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Health Advocate

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ORGANIZATION: World Relief DuPage/Aurora

  • 49 people are interested

​​​​​​For refugees and immigrants, being denied healthcare and/or having little to no access prior to resettling in a country like the U.S. is a harsh reality. As a Health Advocate, you’ll come alongside an adult refugee or immigrant with friendship and practical support that empowers them to navigate the American healthcare system and receive the care they need.

Health Advocates support World Relief’s most vulnerable refugee clients like those with chronic medical conditions, those with disabilities, and single moms. Volunteer responsibilities can include assisting with transportation to appointments, helping with paperwork, advocating to ensure clients receive proper medical care despite cultural and language barriers, and more universal activities like practicing English, etc.

Health Advocates commit to meeting regularly (about 8 hours a month) for 6 months. Having daytime availability is ideal but not always required. Training is provided.

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About World Relief DuPage/Aurora

Location:

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.

Description

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.

CAUSE AREAS

Advocacy & Human Rights
Health & Medicine
Immigrants & Refugees
Advocacy & Human Rights, Health & Medicine, Immigrants & Refugees

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Multiple locations Carol Stream, IL 60188

(41.91942,-88.13402)
 

SKILLS

  • Advocacy
  • Healthcare
  • Relationship Building
  • English as a Secondary Language (ESL)
  • Cross-cultural Communication

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • A time commitment of about 2 hours a week for 6 months

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