Create a home for a refugee family! Become a refugee housing volunteer!


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


4419 N Ravenswood AveChicago, IL 60640


In this program, volunteers will work directly with housing coordinator to create a welcoming home environment for newly arriving refugees.

Tasks will include: purchasing household items and furniture (with agency funds), moving furniture into the refugee’s home, organizing and decorating the apartment, organizing and inventory in the RICS donation storage space, and picking up donations from donors.

Volunteers will have access to RICS vehicles, and the assistance of RICS interns and staff. Volunteer will need to be able to lift heavy items - up to 70 lbs, as well as drive a 12 passenger cargo van. This volunteer opportunity will serve to create a warm home environment for a new refugee family to live in, which is essential to their initial comfort and happiness.


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Requirements & Commitment

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • About twice a week between 9-5, 5-10 hours/week
  • Must be able to lift up to 70lbs

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