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Asylum Seeker Volunteer Coordinator Intern Spring 2021

Glendale (United States of America)

  • Organization: IRC - International Rescue Committee
  • Location: Glendale (United States of America)
  • Grade: Internship
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Managerial positions
    • Refugee rights and well-being
    • Migration
    • Volunteerism
    • Protection Officer (Refugee)
  • Closing Date: 2020-12-10

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SCOPE OF WORK: The IRC in Phoenix is a community-based organization whose primary focus is the resettlement of refugees and newcomers to the Maricopa County community. Each year, the office serves approximately 1,200 refugees through a variety of services. In 2019, the IRC answered the call to serve asylum seekers being dropped off in Phoenix by developing a new program to provide emergency support services, as well as long term case management to asylum seekers who stay in Phoenix. In July 2019, the IRC in Phoenix opened the city’s first 24 hour emergency Welcome Center for asylum seekers, which currently serves approximately 250 people per month. In FY2019, the IRC in Phoenix served nearly 7,500 asylum seekers.

RESPONSIBILITIES: This internship will help create and maintain a sustainable volunteer engagement system to meet the needs of a dynamic, 24 hour Welcome Center providing emergency support to newly-arrived asylum seekers and their families.

Project roles and responsibilities include:

Conducting volunteer orientations 2-3x per week

Assisting with connecting volunteers to appropriate training and staff members

Assisting with volunteer scheduling and record keeping

Engaging in volunteer recruitment activities, both onsite and in community

Greeting and engaging visitors, donors, and volunteers arriving at the Welcome Center

Ensuring communication systems are maintained between community, volunteers, and staff

Helping plan and host volunteer events to complete large projects

 

Remote work opportunities include:

Assisting with volunteer scheduling and record keeping

Engaging in volunteer recruitment activities through targeted newsletters, social media, etc.

Assisting in maintaining volunteer training records

Ensuring communication systems are maintained between community, volunteers, and staff

Helping plan and host volunteer events to complete large projects

 

LEARNING OUTCOMES:

Develop experience working in a fast-paced, dynamic humanitarian aid environment

Gain exposure to a wide variety of administrative services that support large-scale non-profit and humanitarian work

Work alongside ASF Volunteer Specialist for mentoring and development

Develop marketable skills in volunteer recruitment, coordination, scheduling, and community engagement


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