– Inspirations –

"Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It's not."

- Dr. Seuss


RefugeeOne creates opportunities for refugees fleeing war, terror and persecution to build new lives of safety, dignity, and self-reliance.

RefugeeOne is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization that provides a full range of services to refugees brought to the United States by the U.S. State Department for resettlement in the Chicago metropolitan area. The majority of our services are provided to refugees displaced from their homelands due to war or persecution. Every year, RefugeeOne helps these refugees secure housing, learn English, acclimate to American culture, develop computer and other employable skills, find jobs, obtain medical and other care, access the public school system for their children, apply for citizenship, and obtain care for elderly family members. The majority of RefugeeOnes’ services are provided to refugees displaced from their homelands due to war or persecution. In the past, the U.S. saw major resettlements of refugees from Eastern Europe, Vietnam, the former Yugoslavia, and various African countries. The majority of refugees currently being resettled in the U.S. and by RefugeeOne are:  Iraqis who assisted the current U.S. military, and those who have fled persecution. Burmese who have fled the violence of the junta of Myanmar • Bhutanese who have fled “ethnic cleansing”





Opportunities Available with RefugeeOne

Ongoing Opportunities with RefugeeOne

In-Home youth tutor- Provide homework help and act as a role model for a refugee youth. 2 hours per week, minimum 6 month commitment. Travel to North West side neighborhoods of…


Ongoing Opportunities:

Dealing with the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS, formerly the INS) can be a daunting experience that means long lines, and even longer forms. To assist newcomers through this bureaucratic maze, Interfaith Refugee and Immigration Ministries' Immigration Services Program provides clients with high quality, personal attention at a reasonable, often-negligible cost. Interfaith's Waukegan office is looking for one or two volunteers to lend a hand. Volunteers must be comfortable and confident Spanish speakers. Tasks include answering phones, greeting clients, completing simple immigration forms, etc. Office hours are Monday to Friday, 9am to 4pm. This is a wonderful opportunity to gain experience in the field of immigration law, to improve your language skills in a practical setting and to make a difference in your community.