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Make an Impact that Lasts

We all want to make a difference in the world. It’s part of how we are designed. At World Relief, we believe making a difference is a two-way street. Over the past 40+ years, we’ve been guiding people like you to volunteering in ways that make a lasting impact. You can bring your gifts, abilities and interests, and World Relief Durham will help you connect and walk alongside families and individuals as they rebuild their lives in the Triangle.

We are so excited to partner with you as you grow, learn, and make a difference through volunteering. Learn more about World Relief, our mission and volunteer expectations and guidelines in our Volunteer Handbook here.

Volunteer Onboarding

Learn more about current volunteer opportunities below, and follow our onboarding steps to get started:

  1. Submit a volunteer application. (Please use your legal first and last name. Please be sure to include your phone number and church affiliation if applicable.)
  2. Complete the Durham E-Learning Volunteer Orientation Module (please create your Thinkific account using the same name/email address you used on the volunteer application, and be sure to click "Complete" after finishing the module).
  3. Attend a World Relief Durham local volunteer orientation. Our next local volunteer orientation (over Zoom) will be on January 10, 2023.

    OR Please email to be added to the waitlist for a subsequent orientation.

After completing these onboarding steps, all volunteers will go through a background check before being matched to an opportunity. Download our Volunteer Handbook to review our mission, vision, and values, along with important policies and procedures.

Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer Resources

The Workshop -E-Learning courses

Enroll for free with your WRD volunteer coupon code!

"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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