Digital Inclusion as Empowerment for Refugees & Asylees AmeriCorps VISTA
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The VISTA position will serve within the International Rescue Committee Salt Lake education department. The Digital Inclusion VISTA will research potential community partnerships to increase refugee access to low-to-no cost hardware, software and internet. Through volunteer-led tutoring, integrating digital skill training into existing IRC in SLC refugee programming, this VISTA member will increase our capacity to provide digital education and support to IRC in SLC’s refugee and asylee clients. This member is integral to extending the reach of technology services at the IRC and integrating them into existing programs.
Specific duties include but are not limited to:
· Research potential partnerships with organizations and corporations to gain access to low-to-no cost technology resources for refugees and asylees.
· Develop volunteer-led opportunities to integrate client relevant digital inclusion resources into existing ESL and economic wellbeing programs.
· Research and support the grant writing process to expand the IRC in SLC’s Digital Inclusion program.
· Create content to recognize partnerships through social media and newsletter posts.
· Create ways to support refugees by increasing their skill-set, therefore, increasing their access to more stable employment and English language acquisition.
AmeriCorps VISTA Benefits:
· Living Allowance ($990 per month, pre-taxes).
· At the end of year of service, the VISTA can choose an Education Award ($5,730) or End of Service Cash Stipend ($1,500).
· Relocation Allowance.
· Childcare assistance if eligible.
About International Rescue Committee
221 South 400 West, Salt Lake City, UT 84101, US
The International Rescue Committee serves refugees and communities victimized by oppression or violent conflict worldwide. Founded in 1933, the IRC is committed to freedom, human dignity, and self-reliance. This commitment is expressed in emergency relief, protection of human rights, post-conflict development, resettlement assistance, and advocacy.
Each year, thousands of refugees are invited by the U.S. government to seek safety and freedom. Forced to flee conflict or persecution, many refugees have survived against incredible odds. Refugees step off the plane with next to nothing but their dignity, hope, and determination. In Salt Lake City, the IRC helps approximately 500 refugees each year to rebuild their lives.
221 South 400 WestSalt Lake City, UT 84101
- Teaching / Instruction
- Grant Writing / Research
- Community Outreach
- Basic Computer Skills
- Cross-cultural Communication
- Driver's License Needed
- Background Check
- Orientation or Training
- 1 calendar year