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ORGANIZATION: Refugee Services of Texas - Amarillo

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Give a man a fish and he will eat for today. Teach a man to fish and he will eat for a lifetime.

Assist newly arrived adult refugees in getting a job ASAP so they can become self-sufficient and begin their new life in America.

Provide instruction on how to get a job: completing a job application; how to dress for a job interview; how to properly introduce oneself to a potential employer, i.e. good eye contact, strong handshake, speaking even just a little English so the employer knows that the refugee is making an effort to communicate in English; role pay interview, etc.

Research job leads: search newspaper, Internet, web sites, employment agencies, etc. and provide leads to Refugee Services of Texas staff and refugee clients.

Assist refugee clients in overcoming work barriers: child care, transportation, etc.

Schedule is flexible according to availability. Request a commitment of 2 - 4 months and between 1-2 hrs. per week.

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About Refugee Services of Texas - Amarillo

Location:

1101 Fritch Hwy, Amarillo, TX 79108, US

Mission Statement

OUR MISSION Guided by the principles of human compassion and dignity, Refugee Services of Texas welcomes refugees, immigrants, and other displaced peoples and supports them in integrating and thriving in their new communities.

Description

WE WORK ACROSS TEXAS

Founded in 1978, Refugee Services of Texas (RST) is a social-service agency dedicated to providing assistance to refugees and other displaced persons fleeing persecution based on race, religion, nationality, political opinion, or membership in a particular social group - as well as to the communities that welcome them. RST provides services to hundreds of refugees, asylees, survivors of human trafficking, and related vulnerable populations from over 30 different countries of origin each year. Originating in Dallas, RST now has service centers in Amarillo, Austin, Dallas, Fort Worth, Houston, the Rio Grande Valley, and San Antonio.

CAUSE AREAS

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

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

1101 Fritch HighwayAmarillo, TX 79108

(35.22247,-101.7867)
 

SKILLS

  • Public Relations
  • Human Resources Recruitment
  • Human Resources Training & Development
  • Adult Education
  • Career Counseling / Coaching
  • People Skills

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • 1-2 hours per week
  • You must complete our Volunteer Orientation and Background Check.

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