World Relief Garden Grove fosters relationships of mutual tranformation among people of different backgrounds. We equip individuals with professional and spiritual development tools to impact the globe and further God’s Kingdom.

Volunteers stand at the end of a refugee’s long flight to freedom, welcoming them with open arms. Volunteers help refugees rebuild their lives in the U.S. by doing simple things like preparing apartments, teaching English, and finding jobs. Volunteers quickly become a refugee’s first friends in America.


Upcoming Volunteer Orientations:


Cultural Companions

Cultural Companions accompany refugees in their transition to life in the United States.  Cultural Companions are matched with new refugee families to meet regularly for at least 6 months. They share meals, practice English, learn a new culture, help out with practical advice about American life, and build friendships!

Host Homes

Host Homes offer shelter and hospitality to refugees for their first week or so in the United States. Introduce refugees to an American home: thermostats, washing machines, and casseroles – they’re all new to many refugees. It’s a great way to share the welcoming love of Christ and make a lasting impact.


Interns serve alongside staff: assisting with practical needs, gaining professional casework skills and learning about refugee resettlement and cross-cultural ministry. This is a highly relational, hands-on internship involving significant commitment and responsibility.

Household Supplies

Refugee families are arriving every week and that means MANY apartments need to be set up. We collect donations of basic household goods and need help collecting and organizing these items for placement in refugees’ first apartments in America. Find out what items we accept.

Other Opportunities to Serve:

It's easy to get involved. Follow the four steps delineated under the application process. 


Upcoming Volunteer Orientations: