Resettlement Support Volunteer

Resettlement Support Volunteers support newly arrived clients to meet their immediate needs through a variety of tasks.

Location: 

Off-site in the Denver Metro, Aurora, or Northglenn area (exact location disclosed to volunteer). 

Time Commitment: 

Resettlement Support Volunteers support as needed on an on-call basis. There is no firm time commitment for this volunteer position. Resettlement Support Volunteers can volunteer for just this position or they may volunteer in other capacities at the IRC in Denver and opt in to receiving Resettlement Support Team emails with on-call volunteer opportunities. Tasks typically fall during weekday business hours, but can include evenings and weekends.  Frequent emails are sent out to the team and volunteers sign-up for tasks each week that work best for their schedule. 

Duties and Responsibilities:

Volunteers in this position have options to: 

  • Transport clients to medical appointments, workshops at the IRC, and employment interviews. 
  • Support clients with obtaining Colorado state IDs, applying for social security cards, and other administrative tasks. 
  • Provide community navigation support such as helping clients pay bills, visiting local libraries with clients, and practicing riding the bus and light rail with clients. 
  • Take clients to shop for clothes at local donation centers. 
  • Deliver documents, food, and basic necessities to clients. 

 Skills & Qualifications: 

The Resettlement Support Volunteer must have: 

  • A strong desire to work with diverse populations and must demonstrate cultural competency and patience with English language learners. 
  • Flexibility and a willingness to navigate situations independently. 
  • A driver's license, car, and auto insurance. Volunteers in this position may need to drive clients. 
  • Proof of up-to-date COVID vaccination. 

Please note that volunteers must undergo a background check for which we ask a donation of $49.  All staff and volunteers at the IRC must be vaccinated against the COVID 19 virus and agree to wear a mask when interacting with clients.  

The first step to become an IRC Volunteer is to attend a Virtual Information Presentation.  Sign up here to attend one of our sessions.