National AmeriCorps Grant Funds Positions in Episcopal Church Refugee Program

Through a partnership grant from the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) and funding from the Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR), The Episcopal Church will enlist 10 AmeriCorps positions who will work with Episcopal Migration Ministries in 10 refugee resettlement affiliate organization offices to recruit and manage local volunteers to support refugee resettlement programming.

“The grant is a unique partnership and will support AmeriCorps members in eight states to further the mission of Episcopal Migration Ministries to resettle refugees,” explained Deborah Stein, Director of Episcopal Migration Ministries. “This innovative new program will enlist AmeriCorps members to engage in a year of volunteer development and other capacity-building activities at one of ten Episcopal Migration Ministries' affiliate offices across the United States.”

Among the duties of the AmeriCorps members will be to work in the local resettlement office and reach out to the community in order to expand the number of volunteers serving refugee arrivals, build the volunteer program capacity through improved training and volunteer support, and match volunteer skills to the needs of these new Americans.

For information about the program contact Allison Duvall, Episcopal Migration Ministries Manager of Church Relations and Engagement, aduvall@episcopalchurch.org, 212-716-6027. Applications are now being accepted for the 10 positions. Information and application instructions are available here.