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Microenterprise Volunteer

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Location: City Heights Office

Minimum Commitment:

  • Minimum 3 month commitment

Times Needed:

  • During business hours (M-F: 8:30am-5pm) - flexible schedule

As part of the Microenterprise program, IRC’s In-Home Childcare Licensing Program offers refugees the opportunity to become a licensed in-home family service provider. Through a three week comprehensive program, participants gain the necessary knowledge and skills in order to become licensed and start a family childcare business. Participants learn about business basics such as book keeping, financial management and marketing, how to submit the license, as well as health, nutrition, and other childcare topics. 


  • Provide assistance enrolling in-home child care entrepreneurs into the program 
  • Assist with intake and support of walk-in clients 
  • Support the business counselor in the preparation of applications for the childcare license 
  • Conduct quality assurance tasks including self-audits 
  • Provide assistance monitoring the childcare program by conducting follow up assessments and gathering data on outcomes  
  • Enter data and track outcomes through the IRC's Efforts to Outcomes (ETO) database 
  • Provide support facilitating and coordination trainings  
  • Conduct outreach and participate in public events as needed 


  • Experience with both administrative work and direct service with diverse populations 
  • Excellent organization skills, strong communication and interpersonal skills, and ability to effectively collaborate 
  • English fluency required, proficiency in a refugee language (Arabic, Farsi, Swahili) a plus 


  • Attend a general Volunteer Orientation (1 hour)
  • Additional one-on-one staff training


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