Volunteer Opportunity

Resettlement & Placement – New Home Set-up

Program Area:

Refugee Resettlement & Placement (R&P)



Various locations around the Portland metro area

New home set-up will take place during regular business hours, as needed, as new refugees arrive. We will generally have at least 48 hours' notice

Position Description:

The Refugee Resettlement & Placement program helps welcome and orient newcomers to life in Portland and The United States. The R&P team assists refugees in finding long-term housing and gainful employment, and connects them to culturally specific services, opportunities, and community. The goal is for refugees to exit the program with the tools and knowledge to be self-sufficient in their new home.

Position Summary:

In this position, you will help set up and organize new houses for Refugees, so they can feel comfortable and safe in their new home. You can expect to do the following:

Working as a team to move and lift furniture up to 50lbs

Assembling furniture and small appliances

Unpacking new and donated goods

Organizing living spaces


Must be 18 or older

Must pass background check

Must complete Heavy Lifting Safety Training

Time Commitment:

This is an ongoing project, and we are looking for dedicated and flexible volunteers that are interested in helping regularly.

( or contact volunteer@irco.org )

Asst. Volunteer Manager: 971-517-5241 Volunteer Administrative Asst.: 971-716-8282