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Housing Set-up Volunteer

Start date: Ongoing
Last updated 

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

Time Commitment: This volunteer position is an on call opportunity.  Usual housing set-ups are completed in one week day, from approximately 10AM-6PM.  The Logistics Specialist will contact the volunteer with as much notice as possible, however typically with as little as a few days to one week of notice.  We expect approximately 6 to 12 opportunities per year.

Responsibilities: The Housing Set-up Volunteer will help the Logistics Specialist prepare and furnish homes for new refugee families.  Dependent on need, s/he may travel with the Logistics Specialist to pick up and drop off furniture, supplies, and food into the new home or s/he may meet the Logistics Specialist directly at the home.  Inside the home, all items will be unpacked, assembled, and arranged as needed to create a welcoming home.

Skills & Qualifications: Volunteers must be able and willing to lift and carry up to 75 pounds; must be culturally sensitive and respectful of diverse backgrounds; able to collaborate with others and work well as part of a team; able to work independently in a fast-paced environment; able to handle client information confidentially.

How to Apply:

RSVP to a volunteer orientation