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Central American Minors Program Volunteer

Silver Spring (United States of America)

  • Organization: IRC - International Rescue Committee
  • Location: Silver Spring (United States of America)
  • Grade: Volunteer
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Volunteerism
  • Closing Date:

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BACKGROUND  
The International Rescue Committee (IRC) responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people to survive and rebuild their lives. At work in over 40 countries and 26 U.S. cities to restore safety, dignity and hope, the IRC leads the way from harm to home. Domestically, our 26 offices across the U.S. ensure new arrivals have food, shelter, and clothing, and work with refugees to help them gain self-sufficiency. 

SCOPE OF WORK
The Central American Minors Volunteer will work within the Resettlement Department at the IRC Silver Spring, MD Office.  The volunteer will serve as the subject expert on CAM-AOR related matters. S/he will work with office staff, community members and relevant partners to identify potential CAM-AOR applicants, explain program requirements, gather data and documentation; help prepare and submit CAM-AOR forms.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Meet all “walk in” clients, perform an intake session in order to establish their eligibility for enrollment in public benefits and/or provide referrals to outside resources as needed.
  • Assist in maintaining databases related to programs.
  • Engage in community mapping to identify new and existing resources that could benefit the populations we serve.
  • Assist in the coordination of the weekly rotation schedule.
  • Engage in outreaching efforts that will educate and inform our community about the IRC and services we provide.
  • Assist the Casework Supervisor and Senior Caseworker in managing clients’ cases and maintaining case files.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

  • Volunteer will gain US field-office experience by interacting with and assisting the populations we serve.
  • Volunteer will acquire knowledge of IRC programs and public benefits available for refugees, asylees and other during their resettlement period.
  • Volunteer will learn reporting requirements for resettlement agencies and how to capture data to improve services
  • Volunteer will gain exposure to case work in the resettlement field
 

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