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Family Mentorship & Women’s Empowerment VISTA

Women's Refugee Care (WRC) assists and advocates for gender equality by educating and empowering girls and women, particularly those most vulnerable, to participate more fully in their social and economic life of their communities. We focus on women and children because they are the most vulnerable in their own culture and in the resettlement process. WRC promotes the development of economic livelihood initiatives. WRC strives to see every refugee child receive an education. One way this is done is by acting as a liaison between the Department of Education and refugee families to bridge the gap between parents and the school system. WRC promotes cross-cultural understanding and preservation of their own culture through our own Youth Dance Group. WRC promotes the rights of refugees through advocacy and awareness. WRC facilitates mentoring relationships between some refugee families and families already living in Rhode Island to create long-lasting support networks in local communities.


Member Duties:

  • The VISTA member will be responsible for overseeing and recruiting new volunteers for the Family Mentorship Program and Women’s Empowerment Group.

  • The VISTA Member will develop programs, events, handbooks, and resource guides that support the Family Mentorship Program and Women’s Empowerment Group.

  • The VISTA Member will institute a data-collection system that will allow Women’s Refugee Care to evaluate its performance.


Program Benefits:

  • Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend

  • Childcare assistance if eligible

  • Living Allowance

  • Health Coverage*


*For details about AmeriCorps VISTA healthcare benefits, please visit http://www.vistacampus.gov/healthcare

 

Terms:

  • Car recommended

 
Service Areas:

Children/Youth, Health, Education, Community Outreach, Hunger, Community and Economic Development, Housing 
 
Skills:

Public Speaking, Computers/Technology, Communications, General Skills, Recruitment, Community Organization

English, French, and Swahili preferred

 

Summary:

Program: Americorps VISTA Program

Start date: 6/6/2022

End date: 6/5/2023 

Schedule: Full Time

Education Level: High School Diploma/ GED

Age minimum: 18

Application Period: 04/11/2022 - 05/11/2022 

 

To apply:

Please send a CV and Cover Letter to

Aline Nzigire Binyungu
abinyungu@womensrefugeecare.org

OR apply through the AmeriCorps website here.