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Early Employment Volunteer or Intern

Start date: Ongoing
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For IRC clients to become fully self-sufficient, they must be taught how to obtain gainful employment as well as financial literacy. Early Employment volunteers will work in a team to conduct outreach and enroll clients; assist with program administration; and assist IRC staff with case management. This position reports to the Employment Specialist.



Volunteer: Minimum 4 hours a week for at least 4 full months

Intern: Minimum 15 hours a week for at least 4 full months or 240 hours total



o   Assist the Employment Specialist in program administration

o   Teach and assist clients in applying for jobs, making resumes, and other job-related activities

o   Work one-on-one with employment clients to find and apply for employment opportunities

o   Help coordinate interviews for clients

o   Assist in Job Club (M-F, 1-3 PM) as needed

o   Coordinate client participation in program activities

o   Track program status of active clients and provide case management services as needed

o   Assist in tracking contributions in-kind and assessing client donation needs/distribution

o   Work closely with supervisor to draft and implement a project over which you will have complete ownership



o   All volunteers and interns must be 18+ years of age and clear a background check

o   Background or previous study and interest in human rights, forced migration, and/or human trafficking preferred

o   Experience with teaching adults with limited English proficiency or from low-income and diverse backgrounds preferred

o   Workforce readiness knowledge preferred

o   Proficient computer use such as MS Office and Windows

o   Comfortable with outreaching to clients on the phone and in person



o   Learn how to effectively teach and educate adults from low-income and diverse backgrounds

o   Gain knowledge on employment and workforce training programs

o   Learn about IRC’s services to refugees from many different backgrounds and how best to assist them in their resettlement in the U.S.

o   Help refugees feel welcomed in their new home and prepared for their new life



o Apply: https://rescueglobal.secure.force.com/volunteer/

o Complete a phone screening with the Volunteer Coordination Team

o Complete a Department Interview with department(s) of interest

o Pass a background check ($40 fee)

o Complete orientation and submit requested paperwork

o  Begin your service!

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