Arizona Serve Casa Alitas Site & Volunteer Coordinator
ORGANIZATION: Arizona Serve
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Casa Alitas, a program run by Catholic
Community Services of Southern Arizona, is a respite house for asylum seekers that
offers refuge and hospitality to recent migrant families in Tucson, AZ. They have
undergone stressful processing with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement
(ICE) to gain humanitarian parole, which allows them to stay in the U.S. legally while
their asylum request is processed. Most families come from Latin America and
typically stay between one and three days. The role of the AmeriCorps Site and
Volunteer Coordinator is to oversee the coordination of the house and hospitality
needs, tending to families daily through filling out standard intake forms, assisting
the families in contacting their family members or sponsors in the U.S., explaining
certain legal rights and resources, explaining their travel tickets and schedules. As
well as exterior projects, including but not limited to: updating legal service resources
and onward movement packets, creating and maintaining up to date systems for
collecting and filing data, and connecting guests with services in other U.S. states.
Responsibilities are always changing, due to the constantly changing flow of
immigration and the varying needs of individual guests.
Project Focus Areas and Activities
A. Grow volunteer and intern program: The AmeriCorps member will become
familiar with the volunteer and intern program policies and procedures, systems,
and how to work with staff to then actively recruit, onboard, and train volunteers.
B. Develop strategies for volunteer and intern program: The AmeriCorps
member will document and analyze the current strategies and processes of
volunteer and intern recruitment, onboarding, retention, tracking, and
engagement as well as develop new strategies and processes to improve
recruitment, onboarding, retention, tracking, and engagement.
C. Participate in volunteer outreach activities and events: The AmeriCorps
member will work with the Intern and Volunteer Coordinator to plan fundraising
and outreach activities with community partners as well as continue various
outreach activities like the newsletter and website.
a. Living Allowance - $9,000 for year of service
b. Segal Education Award - $3,247.50 (upon successful completion of
c. Certificate in Civic Leadership and Service through Prescott College
d. Team support and coaching
e. Did you know you could earn in-state tuition for serving as an AmeriCorps
member? Find out more here!
About Arizona Serve
530 S Main Ave Ste A, Tucson, AZ 85701, US
Arizona Serve connects passionate people with transformative community projects to fight poverty in Arizona.
Arizona Serve connects passionate people with transformative community projects to fight poverty in Arizona. We believe that our communities are safer, healthier and more prosperous when we know each other, help each other and work with each other. By doing these things, we believe that communities are able to meet their own needs and create their own visions for a sustainable and just future.
We place AmeriCorps State and VISTA members in the Tucson and Prescott communities on a diverse set of projects. We offer full time and part time positions that come with a Segal Education Award that can be used for tuition costs or to repay student loans. Some positions also have a living allowance or stipend.
1300 South Belvedere AvenueTucsonTucson, AZ 85711
August 26, 2022
- CSR / Volunteer Coordination