Volunteer Opportunity

Volunteer Vetter - REMOTE, ANYWHERE IN THE US

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Freedom for Immigrants (formerly CIVIC) | Houston, TX
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Freedom for Immigrants (formerly CIVIC)


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Published 1 month ago

Time Commitment

A few hours per week

Duration

Long-Term (6 months-1 year)


About FFI

Freedom for Immigrants (FFI) is devoted to abolishing immigration detention, while ending the isolation of people currently suffering in this profit-driven system.


The Hosting Team

In order for people to be released from detention, they need to provide an address where they will be living. Especially for asylum seekers who have just arrived in the US and do not yet have community support, housing presents a barrier to leaving detention. The hosting team is comprised of volunteers who offer housing to people so they can leave detention and start a new life.


The Vetting Team

The Vetting Team are responsible for managing the application process for people who are offering to be hosts. The Vetting Team process applications, provide initial phone interviews, engage in training for potential hosts, evaluate references, and make decisions about host placement viability.


What Do Vetting Volunteers Do?

Vetting Volunteers are responsible for the assessment, training and induction of new hosts. They use the FFI custom made VIANEY Database to record information about applicant progress and work with a team of co-volunteers to process applications for new placements.


Responsibilities include:

  • Participate in volunteer recruitment
  • Provide inductions to volunteers
  • Lead monthly team meetings
  • Establish communication channels for vetter workloads
  • Manage database of vetting volunteers
  • Check on volunteer well being
  • Motivate the team
  • Facilitate volunteer feedback so we can improve our work and develop skills
  • Log all volunteer hours

This role is perfect for someone with previous experience of volunteering who is looking to learn more about non-profit leadership. We are looking for someone who is energetic, self-motivated, and a self-learner who is excited to be a part of ending the immigrant detention system.


Volunteer Profile

Required:

  • Commitment of at least 6 months at minimum 4 hours per week
  • Intermediate computing skills: Database, Word, Excel, and others
  • Fluency in English
  • Flexibility
  • Reliable
  • Maturity
  • Ability to work with people from diverse backgrounds
  • 3 references

Desired:

  • Degree in Education, International Development, Social Sciences, Communications, etc or experience working in a related field.
  • Previous experience of volunteering
  • Previous experience supporting refugees, asylum seekers and other immigrants
  • Friendliness & an ability to put people at ease
  • Experience in remote working

About FFI

Freedom for Immigrants (FFI) is devoted to abolishing immigration detention, while ending the isolation of people currently suffering in this profit-driven system.


The Hosting Team

In order for people to be released from…

Details at a glance

  • Remote Possible
  • Training Provided
  • Language / Cultural Support Available
  • Groups Welcome
  • Families Welcome
  • International Volunteers Welcome

How To Apply

Interested in helping asylum seekers? The first step is to register for an information webinar after which, you will have the opportunity to submit a formal application.

How To Apply

All Vetting Volunteers are required to attend a volunteer training, complete an application and submit references. At the training you will learn about FFI's work, the asylum seekers and immigrants we serve, and what it looks like to come alongside them as volunteers in different roles.

Interested in helping asylum seekers? The first step is to register for an information webinar after which, you will have the opportunity to submit a formal application.

How To…

Location

Houston, TX
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