and facilitate community.

Good Neighbor Teams may partner with newly-arrived refugee families across the Chicagoland region, or specifically come alongside asylum-seeker families in our Chicago site through the HOME Program. Teams commit to partnership with a family weekly for 6 months. To learn more, contact volunteerchicago@wr.org.

Volunteer Testimonials

"Serving in the ESL program has helped me love my diverse city even more, and the students inspire and remind me to love my neighbor each week by their joy, enthusiasm, tenacity, and gratefulness."
- Sarah, World Relief Volunteer

“Pat and I feel very much appreciated, and cherish each family we have helped. We remain friends with several and are enriched by having them in our lives.”
- Pat and Harriett, World Relief Volunteers

"I’ve learned about the needs of refugees and immigrants, immigration law and policy, and teaching English. Mostly, I’ve learned about the world by getting to know immigrants, their lives, and their stories.”
- Paul, World Relief Volunteer

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