Apartment set-up for refugees--Help make Chicago home

Published

04/10/2018

Start Date

04/10/2018

Time Commitment

A few hours per month

Duration

One-time only

Address

4419 N. Ravenswood
4419 North Ravenswood Avenue
Chicago
Illinois
60640
United States

Description


Help create welcoming homes for newly arriving refugees!


The Heartland Alliance’s Refugee & Immigrant Community Services Office (RICS) partners with refugees, asylees, immigrants and survivors of trafficking to address their needs by connecting them to their new community, providing education and employment services and the help they need to succeed in their new country


Our move-in crew needs strong and reliable members to assist in delivering and setting up housing items for our newly-arrived participants. The move-in crew serves a crucial role in actively setting up refugee participants for success in their life in Chicago. After much transition and exhaustive travel, it is important to arrive to a furnished and clean place to call home. Volunteers must be able to lift at least 25 pounds easily. Items include beds, couches, kitchen tables, chairs, desks, dressers, and decorations.


Set-ups usually on Tuesdays and Thursdays. However, short-notice arrivals may also be cause for move-ins on other days. Safety belts, gloves, and lifting harnesses provided.


Move-in crew volunteer:


  1. Collect donations from donors’ homes and community partners
  2. Assist in transporting, moving, and setting up large and medium sized items
  3. Furniture assembly


Time Commitment: A few hours a week, flexible, depending on your availability


We welcome:


Individuals

Groups

Benefits

  • Language/Cultural Support Available

How To Apply

Fill out our volunteer application! Contact Alyssa Wilson

Additional questions, contact: Alyssa Wilson | Volunteer Coordinator | Alwilson@heartlandalliance.org | 4419 N. Ravenswood, Chicago, IL | 773.830.5963


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