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Heartland Alliance Refugee and Immigrant Community Services (RICS)

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Interested in serving vulnerable populations? Do good while having fun! Join our new volunteer program for newly arrived elderly refugees! Build a 1-1 relationship through weekly meetings that consist of informal conversation practice and English tutoring. Weekly meetings can be an extremely beneficial emotional and social support to older refugees that are adjusting to a new life in Chicago.

This program requires one hour a week commitment for at least six months.

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About Heartland Alliance Refugee and Immigrant Community Services (RICS)


4419 N Ravenswood Ave, Chicago, IL 60640, US

Mission Statement

Heartland Alliance advances the human rights and responds to the human needs of endangered populations--particularly the poor, the isolated, and the displaced--through the provision of comprehensive and respectful services and the promotion of permanent solutions leading to a more just global society.


Refugee & Immigrant Community Services (RICS) partners with refugees, asylees, immigrants and survivors of trafficking to address their needs by connecting them to their new community, providing education and employment services, and the help they need to succeed in their new country. RICS annually resettles more than 150 individuals in Chicago from places like Afghanistan, Burma, Democratic Republic of Congo, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Iraq, Sudan, Ukraine, and Syria. RICS serves an additional 500 refugees through a variety of services including cultural orientation, adjustment counseling, employment, job readiness and placement services, as well as medical case management, family literacy, and English language training for adults.


We'll work with your schedule.


6800 N Western AveChicago, IL 60645



  • Elder care
  • Cross-cultural Communication
  • Relationship Building




  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 4 hours a month for at least 6 months
  • Attend new volunteer orientation

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