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Financial Inclusion and Opportunity Volunteer

Start date: Ongoing
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PURPOSE OF VOLUNTEER POSITION:

The purpose of the Financial Inclusion volunteer position is to support IRC clients in achieving lasting economic stability and financial self-sufficiency in the United States. The volunteer position also provides an opportunity to gain a deeper knowledge of the IRC and the U.S. refugee resettlement program more broadly.​

COMMITMENT:

  • Time commitment will be dependent upon the availability of both staff and volunteer as well as a volunteer’s particular interests

 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Responsibilities will vary based on volunteer’s interest and skillset. Examples of what a volunteer might do could include:

 

  • Teach or co-teach weekly 1-hour financial literacy lessons on topics including creating a budget, debt management, personal banking, avoiding predatory lending products, etc.
  • Conduct basic budgets with clients
  • Teach Introduction to Credit course in group or 1-on-1 settings on an as-needed basis
  • Design and edit lesson plans on financial literacy topics
  • Accompany clients to local banks to open bank accounts and/or secured credit cards

 

VOLUNTEER REQUIREMENTS:

  • Understand and follow the “IRC Way” policies and conduct
  • Meet agreed-upon time commitment
  • Perform all required tasks and functions

 

VOLUNTEER QUALIFICATIONS:

We ask that candidates have the following qualities:

 

  • Commitment to the goals and philosophy of IRC
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Possess a great attention to detail and organizational skills
  • Strong sense of personal initiative and ability to work independently
  • Interest in personal finance and financial literacy
  • Experience working with multicultural populations

 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Proficiency in a foreign language spoken by our client population (Dari, Farsi, Tigrinya, Burmese, Spanish)
  • Background in finance, banking, accounting, consumer protection, or other relevant fields

 

This position reports to the Financial Inclusion and Opportunity Program Coordinator

 

APPLYING:

  • Submit an online application here.

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