24-25 Refugee and Immigration VISTA - Richmond, VA

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ORGANIZATION: Commonwealth Catholic Charities

Since 1923, Commonwealth Catholic Charities (CCC) has provided life-changing human services to vulnerable individuals and families throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia. CCC offers quality and compassionate human services to all people, especially the most vulnerable, regardless of faith. Since 2010, CCC has provided comprehensive resettlement and immigration services to refugee newcomers in the Greater Richmond, Roanoke, and Newport News regions. The VISTA will provide vital support to the program in Richmond: helping improve quality and communication of events, and update resources and programming by bringing data, research, and feedback into the department; engaging the community, nonprofits and social service providers through outreach and education; and refining methods of garnering and utilizing resources. This project will require the VISTA to be able to research, assess, evaluate, and draft proposals on findings and recommendations. The VISTA will utilize a basic knowledge of Microsoft Office applications. This position is ideal for a VISTA that can demonstrate competence in communicating and interacting with others of diverse cultural, geographic, and economic backgrounds in a professional and compassionate manner. This VISTA position is located in Richmond Virginia, a multicultural, vibrant, and thriving city. Richmond offers a mix of history and urban cool with a renowned foodie culture, museums, white water rafting and other unique attractions. Richmond is a welcoming city home to diverse people from every background, ideology, and ability. The city is connected to the suburbs by public transportation but remains mainly car-centric. This VISTA position is a part of Catholic Charities USA’s Family Strengthening Program, a national intermediary project. As a member, you will meet virtually with VISTA Leaders and other VISTAs serving throughout the country, all focused on alleviating poverty.
Member Duties : The VISTA will enhance CCC’s ability to guide newcomers in their journey of leading prosperous lives. The VISTA will develop and maintain a Community Sponsorship program to increase the number of refugee families receiving supplemental resettlement support through private sponsorship. The VISTA will develop and administer evaluation and feedback mechanisms to stakeholders (clients, staff and community) in the form of surveys, polls, focus groups and social events. The Vista will improve the quality of refugee services and events through professionalizing volunteer and donation management, with a focus on motivating previously resettled refugees to participate and contribute to the present resettlement services. The member will conduct regular outreach and attend community events to explore sources of volunteers and donations, then design volunteer opportunities to bring to the community and utilize CCC online systems and technology to track and monitor incoming donations.

1 Shift

  • 08:30 AM to 05:00 PM
    Occasional evening and weekend hours needed for community events.

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About Commonwealth Catholic Charities


1601 Rolling Hills Drive, Richmond, VA 23229, US

Mission Statement

The mission of Commonwealth Catholic Charities is to provide quality, compassionate human services to all people, especially the most vulnerable.


CCC is a private, non-profit social service agency dedicated to serving the needy in central and southwestern Virginia.


Advocacy & Human Rights
Immigrants & Refugees
Advocacy & Human Rights, Community, Immigrants & Refugees


We'll work with your schedule.
This opportunity has 1 shift


1601 Rolling Hills DrRichmond, VA 23229



  • Administrative Support
  • Community Outreach




  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 1 year
  • Apply here: https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/viewListing.do?fromSearch=true&id=122424

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