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Health Advocate

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ORGANIZATION: World Relief Chicago

  • 56 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 Chicago


3507 W. Lawrence Ave., Suite 208, Chicago, IL 60625, 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.


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


We'll work with your schedule.


Multiple locations Chicago, IL 60625



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


  • People 55+


  • 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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