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Blog Post: Leveraging Volunteers Remotely during COVID-19 to Support Ongoing Economic Integration

Author(s): Switchboard
Date: March 19, 2021
Topic(s): Employment, Organizational Development
Subtopic(s): Volunteer Management
With the economic and health crises that came with COVID-19, many service providers were forced to shift priorities with clients. To ensure we did not lose sight of our long-term integration work with clients, we utilized the greater community, including volunteers, to support clients with professional development, professional networking, and complex financial systems navigation. This post provides ideas for leveraging volunteers remotely to support ongoing economic integration for refugees and asylees.

Tool or Template: Program Maturity Self-Assessments

Author(s): International Rescue Committee (IRC)
Date: December 16, 2019
Topic(s): Case Management, Community Engagement, Employment, Financial Capabilities, Organizational Development
Subtopic(s): Career Advancement, Entrepreneurship, Interpretation, Volunteer Management
These self-assessment tools, developed by the International Rescue Committee, are designed to help refugee service providers, both front line staff and program managers, to identify the current stage of their service delivery and the key components of successful refugee service provision in a variety of areas. Included are assessments for the provision of: Case management …

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Blog Post: Understanding and Benefiting from Corporate Volunteering

Author(s): Higher
Date: September 20, 2018
Topic(s): Employment, Financial Capabilities, Organizational Development
Subtopic(s): Job Readiness, Volunteer Management
This blog post was written by Higher Employment Services Technical Assistance and is included as an archived post on the Switchboard blog. Volunteers are an extremely useful resource to expand support services for refugees. They bring insight to U.S. culture and systems, access to networks for early employment opportunities and career advancement, and time and …

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Tip Sheet: Harnessing Volunteer Energy to Support and Welcome Refugees in Your Community

Author(s): Welcoming America
Date: September 13, 2018
Topic(s): Community Engagement, Organizational Development
Subtopic(s): Volunteer Management
Download this resource for guidance on engaging, supporting, and managing volunteers to help welcome refugees in your community. It includes tips on volunteer outreach, designing options for volunteer engagement, volunteer onboarding, and keeping volunteers energized. This toolkit also shares field spotlights from a number of refugee-serving organizations that are successfully utilizing volunteers in new and …

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Blog Post: Targeted Volunteer Recruitment for Employment Programs

Author(s): Higher
Date: August 20, 2017
Topic(s): Employment, Organizational Development
Subtopic(s): Volunteer Management
This blog post was written by Higher Employment Services Technical Assistance and is included as an archived post on the Switchboard blog. Phones ringing constantly? Volunteer applications piling up? Many offices have seen a massive increase in the number of people reaching out to volunteer. But is your agency able to find the right volunteers …

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Blog Post: A Few Ways to Engage Volunteers in your Employment Program

Author(s): Higher
Date: August 2, 2017
Topic(s): Employment, Organizational Development
Subtopic(s): Volunteer Management
This blog post was written by Higher Employment Services Technical Assistance and is included as an archived post on the Switchboard blog. Though it can be time consuming to bring on volunteers, when volunteers are involved in the resettlement process they can become powerful community advocates on behalf of refugees. Here are a few specific …

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Video: Refugee Volunteer Recruitment Video

Author(s): Welcoming America
Date: December 1, 2015
Topic(s): Community Engagement, Organizational Development
Subtopic(s): Volunteer Management
This video is a tool that you can use to recruit and energize volunteers for your organization. Through interviews with volunteers, the video establishes the importance of welcoming refugees and discusses all of the benefits that volunteers receive from giving their time to an organization that serves refugees.

Tip Sheet: Finding Skilled Volunteers

Author(s): Project SOAR
Date: March 4, 2011
Topic(s): Organizational Development
Subtopic(s): Volunteer Management
This tip sheet provides suggestions for identifying skilled volunteers to support your programs.

Guide: Volunteer Management Handbook for Refugee-Led Organizations

Author(s): Project SOAR
Date: April 3, 2009
Topic(s): Organizational Development
Subtopic(s): Volunteer Management
This comprehensive handbook provides guidance on volunteer management to refugee-led organizations, including ethnic community based-organizations (ECBOs).

Tool or Template: Sample Refugee Services Volunteer Application

Author(s): Project SOAR
Date: January 30, 2008
Topic(s): Organizational Development
Subtopic(s): Volunteer Management
This template can be adapted into a volunteer application form for your organization.