World Relief Quad Cities
An e-learning space where you can connect, learn & grow
with others on the journey
Not sure where to begin? Start here! This bundle includes three introductory courses (3 hours of content) that will help you build a solid foundation for engagement with those in vulnerable situations.
This course offers a foundational understanding of Afghan history and culture, including best practices for interacting with your new Afghan friends. Estimated time to complete is 90 minutes.
In Navigating Friendships, you'll learn basics to build empowering, long-lasting friendships with those who may differ from you in culture, socio-economic status, and religion, and best practices for supporting a friend who lives with trauma.
Explore the basics of cross-cultural friendship and gain a framework for how to recognize, navigate and be enriched by cultural differences. Estimated time to complete: 60 minutes.
How do we engage in friendship with those of a different economic status than us without causing harm? This course widens our definition of poverty and helps us strive for mutuality and authenticity in our friendships. Est. time to complete: 60 min
This course helps build awareness and sensitivity to how the effects of trauma may be at play in friendships, and how we can support those who experience the effects of trauma in their everyday lives. Estimated time to complete: 60 minutes.
How do we effectively welcome and befriend neighbors of different faith backgrounds? This course helps us examine motivations in interfaith friendships, and to foster relationships with trust and mutuality. Estimated time to complete: 60 min.
This course will prepare you to tutor an adult English language learner. Estimated time to complete: 6 hours.
Equipping you to mentor a career-seeking immigrant with confidence. Estimated time to complete: 90 minutes.
This course will equip youth volunteers to engage immigrant youth with confidence.
Based on the book by Matthew Sorens & Jenny Yang, this course is a journey into thinking biblically about immigration. This course offers space for listening, learning, reflection and transformation. Estimated time to complete: 90 minutes.
Based on the book by Matthew Sorens & Jenny Yang, this course is for a small group to move towards action as an expression of their Christian faith. It is an experiential opportunity to explore one of the most complex issues of our day, immigration.
These courses are intended for volunteers, employers, churches, and program participants within with World Relief network. To these users, courses are offered at no cost. For those unaffiliated with World Relief, many courses, including our volunteer role trainings, are available for purchase at a group level or as an individual.
If you are a volunteer with World Relief, your volunteer coordinator will communicate with you about training requirements for the role(s) you are interested in.
Yes! You will likely need to take another course in addition to your Orientation. Talk to your volunteer coordinator if you are interested in a course that is not required for your particular volunteer role(s).
This answer will vary depending on the course(s) you are required to take. Some, like the Orientation, are short and video-based. Others, such as trainings for skill-based roles like ESL tutoring, can include quizzes, written assignments that are uploaded into The Workshop, and discussion questions. The most time consuming course is about 6 hours.
Expectations for finishing your course depend on your office. For example, you may have to complete the Orientation course before attending a live orientation session. Your volunteer coordinators will let you know if they expect you to complete a course by a certain date or time frame. While the flexibility of an online course is convenient, we want to empower you to get started in your tutoring role.
Your first point of contact is your volunteer coordinator at World Relief. They can direct you to someone who can help you. Someone will be able to help you with issues like forgotten usernames and passwords, or if you need help navigating your course.
Some courses are offered at a price, but if you are volunteering with World Relief, you will receive a coupon code to enroll for free. In the course preview, you will see contact information for a coordinator at your local World Relief office who can get you started on your training journey.
Some courses end with a completion certificate, which is yours to be proud of and share with your volunteer coordinator. While the knowledge and practice in these courses are applicable to opportunities outside of World Relief, they are intended to prepare you for your volunteering role, and do not come with a formal certification outside of this organization.
Your volunteer coordinator has access to your progress in The Workshop and will be notified when you complete your course. You may also want to let them know by email, so you can connect with them about your next-steps.