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Community Engagement AmeriCorps VISTA


  • Organization: IRC - International Rescue Committee
  • Location: Baltimore
  • Grade: Level not specified - Level not specified
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Social Affairs
    • Civil Society and Local governance
  • Closing Date: 2025-07-16

Requisition ID: req51282

Job Title: Community Engagement AmeriCorps VISTA

Sector: Community Development

Employment Category: Volunteer

Employment Type: Full-Time

Open to Expatriates: Not Applicable

Location: Silver Spring, MD USA

Job Description


The International Rescue Committee, Inc. (IRC) helps people whose lives and livelihoods are shattered by conflict and disaster to survive, recover and gain control of their future. Founded in 1933 at the request of Albert Einstein, the IRC offers lifesaving care and life-changing assistance to people forced to flee from war or disaster. At work today in over 40 countries and 25 U.S cities, we restore safety, dignity and hope to millions who are uprooted and struggling to rebuild their lives. The IRC in Silver Spring was established in 2006 and currently serves over 1,000 immigrants and refugees per year. 
Scope of Work 
This position will focus on communications and community partner development. This position will report to the community engagement coordinator.
  • Prepare a monthly newsletter and regular social media content to inform the community of the IRC’s work, client stories and needs.
  • Conduct community outreach to establish community partnerships. Track partnership development and outreach efforts.
  • Support the management and engagement of volunteers and community members. 
  • Plan/attend community events on behalf of the organization. 


  • Prior experience and interest in community engagement and/or communications preferred.
  • Prior experience and interest working with refugees and immigrants preferred. 
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Fluency in English required.

TMA AmeriCorps VISTA Information

The IRC is proud to partner with Transform Mid-Atlantic (TMA), AmeriCorps VISTA in posting this requisition. Transform Mid-Atlantic is a non-profit membership association of colleges, universities and non-profits that aims to strengthen the capacity of member institutions. AmeriCorps VISTA helps individuals and communities implement grassroots solutions designed to alleviate poverty. Founded as Volunteers to Service in America in 1965, the program places individuals at nonprofit organizations and public agencies that are fighting literacy, improving health services, reducing unemployment, increasing housing opportunities, reducing recidivism, and expanding access to technology for those living in rural and urban areas of poverty across America.  

Program Benefits: Childcare assistance if eligible, Education award upon successful completion of service, Health Coverage*,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend, Living Allowance (determined by host site location), Relocation Allowance. 

*For details about AmeriCorps VISTA healthcare benefits, please visit

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

Service Areas: Community Outreach, Community and Economic Development. 

Skills: Communications, Community Organization, Non-Profit Management, Team Work, Social Services. 

Applicants must  complete an application on the AmeriCorps VISTA eGrants platform to be considered for this role. The link to apply will be shared with applicants directly.

This position is for July 17, 2024 -July 16, 2025. 

This position is contingent on available funding. 

To protect our clients, the IRC requires all selected applicants to complete background checks. We ask that you make a $30 donation to help us cover the associated costs. Currently, 87% of our funding goes directly to programming to support our clients, and your help to cover this cost will ensure that no funding is directed away from serving our clients. Instructions will be provided after you have been selected to intern or volunteer.

IRC leading the way from harm to home.
IRC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. IRC considers all applicants on the basis of merit without regard to race, sex, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, disability or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.
If you need assistance in the application or hiring process to accommodate a disability, you may request an accommodation at any time. Please contact Talent Acquisitions at As required by law, the IRC will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified applicants and employees with a known disability.


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