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Make an impact that lasts.

No matter your age, passion or schedule, at World Relief you can join in creating a community of welcome for refugees and immigrants across Chicagoland.


If your calendar is full but you still want to make an impact . . .

We provide flexible volunteer opportunities. Whether it's a few days during a week or a few hours over a month, there's something to fit your schedule. Find the one that best fits you.

What volunteer opportunities are waiting for you?

Meet Needs When You Can

Not able to commit to a weekly schedule? Use your available time to:

Provide transportation to appointments or home from the airport.

Set up apartments for newly arriving families.

Help immigrants complete their citizenship applications at our clinics.

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Good Neighbor Teams

Build Long-Term Relationships

Get to know immigrants and refugees personally through a weekly commitment as a:

Friendship Partner

English Language Tutor

Youth Tutor

Health Advocate

Serve One Time with a Group

Join with a group of friends, colleagues, or family to serve in a one-time opportunity. 

Participate in an advocacy activity.

Join a conversation with English language learners.

Sort donations in our warehouse.

Hold a prayer walk or meeting.

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good neighbor

Serve Long-Term with a Team

Join friends or fellow church members to partner with a refugee or asylum seeker family for 6 months. Offer them friendship, help them navigate life basics in America, and familiarize them with their community. Teams commit a financial gift to World Relief that contributes to rent assistance and other vital supports.


As a World Relief volunteer, sometimes all it takes is being present.

From the words of Sandy, find out how one day as a World Relief volunteer can make a meaningful impact on the lives of newly arriving immigrants and refugees to the Chicagoland area.

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