AmeriCorps Volunteer Coordinator

Hours: 35-40 hrs. /week

 

Description: Under the USCRI AmeriCorps program, the Volunteer Coordinator will collect and track volunteer data (hours, activities, and clients served) through a volunteer management data system and will submit quarterly performance reports. They will also engage in outreach to the refugee communities and others such as; schools, churches, businesses, social service providers, etc.  In addition, they will coordinate the Refugee Immigrant Forum and analyze agencies capacity, strength and challenges regarding volunteer management.

 

 

Responsibilities:

  • Recruit and train volunteers
  • Work with JVS staff in identifying individuals and families needing help
  • Provide orientation to refugees participating in the volunteer program
  • Input data in Penelope
  • Update the excel worksheet to track volunteers duties and hours
  • Identify appropriate materials volunteers will use for ESL
  • Engage in outreach effort informing groups about JVS- who we are, what we do and how they can get involved.
  • Conduct annual winter coat drive, school supplies drive and first aid kits drive.
  • Assist in awareness programs such film screening, refugee trip to the zoo, refugee trip to the museum and other engagements with stakeholders and refugee communities.
  • Work with JVS staff to develop volunteer opportunities.

 

Skills:

  • Speak, read and write fluent English
  • Can work independently with volunteers and refugee clients, with minimal supervision
  • Good communication skills
  • Willing to work in a hectic, sometimes unpredictable environment
  • Flexible, in terms of clients being on time for appointments
  • Friendly/personable
  • Outgoing
  • Has own transportation
  • Willing to go to refugees’ homes and/or monitor volunteer activities
  • Have a basic understanding of services and programs offered by JVS
  • Attend the Refugee Immigrant Forum and Refugee Stakeholders meeting