ECDC African Community Center of Denver

Volunteer Systems AmeriCorps VISTA

1 Year

Project Term: 7/09/2019-7/08/2020
Est. Hours: Full Time
Locations: Aurora
Denver
ECDC African Community Center (ACC) is a community-based organization whose mission is to help newcomers to the U.S. rebuild safe, sustainable lives in Denver after fleeing war and persecution. Founded in 2001, ACC provides comprehensive services to over 1,700 newcomers per year. Through your work at ACC, you will be part of an organization that transforms the lives of at-risk populations when they are at their most vulnerable. ACC’s location in the booming Denver metro area will give you access to all that the region has to offer, from a multitude of outdoor recreation opportunities to exciting cultural events and festivals. Whether you prefer to spend your weekends rock climbing, relaxing at parks, snowboarding, walking miles of city trails, visiting museums, attending festivals, or watching professional sporting events or Broadway shows, Denver has what you’re looking for. As our VISTA, you will help us strengthen our volunteer program and even have an opportunity to develop and pilot new programs for volunteers. Your work with benefit newcomers who will be able to take advantage of the opportunities presented by well-trained, highly skilled volunteers. This will be a great opportunity to hone your nonprofit management skills, learn about newcomer populations, and work with a diverse and fascinating staff. You will also have the opportunity to take part in all professional development trainings available to ACC staff. This project will start as soon as we are able to recruit an excellent candidate and continue for one year. We are looking for someone who is flexible, organized, able to demonstrate cross-cultural sensitivity, and excellent in written and verbal communication. Bonus points for experience working with volunteers or at-risk populations and competence in a language other than English! Sound like you? Visit our website: acc-den.org/vista or reach out to Kate for more information (303-399-4500 x362 or kate@acc-den.org).

ECDC African Community Center of Denver (ECDC ACC) was established in 2001 as a program office of the Ethiopian Community Development Council (ECDC). Over its 17-year history, ECDC ACC has served over 6,000 refugees, asylum seekers, special immigrant visa holders, and Cuban parolees.