Volunteer Opportunity

Outreach volunteer (Remote Position - Can be based anywhere in US)

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The Refugee Center Online | Portland, OR
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The Refugee Center Online


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Start Date

June 1, 2019

End Date

August 30, 2019

Time Commitment

A few hours per week

Duration

Short-Term (few weeks/months)


About you:

  • Passionate about developing welcoming communities for newcomers of all backgrounds
  • Self starter who is able to take initiative to create individualized action plan
  • Capacity to network in both professional and informal settings, willing to build new relationships and committed to follow through


Outreach volunteer expectations:

  • Identify six organizations and/or businesses within your community that interact regularly with refugees and immigrants including social service providers, libraries, schools, health clinics, community centers, etc.
  • Identify three cultural groups made up of immigrants and refugees including faith communities and cultural associations.
  • Set up five direct engagements with the identified groups to share outreach materials and information about RCO. This could be meeting with members of leadership, presenting at a staff meeting or event.
  • Attend at least one community event frequented by immigrants and refugees where you can set up a table to share information about RCO. This could be a cultural festival, World Refugee Day event, resource fair, market or other event.


Time Commitment

  • Outreach volunteers are expected to commit to approximately 20 hours of work over a 4-10 week period (2-5 hours/week depending on time frame)
  • Attend one 2 hour mandatory training (optional additional training opportunities provided)
  • Participate in bi-weekly check in calls (30 mins)
  • Document outreach efforts including contact information, response and follow up


Interested volunteers should send an email to volunteer@therefugeecenter.org with the following information. Be sure your subject line includes “Outreach Volunteer”:

  1. What city and state are you located in?
  2. Why do you want to volunteer for the Refugee Center Online?
  3. When are you available to volunteer and what are your other responsibilities during this time period?
  4. What assets do you bring to this role?
  5. What support would you need from the RCO to be successful in this role?


Summer outreach volunteer orientation will take place in early June. Ideally a volunteer would commit to 3 months but end date is negotiable.

About you:

  • Passionate about developing welcoming communities for newcomers of all backgrounds
  • Self starter who is able to take initiative to create individualized action plan
  • Capacity to network in both professional and informal…

Details at a glance

  • Remote Possible
  • Training Provided
  • Groups Welcome
  • Families Welcome

Location

Portland, OR
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