The IRC in Denver's Family Mentor program helps to provide additional support to newly-arrived families and individuals by pairing them with a volunteer mentor. The Family Mentor Intern will oversee this program and ensure that all clients have access to a Family Mentor and will serve as a liaison between direct service staff and volunteer mentors.
Number of intern positions available: 1
Time Commitment: 10 hours per week (3 months minimum, 6+ months preferred)
Ensure all IRC in Denver clients are aware of the Family Mentor Program
Help match volunteer mentors with clients
Arrange and participate in the first meeting between client(s) and mentor
Provide support to mentors and answer any questions they have about working with client(s)
Oversee Family Mentor Newsletter and ensure volunteers receive regular updates and resources from the IRC team
Be a liaison between direct service staff and mentors when questions or issues arise
Ensure accurate time logs are completed by volunteer mentors on a monthly basis
Provide regular reports to direct service staff on the status of the program and mentor-client matches
Comfort working with diverse populations and English language learners
Ability to address volunteer needs and provide support and guidance
Must be proactive with a strong desire to support clients' well-being through the mentorship program
The Family Mentor Intern will learn first-hand about the services provided to newly-arrived refugees and will gain experience running and overseeing a volunteer program that works to advance the goals of resettlement through one-on-one mentor opportunities.
1873 S. Bellaire St., 5th Floor, Denver, CO 80222, US
The International Rescue Committee helps people whose lives and livelihoods are shattered by conflict and disaster to survive, recover and regain control of their future.
The International Rescue Committee (IRC) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit humanitarian organization that works in the U.S. and around the world to help people whose lives and livelihoods have been shattered by conflict and disaster as they survive, recover and regain control of their future. We are one of the nine national resettlement agencies that partner with the U.S. Department of State/Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration (PRM) to provide services to refugees approved for resettlement through the U.S. Refugee Admissions Program. The International Rescue Committee provides opportunities for refugees, asylees, victims of human trafficking, survivors of torture, and other immigrants to thrive in America. Each year, thousands of people, forced to flee violence and persecution, are welcomed by the people of the United States into the safety and freedom of America. These individuals have survived against incredible odds. The IRC works with government bodies, civil society actors, and local volunteers to help them translate their past experiences into assets that are valuable to their new communities. In Denver and other offices across the country, the IRC helps them to rebuild their lives.