The 2018 hurricane season has been extraordinarily active in parts of the U.S., with Hurricane Florence currently impacting millions in the Carolinas. As this natural disaster unfolds, the staff here at VolunteerMatch is doing its part to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you are prepared and safe. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know about the most effective ways to contribute.
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. The IRC in Atlanta office was established in 1979 and has resettled over 21,000 refugees from nearly 50 countries into the Greater Atlanta area. As the largest refugee resettlement agency in Georgia, the IRC in Atlanta resettles an average of 800 refugees into Georgia annually and provides additional services and assistance to another 1,500 refugees and asylees.
SCOPE OF DONATIONS INTERN WORK: This internship is located within the Resource Development Department, whose purpose is to establish strong mutually beneficial connections between the community and the IRC-Atlanta office in order to garner monetary, in-kind and volunteer resources for refugee clients. The Donations Coordination Intern will work closely with the Donations Coordinator towards these goals in order to enhance the Resource Development Program.
Help refugee clients to receive in-kind goods via the Resettlement Shop
Receive and organize in-kind donations
Track in-kind donations in both donor database and client files
Assist with outreach and recruitment efforts to community groups, students, and other organizations
Work with the Donations Coordinator to update client files with volunteer and resources information
Assist with activities related to volunteer recruitment, training, and retention
Provide direct service to refugee clients as needed by the Donations Coordinator
Assist with donations pickup as needed.
Attend and actively participate in staff meetings and special staff development programs
An interest in international and refugee issues
Effective communication and writing skills
Attention to detail a must
Excellent organizational skills
Creativity and initiative to follow through on projects
A strong desire to help people and enthusiasm to work in a multi-cultural setting
Prior experience in a non-profit setting a plus
Prior relevant coursework preferred
For more information or to apply, please contact Hayat Nawd, Volunteer Coordinator, at VolunteerATL@Rescue.org or 678-636-8928. To learn more about us, please visit the IRC website at www.Rescue.org/Atlanta