Program Coordinator (Former Employee) – Pensacola, FL – November 16, 2017
Helping Asian refugees get health clearance, housing, children enrolled in school, transport to doctor appointments with translator was only part of what I did as a program coordinator. Every day was different, I learned to be ready for the unexpected like transporting a mom to the hospital while she's in labor! I helped many in different cultures such as Cambodians, Laotians but mostly Vietnamese. I taught four Vietnamese ladies English, reading, speaking and writing up to 5th grade by myself and really enjoyed it. The First Baptist church oriented them to our appliances and other useful items. As the (140)families became more acclimated to our culture, language, etc. they didn't need my help so World Relief closed our official office but I still helped out when needed.
part time as field officer (Former Employee) – Oyugis – October 7, 2017
The work was had a lot field work so the time was not key but work plan. I learned the goodness of efficiency at work place. Management was good and the culture is to deliver on time. There were many that needed the support of the program but it had a very small funding so you would send them without support. The funds were always a head of the activity so no any single time did we have to wait.
Nutrition Educator (Former Employee) – Sacramento, CA – August 17, 2017
A very healthy environment. The staff is friendly. The job itself is very rewarding. There are many different career opportunities here. I learned about the process of accepting refugees into the United States.
Mental Health Counseling Intern (Former Employee) – Wheaton, IL – July 30, 2017
This is an ideal place to work if you have a burden of working with the underprivileged. I received a great amount of training that was practical. There was also support staff to help me to adjust to my position and responsibilities.
Good Neighbor Volunteer (Former Employee) – Boise, ID – July 26, 2017
Volunteering at World Relief was a busy and tasking, but very engaging job. The tasks of a volunteer varied but it allowed for me, as the volunteer, to support refugees in their integration steps, and it allowed for me to support people whom I feel a need to serve. I was also able to work in a setting that valued my faith and allowed me to share it and support others with it.
Good Neighbor Team Manager (Current Employee) – Appleton, WI – June 30, 2017
The staff shows great appreciation for the volunteers. It's evident that employees play many different roles and have a passion for their work. It is also evident that they do not get paid enough for what they do, as is often the case with non-profits. The staff is great and easy to work with.
Difficult to set limits with some families as to what you can and are willing to do for them.
U.S. Programs Specialist (Former Employee) – Baltimore, MD – June 12, 2017
A great organization to work for for international development. Excellent opportunity to grow and 'learn the intl, ngo ropes'. This was an opportunity to network and learn the business of NGOs right out of college.
great opportunity to learn from leaders in the field, mentoring and travel
Refugee Reception and Placement Case Manager (Current Employee) – Fort Worth, TX – February 28, 2017
I absolutely love working at World Relief. The work environment is one of the best parts of my job. I am surrounded by mission minded, Christian coworkers that support each other every step of the way. We are more of a family than a company. My job is challenging and I have grown and learned a lot from working here. I spend my days with refugees from around the world helping them get their lives started in America.
Volunteer Work (Former Employee) – Aurora, IL – February 8, 2017
This was a unique experience that was life changing for me and also the family that I had the opportunity to work with. I had the chance to really learn different cultures and get a true understanding of other peoples lives outside of our own country.
Volunteer tutor (Former Employee) – Du Page County, IL – January 20, 2017
I enjoyed working here as a volunteer teaching English to immigrants. This involved a classroom setting. I learned that learning really never stops even with language. The management were on the ball and well prepared. The workplace culture was welcoming and very open for questions and people were free to take risks and not afraid of being wrong. The hardest part was seeing students miss classes. It was rewarding to see students complete the course and accomplish their goals.
Volunteer (Current Employee) – Akron, OH – January 12, 2017
Currently I participate on a good neighbor team, which consists of collecting house hold items, picking up and driving refugees to appointments, helping them with their English, showing them how to use the bus route, and to teach them self-sufficiency all through building relationships with a refugee family that comes to Akron. The good neighbor team is a group of approximately 6 individuals to care for one refugee family.
Marketing Operations Lead (Former Employee) – Chicago, IL – January 12, 2017
As most companies during a transition you lose a lot of good people and you over work everyone. This company is doing some amazing things to change the world and is truly bringing a voice to the voiceless. Single greatest job I have ever had and I miss it dearly.
Case Specialist (Former Employee) – Stone Mountain, GA – December 13, 2016
I enjoyed getting to know and work with my refugee clients, but realized that i am not the best fit for social work. It is very demanding of your time and emotions and made it hard to find a good work/life balance. The management was also not very organized, but if you are a self-manager and enjoy social work i would say this job is a great place. It is a really great group of people.
flexible schedule, minimal micro-managing
being asked to manage too many clients at once, no overtime
Working at World Relief is a one of a kind experience. Every day brings something new and you have the ability to help others. All the employees come together to be like a family. All doing the same as you are, changing lives one day at a time for the better. You learn new things every day and you grow each and every day.
Internship (Former Employee) – Akron, OH – November 7, 2016
Although this station is understaffed and overworked, they manage to home 190 refugees during a fiscal year. They do everything from meet them at the airport to giving them their keys to their new house or apartment. All this must be done within 90 days of the case start. Very impressive.