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World Relief of DuPage/Aurora

Organization Address

191 S. Gary Ave. Suite 130

Carol Stream, IL 60188

Name and Position of Contact Person

Holly Tseng, Volunteer Engagement Manager

Phone Number

(630) 462-7566 ext. 1046

Email Address


Website Address


Days/Hours Available for Service Learners

Flexible with nights and weekends available depending on the program. 

Description of Organization

World Relief is a Christ-centered organization that partners with local churches and works with hundreds of individuals as well as community groups to offer a comprehensive range of services to refugees and immigrants living in DuPage, Kane Counties and Chicago. 

Description of Service Learner Role

The goal is to holistically assist these refugee and immigrant clients and members of their families and communities to be fully functioning, self-sufficient, wholly integrated participants in American society and culture.

Students might work in a number of different areas, and what the student volunteer will do varies with each area.

  • If a student worked in Resettlement Services, she/he might assist a case manager with compiling and filing the information needed in the case file on a daily basis, or assistance might be needed in helping a new arrival to obtain a social security card.
  • If a student worked in Educational Services, she/he might help to capture data from weekly progress reports, and record the information in the database. There might be opportunities to assist on site in classrooms, or registrations etc.

When students express an interest regarding World Relief DuPage, they should contact World Relief DuPage and explain their area of interest. Then the World Relief Coordinator will speak with the various department heads to see if a program can be tailored to address some of the interests expressed by the student.

Organization Requirements

Fluency in one of the following would be helpful, but not required: Arabic, Burmese, Farsi, Somali, Swahili, Russian, Kirundi, French or Spanish. Inter-personal and communication skills would enhance your experience, and candidates must be reasonably self-motivated, and have a willingness to engage with immigrants and refugees. Patience with others is extremely important and the ability to accept others without judging them. Some measure of the following qualities would be very helpful: organized, attentive to detail, ability to coordinate various components of a project, flexible, and creative. A car and valid driver's license are required as well.

Willingness to cooperate with the mission and vision of World Relief DuPage. An interest in community development would dovetail nicely.

Each student volunteer will be required to attend volunteer training before working with clients.

Service commitment may exceed 20 hours of service. Please discuss expectations and availability with the Volunteer Coordinator. 

Number of Placements Available

4 or 5


Contact Information

Career Services
Student Services Center (SSC) Room 3258
Email: csc@cod.edu
Phone: (630) 942-2230
Fax: (630) 942-4596

Summer Hours:
Monday to Thursday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. 

Friday, closed

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