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*MTCC International Rescue Committee VISTA
The International Rescue Committee (IRC) helps people affected by humanitarian crises to survive, recover and rebuild their lives. This project will seek to strengthen existing relationships with partners in the community and establish new ones, which will grow the community investment and buy-in into this project and potentially open doors to new opportunities, ideas and programs. Specifically, this project will support existing efforts by refining and expanding two crucial volunteer programs that have suffered due to the COVID19 pandemic as well as expand the International Rescue Committee’s financial and technology literacy programs. Digital and financial literacy skills are a foundational skill that newly arrived refugees in Missoula need to start developing as quickly as possible. This VISTA project seeks to build a toolkit and volunteer force that will help newly arrived refugee families in Missoula to development digital and financial literacy skills. This tool kits and volunteer efforts will target both school aged youth and adults that will set the stage for academic success in refugee youth and increase access to college. Montana Campus Compact (MTCC) serves as the intermediary for this project. MTCC is a CEO-led coalition of colleges and universities that support civic engagement, service learning, and volunteerism across the state. Every year we place cohorts of full-time, part-time, and summer AmeriCorps members with schools, colleges, nonprofits, and government agencies in Montana. The AmeriCorps projects we facilitate increase educational equity, break down barriers between higher education and community organizations, and address the root causes of poverty in communities across the state.
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Member Duties : The VISTA will support building financial literacy in refugee families by creating informational and instructional materials in client language covering different topics, recruit and train volunteers, and establish and strengthen partnerships. The VISTA will also create materials in clients' languages to increase their knowledge of digital literacy. Lastly, the VISTA will create relationships and partnerships with community organizations, local schools, and post-secondary education institutions to produce informational materials to guide refugees through the education system.
Program Benefits : Living Allowance ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Health Coverage* ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Training ,  Relocation Allowance . 
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Terms :
Car recommended ,  Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours . 
Service Areas :
Education . 
Skills :
Communications ,  Education ,  Writing/Editing ,  Team Work ,  General Skills . 
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*MTCC International Rescue Committee VISTA

Program Start/End Date
08/15/2022  -   08/14/2023

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations MONTANA  

Accepting Applications
From  05/31/2022  To  08/31/2022 

Contact Callye FOSTER
32 Campus Dr
Missoula   MT   59812

Listing ID 112667