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.
Refugee and Immigration Services’s mentoring program pairs refugees with volunteer mentors who help their mentees accomplish three personal goals for developing self-sufficiency and integrating into American society. As the Mentor Coordinator, you will be helping newly-arrived refugees establish roots and develop friendships in their new community while acquiring experience in non-profit refugee resettlement and program coordination.
Duties and Responsibilities
Update mentor and mentee lists and match mentors with refugee mentees
Recruit and onboard new potential mentors through community outreach, social media, and volunteer engagement sites
Schedule and perform orientations for new mentors
Communicate with mentoring pairs and ensure mentorships are accomplishing goals and having regular meetings
Assist with planning quarterly mentor training events
Promote Refugee Focus programs to the community in a highly professional manner and be available to assist with related activities as they arise during the semester
This role requires dedication and a strong sense of personal responsibility and self-motivation in a quickly changing environment. Applicants should be comfortable working in a multi-cultural environment and communicating with people with limited English skills. Familiarity with Microsoft office is required.
Majority of work will be completed at Refugee office between the hours of 8am and 5pm, and may include some evenings each month.
Clearances Required and Training
Fingerprint Clearance Card required, volunteers are responsible for the cost ($65). Volunteers will attend a volunteer orientation and complete a central registry background check (free).
Location and Timeframe
5-12 hours per week, flexible but should be scheduled regularly M-F 8am to 5pm. The volunteer should commit to at least 6 months in this position.
If you are interested in this role please fill out our online application so that a staff member can give you a call with more details, answer any questions you have, and make sure it is a good fit for you or your group: http://bttr.im/vhj24