Location: In and around greater Richmond.
Time Commitment: As needed, when families request help with transportation. However, volunteers should normally expect to spend 2-3 hours on a given day working with a family.
Responsibilities: Newly arrived refugees have many appointments to get to, both at the IRC office and elsewhere around Richmond. Most do not have cars, and transportation can often be difficult and time-consuming. Help refugees by transporting them to some of these appointments and then taking them back home afterwards.
Skills/Qualifications: Volunteers must have access to a car and be willing to transport IRC clients with it. 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.