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Undocumented Youth - Volunteer Coordinator
The Legalization Empowerment and Assistance Program for Students (LEAPS) provides free immigration legal services to undocumented students whose paths to opportunity are blocked by their lack of valid immigration status. The LEAPS program offers a comprehensive case assessment to determine what, if any, immigration processes are within reach. For students with actionable cases, we offer our government-accredited immigration services free of charge and work with our donor community to help families afford the government filing fees for these processes. The program is in its second year and our next set of challenges centers on building the trust of the immigrant community to engage with the sensitive subject of immigration status. We are also building our presence in the larger community and partnering with other programs providing ESL instruction and rural services for survivors of domestic violence. Catholic Charities of Northern Nevada (CCNN) has been serving the region since 1941 and has grown to operate nine social-services programs serving individuals of all faiths. From hot meals and a food pantry to case management and affordable childcare, CCNN is proud to offer St. Vincent's programs to ease the pain of poverty. Most CCNN clients come from Reno and Sparks, whose reputations in the popular culture mask the pleasures of living here. Businesses held over from prior eras are being renovated into hip restaurants, lounges, and boutiques that add an urban flare historically provided only by casino entertainment. Recent additions include the Knitting Factory music venue and the stadium of the Reno Aces minor-league baseball team, both of which have become focal points in a reenergized downtown scene. Outdoorsy types relish a wealth of recreation opportunities including nearby Lake Tahoe, world-class skiing, and abundant cycling and running trails that dovetail with an increasingly pedestrian- and bicycle-friendly community.
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Member Duties : The Volunteer Coordinator will help LEAPS continue to build its volunteer base by recruiting and training community volunteers to serve in the LEAPS program. Volunteer duties will include interviewing potential LEAPS beneficiaries to identify possible paths to legal immigration status, performing immigration casework, and helping the program operate more efficiently. Although the Volunteer Coordinator will not provide final authority on complex legal questions, this person will be intensively trained in immigration law and regulations so as to provide the most accurate response possible to many questions as they arise. The Volunteer Coordinator will rely on agency staff for answers to novel questions. All VISTAs collaborate on projects of mutual interest and other undertakings as assigned.
Program Benefits :
Health Coverage ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Living Allowance ,  Training ,  Childcare assistance if eligible . 
Terms :
Service Areas :
Community and Economic Development ,  Community Outreach ,  Education ,  Children/Youth . 
Skills :
Teaching/Tutoring ,  Recruitment . 
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Undocumented Youth - Volunteer Coordinator

Program Start/End Date
06/12/2014  -   06/11/2015

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
Some College

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations NEVADA  


Accepting Applications
From  04/08/2014  To  06/01/2014 

Contact Kyle Edgerton
500 E 4th St
Reno   NV   89512
7753227073 x243
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 46253