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Apartment Set-up Volunteer

Start date: Ongoing
Last updated 

LOCATION: Varies, in Charlottesville

TIME COMMITMENT: 10 hours/month, more at busy times


  • Attend Volunteer Orientation
  • Communicate with IRC staff about preparing apartments to be ready to receive newly-arriving refugee families
  • Following specified list of items, shop at WalMart and Kroger for household and basic food supplies to prepare home for new family
  • “Shop” the IRC’s donations to supplement required items and make the apartment warm and welcoming
  • Set the apartment up with purchased and donated items, including but not limited to making beds, putting kitchens supplies in cabinets, and other tasks as needed. 
  • Assist the Development Coordinator and Volunteer Coordinator with identifying and delivering additional donated furniture and home decor. May include assembling furniture. 
  • Stage apartment with furniture, household and food supplies prior to family’s arrival
  • Maintain receipts and other documentation of purchases for IRC records
  • Record hours and submit a completed time sheet at the end of each month via the IRC’s online Volunteer Dashboard


  • Available on an as-needed basis
  • Reliability, attention to detail
  • Work well under pressure
  • Flexible and adaptive to change
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to lift 40lbs
  • Valid driver’s license and a reliable vehicle with current insurance and the ability to travel throughout the regular service delivery area
  • Willing to adhere to IRC Volunteer and workplace policies, including confidentiality policies


This position reports to the Volunteer Coordinator.