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International Rescue Committee Immigration Coordination AmeriCorps VISTA in Wichita, Kansas

Requisition ID:req11362

Job Title: Immigration Coordination AmeriCorps VISTA

Sector: Immigration & Citizenship

Employment Category: Volunteer

Employment Type: Full-Time

Open to Expatriates: No

Location: Wichita, KS USA

Job Description

The Immigration Coordination Americorps*VISTA will assist in

the growth and sustainability of this program which provides low or no cost

immigration services to low-income clients each year; the member will plan and

coordinate outreach in the community, hire and train immigration volunteers, write

grant proposals and build community partnerships. The VISTA develops resource

materials for clients such as education information and citizenship study

information packets.


• Develop and maintain relationships with a variety of individuals, groups and organizations in the community

• Recruit and train volunteers who want to assist immigrants in applying for citizenship, legal permanent residence and other immigration documents

• Plan, organize and implement monthly citizenship workshops in Wichita, Kansas

• Develop resource materials for those studying for citizenship/naturalization

• Research potential funding opportunities

• Create case notes regarding all services provided to or on

behalf of a client.

• Triage walk-in needs.

AmeriCorps Commitment

This is an AmeriCorps VISTA position. This is a full-time volunteer position which receives a small living allowance over the 12 month commitment. At the end of 12 months, the AmeriCorps member can receive an educational award or a cash payout. For more information about AmeriCorps VISTA positions, please visit: https://www.nationalservice.gov/programs/americorps/americorps-programs/americorps-vista


In-depth training will be provided for interns to understand immigration programming and the various needs of clients

accessing services. A high-level of confidentiality is required when working

with IRC clients.


• Comfortable working with diverse populations and

non-English speakers.

• Previous experience working with vulnerable populations

preferred, but not required.

• Experience working in social work/social services

preferred, but not required.

• Be able to complete and pass a background screening

• Possess personal vehicle and valid driver’s license.

VISTA start dates are scheduled for January 18, 2021 or February 16, 2021