Who are volunteers? Volunteers come through World Relief with the desire to serve refugees primarily through long-lasting friendship, and secondly by assisting them any way they can. Their goal is not to foster dependency in any way, or to provide financially for refugees. Rather, it is to build long-term relationships and help with cultural adjustment, self-sufficiency, basic needs, and completion of services where possible. Volunteering with WR Triad provides the opportunity to serve, develop, and befriend refugees resettling in the U.S. Some benefits of serving refugees in the Triad include:
    • Greater cultural understanding
    • Knowledge that a volunteer is a part of a much bigger movement
    • Meeting new friends and building cross-cultural relationships
    • Opportunities to be the hands and feet of Christ in practical ways
    • Ability to be a missionary locally
    • Leading and encouraging one’s local Church to follow the Gospel
    • Hands-on training for local and international missions
    • Ministering to neighbors of countries unreached by the Gospel
    • Growing with one’s team through service
    • An outlet for obedience to the Lord’s will and greater dependence upon Him
    • Creating bandwidth for World Relief Triad staff through sharing certain roles
    • Positively impacting lives
    • Developing cross-cultural communication skills
    • Learning about different cultures from around the world without leaving your town