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New Americans VISTA

Catholic Charities USA
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Assess the current department and client needs for volunteer services and roles to identify most pertinent needs. Increase community resources and connection to the New American community.

Service Activities

Could be, but not limited to: Write a volunteer and community resource development plan. Build upon existing presentations and outreach materials to develop new presentations to use for community education. Research and develop list of target communitity members and other possible sources to perform community outreach. Put together a plan of action for outreach to targeted communities. Train and manage volunteers . Collect, record, and distribute cash and in-kind donations. Develop tracking mechanisms for volunteers, outreach, recruitment, and donations.

Community Need Addressed

Increased need for volunteer services and community resource development.

Position Outcomes

Increase financial independence, create welcoming communities for New Americans.


Childcare assistance if eligible, Education award upon successful completion of service, Health coverage, Living allowance, Non-competitive eligibility (federal jobs), Relocation allowance (if applicable), Stipend, Student loan forbearance, Training

Skills you will gain

Time management, public speaking, event planning, and project management.

Competencies You Will Develop

Lead group discussion, Maintain open lines of communication with others, Speak clearly, in precise language and in a logical, organized and coherent manner, Write cleary and effectively
Creativity & Problem Solving
Able to identify and define the problem, Capable of generating possible solutions, Communicate the problem to appropriate personnel, Improvise
Derive consensus, Develop constructive working relationships and maintain them over time, Establish a high degree of trust and credibility with others, Interact professionally and respectfully with supervisors and co-workers, Stay positive and outcome oriented, Use appropriate strategies and solutions for dealing with conflicts and differences to maintain a smooth workflow
Identify and prioritize the key issues involved to facilitate the decision making process, Involve people appropriately in decisions that may impact them, Quickly respond with a back-up plan if a decision goes amiss
Carefully consider which tools or technological solutions are appropriate for a given job, Operate tools and equipment in accordance with established operating procedures, safety standards, and ethical guidelines, Seek opportunities to improve knowledge of tools and technologies that may assist in streamlining work and improving productivity
Able to prioritize various competing tasks, Create environment of contribution, Create plan of action, schedule tasks so that work is completed on time, Demonstrate the effective allocation of time and resources efficiently, Effectively delegate tasks, Facilitate group planning, Set goals
Be pleasant, courteous, professional and respectful when dealing with internal and external customers or clients, Evaluate customer or client satisfaction, Honor the privilege of being able to work with and for those being served, Provide personalized, prompt, and efficient service to meet the requirements, requests and needs of customers, Recognize the importance of maintaining privacy and confidentiality of those being served
  • Activity Types Professional Activities
  • Focus Areas Economic Security
  • Length of Service 12 Months
  • Education Requirements GED
  • Placement Individual Placement
  • Service Setting Community-based Nonprofit, Religious Organization
  • Weekly Training Hours 2

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