The Apartment Set Up Volunteer will help the Senior Housing and Logistics Specialist prepare and furnish homes for new refugee families. The Apartment Set Up Volunteer will meet the Logistics Specialist directly at the home to unpack, assemble, and arrange items to create a welcoming home. Apartment Set Up Volunteers may assist the Logistics Specialist with picking up and transporting donations, assembling beds, and other tasks as needed. Volunteers must be able to collaborate with others, work well as part of a team and handle client information confidentially. It is preferred (not required) for volunteers to have access to a personal vehicle for transportation and moving items and be able and willing to lift 75lbs.  

Location: Primarily off-site in the DFW area (exact location disclosed to volunteers).*

Time Commitment: This volunteer position is an on-call opportunity. The Senior Housing and Logistics Specialist will contact the volunteer 1-2 weeks in advance regarding upcoming housing set-ups. These opportunities occur every 1-2 months (subject to change). Most housing set-ups are completed in 2-4 hours on a week day, between 10AM and 6PM.


• Communicate with IRC staff about preparing apartments to be ready to receive newly-arriving refugee families

• Following specified list of items, shop at WalMart for household and basic food supplies to prepare home for new family

• 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. 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 20lbs

• Provide valid driver’s license with current insurance

• Provide proof of vaccination against COVID-19

• Willing to adhere to IRC Volunteer and workplace policies, including confidentiality policies

How to Apply:

• Attend an info session

• Submit a volunteer application

• Complete a phone or video screening with the Volunteer Coordination Team

• Pass a background check ($45 contribution encouraged to offset cost)

• Complete orientation and submit requested paperwork

• Begin your service!