HOME Volunteer

Published

04/10/2018

Time Commitment

A few hours per week

Duration

Long-Term (6 months-1 year)

Address

International Rescue Committee
1210 S. Bascom Ave
Suite 227
San Jose
California
95128
United States

Description

Responsibilities 

Your family or group can help lead the way from harm to home through the IRC in San Jose’s Housing Outreach Mentorship & Education (HOME) program, which combines direct financial assistance and mentorship to assist newly-arrived refugee families to become self-sufficient and integrated quickly. HOME Teams will be matched with a refugee family to whom they will provide the following types of support: In-Kind donations for apartment set up, direct assistance to subsidize the family's rent, and connect the family to community resources. 


Ideal Volunteer in this role is: 

  • Solid organizational skills with the ability to manage multiple tasks. 
  • Willing to collect donations and store them offsite
  • Able to deliver and assist with apartment set up for the family 
  • Must be comfortable with communicating with clients and community partners on the phone and in person. 
  • Willingness to work across department toward measurable outcomes. 
  • Excellent, interpersonal skills: the ability to work effectively with partners, donors, colleagues in a cross-cultural, multi-disciplinary environment. 


Time Commitment 

Minimum Commitment: 4+ hours/week for a minimum 6 months. This volunteer opportunity takes place outside of the office and scheduled according to the volunteer's availability. 


All volunteers must be at least 18 years of age and undergo a security background check. 



Remote

Ok

Benefits

  • Training Provided

Benefits

  • Groups
  • Families

How To Apply

Apply 

If interested in volunteering with the International Rescue Committee in San Jose, please complete a volunteer application by following this link. You will be contacted by the Volunteer Coordinator as needs arise. 


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