Set up apartments for arriving refugees


Cause Areas


It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.


Various location throughout Portland/MetroPortland, OR 97202


**For faster on-boarding, please complete the application for volunteer service found on our website,

*Daytime availability (M-F)*Hospitality/Resource Coordination Volunteers work closely with the Resource Coordinator to procure household items and furniture donations and assist with setting up the apartments of new arrivals.

  • Assist staff with the coordination of donations
  • Assist with the set up of apartments for new arrivals, working to creating a welcoming, culturally sensitive environment
  • Be respectful of the refugee family and their cultural mores
  • Submit activity reports & monthly hours in a timely manner
  • Maintain confidentiality
  • Interest in learning about refugees and their transition to life in Portland
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively in English

We could also use a couple of volunteers willing to assist with the pickup of donations and drop off at our warehouse. A truck or van is great and we can potentially clear volunteers to drive the Refugee Resettlement van if necessary. We could also use a regular volunteer who wants to maintain, sort & organize the small household items in the storage space at our office.


  • Cross-cultural Communication
  • Community Outreach

Good Match For

Teens Group

Requirements & Commitment

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Ideally, a minimum of 4 hours one weekday/month
  • Daytime/Weekday availability Ability to lift and move furniture & boxes. Ability to navigate stairsD

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