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Immigrant & Refugee Services
Immigrants, Refugees or Ethnic Groups

Minimum Age:18+

Refugee Resettlement: Community Partner (Financial District)

The Refugee Resettlement department of Catholic Charities Community Services provides assistance to refugees, asylees, SIVs, Cuban/Haitian entrants, certified victims of trafficking, and unaccompanied minors from diverse backgrounds. The department offers case management, employment-based, and educational services that help clients feel secure in their new community.

To further help us with this goal, we are looking to bring on volunteers who are interested in assisting clients in the resettlement process through career mentorship, academic coaching, or community orientations. 

[For those interested in volunteering or interning during regular office hours please consult the Refugee Resettlement Volunteer position description.] 

Potential Responsibilities:

  • Career Mentorship: Assist in job applications and job searches
  • Career Mentorship: Perform mock interviews and interview preparation
  • Career Mentorship: Advise on career planning
  • Academic Coaching: Homework help
  • Academic Coaching: Practice English
  • Academic Coaching: Discuss academic success strategies
  • Community Orientation: Introduce community resources such as public transit, libraries, etc.
  • Assist with other tasks as needed

Required Skills:

  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Familiar with Microsoft Office and Google Apps
  • Flexible, patient, compassionate, and interested in working with a refugee/asylee population
  • Additional language skills (particularly French, Arabic, and Spanish) are beneficial but not required

Schedule/Requirements:

Approved volunteers will be notified as the schedule for Community Partner meetings are determined. Meetings outside of the 9 am to 5 pm work week will be held in the Refugee Resettlement office initially on a monthly basis. Volunteer needs will be emailed once a month and sign-ups will be first come first serve.

All volunteers are required to submit background check forms and complete a program orientation before beginning to volunteer.

Location:

80 Maiden Lane, 14th Floor

New York, NY 10038

How to Apply:

Submit the Google Form application here to join us in piloting this new volunteer program: https://goo.gl/forms/YDOZ4VNFWD99DdF83 

Contact Information: 

Therese McCarry, Volunteer Coordinator

Phone: 212-419-3738

Email: Therese.McCarry@archny.org 

Important: This position requires a separate orientation hosted by Refugee Resettlement.  

If you would like to donate to support us in our work with immigrants and refugees as they seek safety at our southern border and here in New York, please visit this link.

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