• Volunteer and Refugee Engagement VISTA

    Posted: 07/28/2019

    Want to learn more about refugees being resettled in Utah? What better way than to connect new refugee arrivals with a volunteer in the community! Newly arrived families face many challenges when they first arrive in the United States. It is proven that having a family friend in the mainstream community helps refugees settle in faster and happier! You can be a huge part of this by joining Catholic Community Services as the volunteer and refugee engagement AmeriCorps VISTA! Come use your skills to ensure refugees have all the tools they need to successfully integrate into their new community. Plus you’d get to join CCS who have been resettling refugees since 1975. Their Refugee Resettlement Program provides refugees the assistance they need to become self-sufficient in their new home. They offer clients a variety of services including case management, job placement, health services, interpretation, transportation, housing, food assistance, volunteer opportunities and more. On top of all of that, you’d get to live, work and play in Salt Lake City! A hub of adventure, good food, outdoor excursions and fun! Further help on this page can be found by clicking here. ________________________________________ ________________________________________ Member Duties : Recruit volunteers to match with refugees in the SLC community--Create a network of volunteers to help new arrivals--Keep a database of volunteers--Provide training and support for volunteer matched with refugees--Collect data on volunteer activities--Analyze and improve on boarding processes into the volunteer match program from both a volunteer and refugee perspective--Work to increase both volunteer and refugee involvement in the program--Improve volunteer effectiveness by adapting existing trainings to an online platform--Innovate new volunteer opportunities by harnessing volunteer skills and talents--Research best practices to better incorporate refugee clients as partners in the resettlement process--Gather and analyze data around client outcomes to help improve programming-- Program Benefits : Living Allowance , Childcare assistance if eligible , Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend , Relocation Allowance , Health Coverage* . *For details about AmeriCorps VISTA healthcare benefits, please visit http://www.vistacampus.gov/healthcare Terms : Permits working at another job during off hours , Permits attendance at school during off hours , Car recommended . Service Areas : Community and Economic Development , Community Outreach . Skills : Community Organization , Recruitment , Communications . To Apply please go to https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/viewListing.do?id=90483&fromSearch=true SUMMARY Program Type: AmeriCorps VISTA ________________________________________ Program Volunteer and Refugee Engagement VISTA ________________________________________ Program Start/End Date 09/03/2019 - 09/03/2020 ________________________________________ Work Schedule Full Time ________________________________________ Education level College graduate ________________________________________ Age Requirement Minimum: 18 Maximum: None ________________________________________ Program Locations UTAH ________________________________________ Languages English ________________________________________ Accepting Applications From 07/03/2019 To 08/15/2019 ________________________________________ Contact Pari Kemmick 250 W 3900 S Salt Lake City UT 84107 8016185096 pkemmick@utah.gov ________________________________________ Listing ID 90483