Volunteer Opportunities

INDIVIDUALS

ENGLISH LANGUAGE VOLUNTEER

TIME REQUIREMENT: 1-3 hours a week for a minimum of 3 months 

Help refugees and immigrants improve their English language skills! Tutoring takes place in the client’s home or another agreed-upon location. English Language volunteers must have an excellent command of the English language. Though experience is helpful, it is not required. World Relief offers training resources and support, as well as suggested curriculum and materials. Patience and creativity go a long way in this vital, independent role.

 

FRIENDSHIP VOLUNTEER

TIME REQUIREMENT: 1-3 hours a week for a minimum of 6 months 

Walk alongside refugees and immigrants, with the goal of developing a mutually transformative relationship. Friendship volunteers are matched with refugee and immigrant families or individuals to meet weekly. Share meals, practice English, assist with orientation to the community help out with practical advice about American life, and build friendships. Patience, compassion and creativity go a long way in this vital, independent role.

 

SERVE VOLUNTEER

TIME REQUIREMENT: 5-10 hours a month for a minimum of 6 months 

Don’t have a consistent schedule to commit to? You can access the volunteer portal to sign up for any of the scheduled needs and receive the information needed to complete the serve opportunity. These opportunities may include but are not limited to: airport pickups, medical appointments, immigration appointments, school enrollments, home setups and additional transportation needs.

 

GROUPS

GOOD NEIGHBOR TEAM

True transformation happens through relationship. The GNT opportunity allows for relationships to form. A GNT is a group of 5-12 people who are passionate about showing Christ’s love to the refugee and immigrant community here in the Triad area. A GNT is partnered with an refugee or immigrant individual or family for a minimum of 6 months and works to assist World Relief High Point staff with various aspects of the resettlement or integration process. A GNT’s role is to create loving, lasting, life-long, mutually beneficial relationships with their partnered refugees and immigrants through weekly visits to the family and assisting with the resettlement or integration process. A GNT is often a pre- existing small group or community group from a local Church; however, a GNT can also be any group of people that come together out of their passion for serving the vulnerable.

 

HOME PREP TEAM

Is your group looking for a monthly hands-on service opportunity? Home Prep Teams help prepare, set up, and maintain homes for refugees and immigrants.  Home Prep Teams commit to one day each month for a minimum of 6 months where they will spend 2-3 hours setting up a home for a newly arriving refugee or immigrant, organizing donations in the World Relief warehouse, preparing for upcoming home setups, or providing yard or home maintenance for an existing home.

 

ONE-TIME PROJECTS

We occasionally have opportunities for community organizations, groups and schools to volunteer with a project, donation drive or other event. For one-time opportunities, please contact Tafie Webb, Volunteer Coordination Specialist, at twebb@wr.org 

 

FILL OUT A VOLUNTEER APPLICATION TODAY!

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