AmeriCorps Refugee Resource Coordinator


Cause Areas


Mon Mar 19, 2018 - Mon Mar 18, 2019


1050 36th St SEGrand Rapids, MI 49503


AmeriCorps VISTA Member position for one year of service. Member will serve within Bethany Christian Services' Refugee & Immigrant Services, which provides employment, housing, medical, and case management services to newly resettled families.

The VISTA Member will primarily work with volunteer services. Volunteers serve as tutors, mentors, and New Neighbors, which provide support to newly resettled families. The position will focus on developing outreach strategies and volunteer training and appreciation programming.

Duties will include: 1) Recruit new volunteers using social media, direct-mail, special events, presentations, etc.; 2) Developing lists of local professional development, community, and medical resources; 3) Train new volunteers; 4) Develop programming to promote volunteer retention.


- B.S. or B.A. preferred

- Experience working with immigrants/refugees preferred

- Strong organizational and administrative skills

- Strong verbal and written communication skills

- Ability to develop, implement, and effectively communicate about new systems/procedures

- Self-motivated worker who takes initiative in developing new projects/tasks/responding to emerging needs and challenges

- Detail-oriented

- Strong time management skills


  • Networking
  • Fundraising
  • Public Speaking
  • Critical Thinking
  • CSR / Volunteer Coordination
  • Community Outreach

Good Match For


Requirements & Commitment

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • To apply: Interested candidates must create applications on

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