TIME COMMITMENT: On call with a minimum 6 month commitment 

BACKGROUND: Founded in 1933, the International Rescue Committee is a leading, non-sectarian, non-profit organization providing emergency relief, protection, rehabilitation assistance, resettlement services, and advocacy for refugees and victims of oppression or violent conflict.  Domestically, our 25 offices across the U.S. ensure new arrivals have food, shelter, and clothing, and work with refugees to help them gain self-sufficiency.

SCOPE OF WORK: Volunteers will accompany the Casework Specialist in providing transportation of newly-arrived clients from the airport or other pickup location to their housing location. Volunteers must be able to pick clients up outside of regular business hours to accommodate late flight and other transportation schedules (i.e. post-10pm).

RESPONSIBILITIES:

•Attend Volunteer/Intern Orientation

•Must undergo and pass a background check. The IRC kindly requests a $35 fee to assist in covering the cost of this requirement

•Accompany Caseworker to transport newly-arrived clients from the airport or other pickup location to their housing location

•Advocate for clients during delivery of needed services; represent IRC in a professional manner

•Record hours and submit completed timesheet for each month via the IRC’s online Volunteer Dashboard.

REQUIREMENTS:

•Must be comfortable with working evenings and/or nights

•Comfortable working in a multicultural environment

•Flexible, able to work in a fast-paced, dynamic environment

•Excellent written and verbal communication skills

•Reliable, responsible, able to complete tasks within required time-frame

•Must have a car and a clean driving record

•Must be located in Charlottesville, Virginia and be willing to complete field work.