People Served/Type of Services: Life Transition Support, Refugee Resettlement
Types of Help Needed: Family Support, Activities with Agency Clients, Interpreting
Service Opportunity Details: RefugeeOne seeks short-notice volunteers and interpreters. Short-notice volunteers assist RefugeeOne staff and clients by providing transportation to medical appointments, job interviews, or in-office meetings. Volunteers also assist with other miscellaneous needs such as helping refugee families move, setting up apartments, receiving and organizing in-kind donations, and showing newly arrived refugees how to use public transportation, access the bank, and more. Volunteers are called on an as-needed basis. Flexible day-time availability and a car is helpful, but not required. Volunteers with language skills are highly encouraged to apply.
Location: Chicago-North Side
Volunteer Ages: Young adults, Adults
Frequency Details: Short-notice volunteers are called on an as-needed basis to see if they are available to support. Volunteers may be contacted as often as once per week or only every few months depending on the need.
Contact Info: Staff: James Corliss, Volunteer Coordinator, volunteers can apply online through Refugee One’s website
Other Information: A volunteer orientation and background check is required for all volunteers. Volunteers must be 18 years or older or accompanied by an adult.