Provide New Tenant Instruction to Refugees



Time Commitment

A few hours per week


Long-Term (6 months-1 year)


Refugee & Immigration Services
3443 N. Central Avenue
North Rotunda
United States


Volunteer Purpose and Impact

The refugee Tenant Class Instructor will travel to various apartment complexes to teach small classes about being good tenant, as well as educating refugees on the rights and responsibilities of a tenant. Newly arrived refugees may have never rented an apartment before, so this could be a new experience for them. This position fills an important role by providing refugees with skills and abilities to navigate life in their new home. Some clients may speak English, but the instructor will also have access to an interpreter to assist in conveying information.

Responsibilities and Key Deliverables

Volunteer can expect to do the following:

·      Teaching the new tenant class

·      Taking attendance at each class

·      Demonstrating basic cleaning practices in a vacant apartment. For example, how to clean a shower, sink, toilet, etc.

·      Potentially developing and adding to the current curriculum for the class

·      Other duties as assigned


Volunteer should have a friendly demeanor, and the ability to speak slowly and clearly. Some teaching experience is desired, but not required. Experience working with vulnerable populations is a plus.

Working Conditions

Volunteer will be standing or sitting while teaching, and must be able to provide some demonstration of cleaning practices.

Clearances Required & Training

Level One Fingerprint Clearance Card is required for individual interaction with vulnerable populations. Volunteer will attend an orientation, and receive job specific training as needed.

Location & Timeframe

Start Date: 5/5/2018

End Date: 11/5/2018, with the potential to extend if desired.

Volunteer must commit to a minimum of two days per month. Some flexibility/ability to plan and schedule the classes independently will be permitted after volunteer becomes accustomed to the process. There may be opportunities to host classes more frequently based on need, volunteer interest, and case manager input.


  • Training Provided
  • Language/Cultural Support Available


  • International Volunteers

How To Apply

The first step to volunteer with Lutheran Social Services of the Southwest is to create a profile on You can access this role at With questions, contact the volunteer services team at