Help Refugee Children and Youth as an AmeriCorps Program Assistant

Job Type

Full Time


Details: This is a full-time AmeriCorps position with a 1-year contract period



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United States


Catholic Charities welcome newly arrived refugee families to Charlotte. Refugees are victims of war, political upheaval, religious, economic or ethnic persecution. They are forced to leave homes, families, friends, jobs and possessions to stay alive. Most flee to neighboring countries where they are confined to refugee camps for many years. A fortunate few have an opportunity to resettle in other countries, often far from their homeland and with many challenges like a language barriers, culture differences, different job opportunities and educational requirements. We provide services to help refugees adapt to their adopted homeland by becoming self-sustaining and productive members of their community.


AmeriCorps engages more than 75,000 members in intensive service annually to serve through nonprofit, faith-based, and community organizations at 25,000 locations across the country. These members help communities tackle pressing problems while mobilizing millions of volunteers for the organizations they serve. Since 1994, more than 900,000 Americans have provided more than 1.2 billion hours of service to their communities and country through AmeriCorps.

Catholic Charities is seeking a full and part-time AmeriCorps Program Assistant for the 2018-2019 program year. The Program Assistant will work closely with the volunteer coordinator, case managers, and youth program staffs to recruit, train, supervise, and retain volunteers.

Service Functions include:

  • Recruit, train, and manage volunteers to assist with the Youth Program and Citizenship Classes
  • Plan, lead, and oversee youth after-school activities to be carried out by volunteers
  • Identify and enroll students/families in youth educational services
  • Maintain service documentation and reports of services provided to clients
  • Keep site supervisor informed of special client needs, frustrations, successes, and/or failures as pertinent in case progress toward self-sufficiency
  • Maintain attendance record of volunteers, volunteer hours, and daily activity logs
  • Assist with volunteer application and screening process
  • Participate in outreach activities to engage and educate community members and encourage volunteerism
  • Help conduct Disaster Preparedness workshop(s) for a total minimum of 15 participants
  • Plan and teach citizenship classes when volunteers are not available


Available benefits are:

1.      Childcare service (must apply & be eligible)

2.      Health insurance free of charge (if eligible)

3.      Interpreter Training (for bilingual members)

4.      Forbearance (Payment Waiver) for outstanding student loans

5.      Interest Accrual Payment by the Corporation for National and Community Service

6.      Education Award (equivalent to the Pell Grant as determined by CNCS)

7.      $13, 732 Stipend (paid in 11 monthly installments)

8.      Mileage reimbursement at state rate per each training attended

Level of Language Proficiency

Minimum Requirements:

  • Must be at least 17 years old
  • Have a high school diploma or GED
  • Have written and spoken proficiency in English
  • Have computer skills
  • A valid driver's license and car insurance
  • Access to a vehicle to transport clients, as needed
  • Experience working with diverse cultures, particularly immigrants and refugees, preferred

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

High School

How To Apply

Submit resume and cover letter to

Please refer to the AmeriCorps ACCESS website ( for more information on the AmeriCorps ACCESS application and requirements.

For any questions, please feel free to contact Kailey Otten, Program Director, at the email address above, or by phone at 704-370-3240. 

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