Group Service Projects
Donation Collection Activity
Support newly-arrived refugees and asylum seekers by collecting and assembling top need donation items. The WR donation team will connect with you to give some potential ideas, such as assembling first aid kits, winter gear bundles, bike kits, etc., and to coordinate a delivery time. No maximum group size or designated dates, other than delivery dates.
Furniture Assembly Project
Build needed furniture items that will go directly into the new apartments of newly-arrived refugees and asylum seekers. Groups can purchase IKEA furniture items, like dressers and coffee tables, assemble them together as an event, and drop them off at our office. The WR donation team will connect with you to let you know specific furniture items that are top needs and to coordinate a delivery time. No maximum group size or designated dates, other than delivery dates.
Spend 2-3 hours in our Carol Stream warehouse sorting donations, assembling Welcome Kits for newly-arriving families, or help with another donation assembly, sorting, cleaning, etc. Maximum of 15 people per group. Warehouse days happen on the third weekend of each month, preferably on Saturday.
"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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