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Refugee Resettlement Program Volunteers

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ORGANIZATION: The Ethiopian Community Association of Chicago, Inc.

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Hello, ECAC is looking for short-term (2 weeks to 3 months) and long-term (6 months~) volunteers. As our clients are rapidly increasing, we need more volunteers to assist newly arrived refugees and the immigrant community in Chicagoland.

Please read through the brief descriptions of ECAC's Refugee Resettlement programs and become a Refugee Resettlement Program Volunteer. If you do not have an area of replacement, you will consult with our volunteer coordinator for the placement.

To apply, click 'I Want to Help' button to notify the volunteer coordinator with your area of interest (optional). You could also end your area of interest and resume (optional) to Volunteer Coordinator at, or simply fill out the google form

  • Reception & Placement

The R&P Program provides refugees a chance to build new lives in the United States. The program includes a reception at the airport, placement in affordable housing, cultural orientation, language referrals, employment, health education, and general care.

  • Preferred Communities
The PC program provides support for refugees with special needs who require intensive case management to promote self-sufficiency. Volunteers will assist clients with PC case managers.

  • Matching Grant

The MG Program is intensive case management and employment placement program. It helps refugee and asylee clients get on the fast track to financial independence. In the MG program, volunteers will assist the MG case manager.

  • Employment Case Management

The ECM program provides case management and employment service for newly arrived refugees and others who meet the eligibility period. Volunteers will assist clients in developing their skills for employment by resume building, job readiness training, and referrals. Volunteers more interested in office assisting could also assist employment case managers by organizing and labeling files.

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About The Ethiopian Community Association of Chicago, Inc.


5800 N Lincoln Ave., Unit A/B, Chicago, IL 60659, US

Mission Statement

The Ethiopian Community Association of Chicago (ECAC) is a non-profit, charitable organization committed to serving the cultural, psychological and socio-economic needs of refugees and immigrants in and around metropolitan Chicago. In addition to assisting native Ethiopians, the ECAC supports all African, Asian, Middle Eastern and Eastern European refugee populations who seek its services. Established in 1984, ECAC assists in the promotion of personal growth, financial stability, positive family and community relations, and community empowerment. The adjustment and development of all of ECAC’s constituents is facilitated with programs in the areas of advocacy, education, employment, healthcare and community outreach.


ECAC activities include: Refugee Reception & Placement; Employment Services; Match Grant (MG) program; Child and Youth Development; English as a Second Language (ESL); and Preferred Communities (PC) program; Citizenship and Immigration Services.


Education & Literacy
Immigrants & Refugees
Education & Literacy, Employment, Immigrants & Refugees


We'll work with your schedule.


5800 N Lincoln Ave.Unit A/BChicago, IL 60659



  • Tutoring
  • Mentoring
  • English as a Secondary Language (ESL)
  • Youth Services
  • Case Work / Management
  • Community Outreach




  • Background Check
  • Orientation or Training
  • We have flexible schedules for volunteers. Since each program's details are different, each volunteer will have personal plans for at least one hour per week.

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