Purpose World Relief assists newly arrived refugees in getting to and from necessary and urgent appointments during their first months in America.


  • Aid Case Workers in providing transportation to medical, Social Security, DSHS, Department of Licensing, and Public Health appointments.
  • Assist with cultural orientation outings (to Grocery, Thrift store, Library, etc) as assigned.
  • Communicate consistently with Case Worker and Volunteer Coordinator about refugee needs.
  • Maintain consistent schedule for availability; communicate changes with Coordinator and Case Manager.  


  • Flexibility.
  • Ohio State driver’s license and insured vehicle.
  • Ability to drive refugees from other cultures and religions in your personal vehicle to and from appointments, mostly in Akron area.
  • Desire to serve refugees and the mission of World Relief (“Stand/ for the Vulnerable”)
  • Commitment of at least 3 months; one day a week for at least 4 hours each day.
  • Access to email/phone for assignment directions.
  • Passing a WR federal background check before direct contact with clients.
  • Passing State Driver’s record check before transporting clients.


For more information, or to request an application contact:

Volunteer Coordinator- Christian Benadum: cbenadum@wr.org (234) 334-5190