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Join DARA! Seeking a Volunteer Coordinator

Updated: Aug 3, 2018

This position is now filled!

DARA Volunteer Coordinator Position

Are you seeking a volunteer role that will have a direct, positive impact on the lives of refugee families in the United States? DARA (Danbury Area Refugee Assistance) would like to hear from you regarding your interest our Volunteer Coordinator position.

The DARA Volunteer Coordinator actively supports and implements the recruitment of new volunteers, develops and plans volunteer retention activities, and maintains DARA's volunteer database. While this volunteer role is a year-round commitment, during the first few months of any active resettlement period, the Volunteer Coordinator must be available to work in tandem with DARA's committee chairs in organizing, assigning, and scheduling volunteers for day-to-day tasks, sometimes on short notice. DARA hopes to give IRIS (Integrated Refugee & Immigrant Services) the green light this autumn to welcome another refugee family, and a strong, well-managed volunteer base is essential to the success of refugee resettlement.

The role of DARA's Volunteer Coordinator provides an excellent opportunity to make a true difference in the lives of refugees in our community, and to contribute to and ensure the ongoing success of DARA.

For more information and to apply for the role of Volunteer Coordinator, please visit Join Our Team.

DARA is a local and innovative nonprofit agency with a diverse group of volunteers and members. As such, we are continuously seeking creative ideas, partnerships, and volunteers to enhance and support our mission. We encourage applications and ideas from all sectors and backgrounds, and look forward to hearing from you.

Thank you for your interest in helping DARA make a difference in the lives of refugees in our community.


Danbury Area Refugee Assistance (DARA) is a nonprofit organization that resettles refugee families, providing advocacy and support as they work toward self-sufficiency to become productive members of our community.


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