World Relief Moline utilizes volunteers on a regular basis to aid in fulfillment of program requirements, and to provide mentorship, friendship, and general assistance to refugees and refugee families. Prior to refugee arrivals, volunteers assist staff in gathering donations for refugee housing, setting up housing, and grocery shopping for new arrivals.
Volunteers are also trained by WR-M staff to help refugees once they have arrived in the United States, aiding staff in helping refugees adjust to a new environment, culture, and lifestyle.
Volunteers donate their time and resources, providing support to newcomers by helping them get to necessary medical appointments, taking them shopping for groceries and climate-appropriate clothing, and teaching them to navigate the community via public transportation. Volunteers help to teach refugees basic living skills such as housekeeping and budgeting. In addition, volunteers spend time as ESL tutors, interpreters, and translators, and function as cultural and community guides, helping refugees learn about their new community and the public resources available to them, demonstrating personal and public safety practices, and answering questions clients may have about their new environments.
Interested in becoming a World Relief Moline Volunteer?
Contact Kelly Stewart, Volunteer Coordinator