Location: Richmond IRC office
Time Commitment: Shopping: Every Thursday 1pm - 4pm; Donation sorting and organizing: Ongoing
Responsibilities: IRC in Richmond accepts gently used household items and in turn donates them to clients via our Resettlement Shop. Help sort and organize incoming donations. Assist clients who are "shopping" for items to supplement their resettlement. Help them with the checkout process and to secure their items for the trip home.
Skills/Qualifications: Volunteers must be comfortable navigating situations with clients who might speak little or no English. Volunteers should also be culturally sensitive and respectful of diverse backgrounds, self-motivated and comfortable working with little supervision, and able to handle sensitive client information confidentially. Most importantly, volunteers should be welcoming and eager to help newly-arrived refugees settle into their new Richmond community.
How to Apply: Complete a Volunteer Application online. Note: Please upload a resume or CV at the bottom of the application. Once your submission has been received and reviewed, you will be contacted about attending an upcoming volunteer orientation.
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