Housing for Newly Arrived Refugees


Cause Areas


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


International Institute of MN1694 Como AvenueSt. Paul, MN 55108


Intern will assist Institute staff with managing donations and preparing housing for incoming refugees.

Primary Duties Include:

  • Gather all donated goods to be provided upon arrival

  • Be present for furniture drop-off at unit

  • Assist with set up/organize home furnishings for refugee arrival

  • Help organize and track donations at the Institute

  • Participate in community garden planning and preparation

Time Commitment:

  • All volunteers will work on a housing set-up with a partner (either another volunteer or Institute employee)

  • We will send an e-mail to all housing volunteers when we have scheduled a housing set-up date to find out who is available on the delivery date between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.; the day before the delivery date, we will call available volunteers to give the actual delivery time range

  • Average home set up takes 2 to 3 hours


  • Real Estate & Leasing
  • Burmese
  • Arabic
  • Case Work / Management
  • Cross-cultural Communication
  • Hospitality

Good Match For

People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 4-5 hours per housing set up

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