Individual or Group Volunteers
With the gift of your time through social support and cultural guidance, you can empower our refugee brothers and sisters to become self-sufficient in their new American home. Below is a brief explanation of our volunteer opportunities:
Family Friend: Help our new neighbors adapt and adjust to American life through intentional companionship and personalized service. Friendship Partners develop beneficial and meaningful relationships by spending time together. What a great opportunity to share the love and hope of Jesus Christ with the nations through meeting the social, economic, and spiritual needs of the newly-arrived international families living in your own community. Minimum commitment of 1 hour a week for 3 months.
Good Neighbor Team (GNT): True transformation happens through relationship. The GNT opportunity allows for relationships to form. A GNT is a group of 4-12 people who are passionate about showing Christ’s love to the refugee community here in Tarrant County. A GNT is partnered with an individual refugee or refugee family and works to assist World Relief Fort Worth staff with various aspects of the resettlement process. A GNT’s role is to create loving, lasting, life-long, mutually beneficial relationships with their partnered refugees through weekly visits to the family and assisting with the resettlement process. A GNT is often a pre- existing small group or community group from a local Church; however, a GNT can also be any group of people that come together out of their passion for serving the vulnerable. A minimum of 6 month commitment.
Apartment Set-up Team: Individuals, families, or groups who serve refugees by setting up a home for them prior to their arrival. The team is provided with a list of needed items and work to gather these through a fundraising event, community donations or yard sale hunting trips. Once the team has gathered needed items, World Relief will provide them with the keys and address for a house or apartment that has been secured for a refugee family. The team then moves in the furniture, supplies and decorations. The goal is to make this house or apartment into a “home”. No minimum commitment