People Served/Type of Services: Life Transition Support, Refugee Resettlement

Types of Help Needed: Activities with Agency Clients

Service Opportunity Details: Co-sponsorship/mentoring: Co-sponsorship volunteer activities include welcoming new refugee families upon arrival at O’Hare Airport; in-home tutoring for children; making social visits to help the family members practice their new English skills; and raising funds to assist with their initial months of resettlement.

Location: Chicago

Volunteer Ages: Families with young children, Families with teens, Teens, Young adults, Adults, Groups

Frequency: On-going

Frequency Details: Co-sponsorship of a newly resettled refugee family is an ongoing commitment lasting an average of 6 months. There is also a financial commitment with this volunteer opportunity. Kenilworth Union Church groups have co-sponsored with RefugeeOne several refugee families before.

Contact Info: Staff: Kathy Amstutz, Volunteer Coordinator, 773-989-5647

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