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The Immigration Project provides access to quality legal services in Central and Southern Illinois where there are estimated to be 100,000 immigrants residing. Due to the complexity of immigration law, we have found that access to quality legal services is essential to keeping families united, building strong communities, and protecting victims of crime.
We are in need of volunteers to work at the Resource Center, providing a welcoming face and offering their skills to help prepare newcomers for life in our community. You don't need any special skills or knowledge, but lease let us know if you are able to help with things such as computer training, sewing, language practice, etc...
We would not be able to do any of this without your amazing support and generosity and we are so grateful for the enthusiasm and compassion of our community! We're very much looking forward to meeting you and having you on our team!
With your assistance, Three Spinners provides clothing, food, support, language training, and job preparation for refugee families being resettled in the U.S. After fleeing persecution or violence, refugees go through an 18-24 month screening process before arriving in our community. Since more than 50% of all refugees are children, these displaced families need help with their first steps.
In recent months the Wesley Evening Food Pantry has expanded to include a second branch located at Parkland college to accommodate its students as well as the greater community. The Wesley Pantry at Parkland is run by volunteers under the direction of Katie Thomas every Wednesday of each month and every 1st and 3rd Saturday of the month. Volunteer opportunities happen throughout each month.
Food Distribution. Volunteers needed to assist clients with registration and personal shopping. There are also opportunities for cleanup. Food Distribution requires a one-time orientation.