Unaccompanied Child Program Volunteer


(34.15563,-118.254196)
 

Cause Areas

When

It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.

Where

625 N. Maryland Ave.Glendale, CA 91206

About

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 22 U.S. cities to restore safety, dignity and hope, the IRC leads the way from harm to home. Domestically, our 22 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 Unaccompanied Child (UAC) program supports unaccompanied minors by providing an array of social services. The Unaccompanied Child (UAC) Program volunteer will help the department with administrative, casework and interpretation assistance.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Conduct client follow up through phone and email for missing information
  • Assist caseworker with updating case files with relevant information
  • Interact with the Refugee’s family anchor regarding appointment, missing information and assist with any resettlement questions
  • Conduct translation and interpretation
  • Clerical work such as filing, copying, labeling
  • Occasionally conduct home visits (in company of UAC Caseworker)

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Must be culturally sensitive and respectful of various backgrounds, lifestyles and beliefs
  • Comfortable making phone calls/cold calls
  • Respect client privacy and treat family information as confidential
  • Flexibility, resourcefulness, and easy-going attitude a plus
  • Fluent in English; Fluency in Spanish.
  • Report volunteer hours monthly to volunteer management staff
  • Willing to work at our Glendale office

Skills

  • Child Welfare
  • Spanish
  • Administrative Support
  • Youth Services

Good Match For

People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 3 months
  • Fluent in Spanish

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