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.
Intern will assist in delivering Cultural Orientation (CO) to newly arriving refugees. This includes helping organize and teach Cultural Orientation class, showing newly-arrived refugees around their new neighborhoods, teaching clients to ride the bus, and other duties as assigned.
Number of intern positions available:
Start date: August 2018
Time Commitment: 8-10 hours per week
Help teach CO to newly arrived refugees
Help orient new clients to their neighborhoods (libraries, parks, clothing/grocery stores, etc.)
Teach clients how to navigate the bus to the IRC Denver office
Create new lesson plans and training to incorporate into CO
Help organize CO logistics such as: booking interpreters and locations and ensuring class time doesn't interfere with other resettlement activities clients may have
Provide follow up for individuals needing more assistance after orientation class
Identify which subjects clients need more training on and implement training opportunities available for clients
Applicant should be independent, organized and willing to ride public transportation and/or provide transportation for clients in own vehicle