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Minnesota Council of Churches - Immigration and Resettlement Assoc.

Not Actively Recruiting

Service Dates

August 1, 2020 - July 31, 2021

Application Window

November 1, 2019 - June 30, 2020

Location

  • Washington, DC

Contact Information

Shae Agee
sagee@lutheranvolunteercorps.org

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Position Details

LVC Corps Member

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Description

Lutheran Volunteer Corps is a full-time service and leadership program operating in cities across the U.S. Our mission: to unite people to work for peace with justice. We do this by placing approximately 50 Volunteers in full-time positions at social justice organizations. Year Volunteers live together in intentional community, practicing simple and sustainable living, while exploring spirituality. LVC offers housing for yearlong service, modest stipend, health insurance, and paid vacation time.

This position: This Volunteer will work with Refugee Services staff in providing services to individuals with refugee and asylee status in MCC's Resettlement and Immigration programs. In Resettlement, the Volunteer will provide direct assistance to newly arrived refugees. This includes helping individuals and families access community resources including household furnishings, food, and clothing; helping children enroll in school and adults in ESL classes; assisting in securing safe and affordable housing; and connecting individuals to ongoing resources and programs. In Immigration, the Volunteer will respond to client inquiries; assist with client correspondence; maintain case entry into the client database; organize immigration application packets for submission; and ultimately will assist accredited staff in completing immigration applications. The two components of this role will allow the Volunteer to meet and work with both refugees new to the country and those who have established themselves in the community and are ready to become U.S. citizens.

Lutheran Volunteer Corps is a full-time service and leadership program operating in cities across the U.S. Our mission: to unite people to work for peace with justice. We do this by placing approximately 50 Volunteers in full-time positions at social justice organizations. Year Volunteers live together in intentional community, practicing simple and sustainable living, while exploring spirituality. LVC offers housing for yearlong service, modest stipend, health insurance, and paid vacation time.

This position: This Volunteer will work with Refugee Services staff in providing services to individuals with refugee and asylee status in MCC's Resettlement and Immigration programs. In Resettlement, the Volunteer will provide direct assistance to newly arrived refugees. This includes helping individuals and families access community resources including household furnishings, food, and clothing; helping children enroll in school and adults in ESL classes; assisting in securing safe and affordable housing; and connecting individuals to ongoing resources and programs. In Immigration, the Volunteer will respond to client inquiries; assist with client correspondence; maintain case entry into the client database; organize immigration application packets for submission; and ultimately will assist accredited staff in completing immigration applications. The two components of this role will allow the Volunteer to meet and work with both refugees new to the country and those who have established themselves in the community and are ready to become U.S. citizens.
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Living Allowance

$240 - $240 monthly

Benefits

Health coverage, Housing, Stipend, Training

Additional Benefits

All Volunteers are expected to cover the cost of their own travel to the program at the beginning, and back home at the end. All housing is furnished, so Volunteers need to bring with them personal items and bedding.

Education Requirements

GED

Desired Languages

English

Other Conditions

Prohibits paid work outside of the sponsoring agency at any time
Subject to criminal background check

Service Details

Focus Areas

Community & Nonprofit Development

Weekly Hours

40

Location Type

Urban

Service Type

Direct Service

Service Environment

Indoor

Placement

Individual and Team Placements

Service Setting

Charter School, Child Welfare Agency, Community-based Nonprofit, Community Development Organization, Disability Services Organization, Early Childhood Program, Elementary School, Health Clinic/Other Health Organization, Higher Education Institution, High School, Homeless Shelter, Soup Kitchen, or Food Bank, National Nonprofit/Affiliate, Organization primarily serving older adults, Recreation or Youth Center, Religious Organization, School-based Nonprofit, Social Enterprise (nonprofit), Volunteer Placement Organization

Activity Types

Hands On Activities, Office Activities, Professional Activities

Contact Information

Shae Agee
sagee@lutheranvolunteercorps.org

Hosted By

Position Details

LVC Corps Member

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