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Refugee Volunteer Resources Associate

Company: Americorps
Location: Smyrna
Posted on: May 7, 2022

Job Description:

Refugee Volunteer Resources Associate

Catholic Charities Atlanta provides a holistic combination of accredited social services that remove barriers to self-sufficiency and wholeness. Services are tailored for the unique circumstances of the people served. CCA's self-sufficiency programs include case management, mental health counseling, financial coaching, English language instruction, refugee and immigration services. Volunteers are critical to the efforts of these programs and allow CCA to reach more people in need. The Volunteer Resources division directs all activities related to volunteers, including the recruiting, vetting, onboarding, and management of all volunteers spread across the program areas. Volunteers are critical to helping CCA and its staff provide services, outreach and support to clients. This includes working closely with the Refugee Services team to obtain in-kind donations to provide to clients. Items such as: furniture, household items, food and clothing. By obtaining these, tangible donated items, CCA can then utilize financial resources received to assist clients with other resources and services. This VISTA position is a part of Catholic Charities USA's Family Strengthening Program, a national intermediary project. As a member, you will meet virtually with VISTA Leaders and other VISTAs serving throughout the country, all focused on alleviating poverty. Further help on this page can be found by clicking here.

Member Duties : The member will build capacity and sustainability of the Volunteer Resources and Refugee Services programs through standardizing processes and reports, creating and managing new volunteer opportunities, and expanding in-kind donations received. The VISTA will implement an inventory system and create a manual and trainings for use by staff and volunteers. VISTA will compile current pricing standards of items and document the receipt of those in-kind donations. They will generate awareness of items needed by CCA, acknowledging those gifts in various formats. This includes designing infographics on current donations and contributions to illustrate to supporters the need for the items we receive and our appreciation for and use of them. The VISTA is key in developing new volunteer positions that will both provide resources to clients and staff, as well as new opportunities for groups and individuals in varying capacities. VISTA will schedule, train and supervise those volunteers.

Program Benefits : Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend , Health Coverage* , Living Allowance , Relocation Allowance , Childcare assistance if eligible , Training .

Terms :

Permits attendance at school during off hours , Permits working at another job during off hours , Car recommended .

Service Areas :

Community and Economic Development , Community Outreach .

Skills :

Writing/Editing , Social Services , Non-Profit Management , Communications , Public Speaking , General Skills , Community Organization , Teaching/Tutoring .

Keywords: Americorps, Smyrna , Refugee Volunteer Resources Associate, Other , Smyrna, Georgia

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