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ORGANIZATION: World Relief DuPage/Aurora

  • A group opportunity. Invite your friends.
  • 68 people are interested

Loneliness is one of the greatest challenges refugees and immigrants face in America, so good friends are greatly needed. As a Friendship Partner, you’ll get to know an individual/family and help them navigate life in America.

This may involve activities like practicing English, exploring your community together, reading through mail and papers that come home from school, and so much more. Volunteers provide friendship with an emphasis on cultural awareness and practical support focused on empowerment and self-sufficiency. This is a great opportunity to learn about the cultural adjustment process firsthand and experience transformation in your life as well.

Friendship Partners commit to meeting regularly for 6 months, spending about four hours or more together each month. Training is provided.

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About World Relief DuPage/Aurora


191 S. Gary Avenue, Carol Stream, IL 60188, US

Mission Statement

At World Relief Chicagoland, we come alongside refugees and other immigrants in vulnerable situations as they rebuild their lives in the United States. For over 40 years, we’ve been welcoming immigrants and refugees across Chicagoland, starting with refugee resettlement in Chicago and DuPage County (1979), and later in Aurora (1999). For decades, we have empowered churches, community organizations and people like you to adapt to the challenges of the moment for the sake of refugees. As needs have increased in recent years, we have expanded our work beyond refugees to include all immigrants in vulnerable situations. Today, World Relief Chicagoland is part of a national network of offices through which over 400,000 immigrants and refugees have been welcomed into this country.


Our work consists of refugee resettlement, community-based ESL (English as a Second Language), mental health services, and immigrant legal services, employment counseling, and more. We work with volunteers from all walks of life from college students to retirees. If you want to help the refugees and immigrants in your community, we can help you connect with them.


Immigrants & Refugees
Community, Immigrants & Refugees


We'll work with your schedule.


Multiple locations Carol Stream, IL 60188



  • General Education
  • English as a Secondary Language (ESL)
  • Adult Education
  • Cross-cultural Communication
  • Relationship Building


  • Kids
  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group


  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • A time commitment of four hours or more a month for 6 months

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