Catholic Charities of Tennessee's Refugee and Immigration Services
provides a wide array of programs to help newly-arrived refugees acquire skills they need to acclimate to American culture and responsibilities. This position is extremely important to the resettlement effort, as it is the first step in ensuring that our clients feel welcome and safe in their new community.
When many of our clients arrive to the US, they come with little to no possessions, familiarity, or community; they should not have to arrive to an empty home as well.
As a Move-In Volunteer
, you help to assure that all our clients have dignifying home furnishings and a positive start to their new life. A brief orientation on refugee and immigration issues will be provided on site. This can be an individual or a group volunteer activity.
Tasks and Responsibilities:
Volunteers assist with moving in furniture and setting up apartments and houses. Responsibilities include, but are not necessarily limited, to:
• Transport bulk items from our Donations' Warehouse into the home
• Put sheets on each bed
• Unload moving van of household items and place them in the home
• Clean/tidy up the space
Required Skills: Ability to follow instructions and work with a team; heavy lifting is required.
Preferred Skills: organizational skills.
Time Commitment: Move in day is every Wednesday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. We ask that volunteers commit to a 4 hour slot, though shorter time slots can be arranged.
Site and Supervision: This volunteer will be supervised by Jordan Collins, a member of our Housing team. Volunteers will set up at our client(s)' home location, usually in or around the Nashville metro area.
Volunteer Benefits: This position is perfect for people who are satisfied with hands-on work that leads to a concrete, finished product. It is also a great opportunity for volunteers to meet new people and build new relationships.
Contact: For more information or to apply for this position, please contact Emily Sellers, Volunteer Coordinator, via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or at (615) 259-3567, ext. 1199.