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Housing Market Volunteer

Start date: Ongoing

Location: Remote (based in San Diego, CA)

 
Time Commitment: Varies. Between 2-5 hours per week. Minimum commitment 3 months.  
 

Skills/Qualifications: Are you a real estate agent ready to give back to your community? Or maybe just a long-time San Diego resident with intimate knowledge of the housing and school districts? Help support the IRC's mission as we welcome refugees to our community. 
 

Responsibilities: With guidance from the IRC staff, help us explore affordable housing opportunities for arriving refugees and forge relationships with property owners and managers. 
 

How to Apply: Complete a Volunteer Application here. Please upload a resume or CV at the bottom of the application indicating your knowledge of the San Diego housing market. Chosen applicants will be contacted for a brief interview.  

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