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IRC - Karen Org. Vol. Outreach Coord for Burmese Refugee Org
The Karen Organization of San Diego was established in 2009 as a California non-profit organization to meet the needs of ethnic minority groups from Burma who reside in San Diego. Burmese refugees are in need of assistance to learn English and become employed. The AmeriCorps*VISTA member will coordinate the volunteer program and conduct community outreach about KOSD's programs. This is an Intermediary Program of the International Rescue Committee of San Diego. Learn more at
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This listing is currently not accepting applications.

Member Duties : Goal: To bring more volunteers to support programs of Karen Organization of San Diego and to raise awareness about refugees from Burma in San Diego. The purpose of the position is to: -Recruit, manage, and track volunteers -Update website and Facebook with current content. Create marketing materials, database, and workshops related to Job Development Program. -Conduct community outreach through quarterly newsletters, interviews, and meetings. Requirements -BA or degree equivalent -Excellent interpersonal skills -Previous volunteer or internship experiences -Strong interest in refugee issues and strong passion to work for refugees from Burma -Cultural sensitivity and knowledge of refugee communities from Burma -Web skills to manage and update the website -The ability and desire to function in a multicultural workplace and setting
Program Benefits :
Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Living Allowance ,  Health Coverage ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Training ,  Relocation Allowance . 
Terms :
Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Prohibits paid work outside of the sponsoring agency at any time . 
Service Areas :
Education ,  Technology ,  Community Outreach ,  Community and Economic Development . 
Skills :
Teaching/Tutoring ,  General Skills ,  Computers/Technology ,  Community Organization ,  Writing/Editing ,  Interest in refugee issues ,  Leadership ,  Recruitment ,  Education ,  Communications . 
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AmeriCorps VISTA

IRC - Karen Org. Vol. Outreach Coord for Burmese Refugee Org

Program Start/End Date
08/10/2013  -   08/09/2104

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations CALIFORNIA  

Accepting Applications
From  05/20/2013  To  06/30/2013 

Contact Amanda Cochran
5348 University Ave
San Diego   CA   92105
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 46190