Refugee Response Initiative

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Service Area
Twin Cities Metro

All members serving with RRI will be paid the equivalent of $15 per hour as well as an education award of up to $2,000.

Time Commitment
Flexible shifts between 8am – 10pm
March – June, 2022

Deadline to Apply
February 9, 2022

Serve Afghan refugees in Minnesota.

ServeMinnesota is searching for applicants to its newest AmeriCorps initiative – the Refugee Response Initiative (RRI), which was created in partnership with Minnesota’s Department of Human Services. As an AmeriCorps member with the Refugee Response Initiative, you’ll support Afghan refugees who have recently arrived in Minnesota. You’ll be able to serve as either a Resettlement Navigator or a Youth Services Navigator. Resettlement Navigators will support housing placement, community orientation, and case management for adults and families, while Youth Services Navigators will engage youth ages 0-18 in fun, educational activities.

Refugee Response Initiative AmeriCorps members will begin serving in March and will continue serving until June. Full-time and part-time opportunities are available, and customizable shifts are available between 8am – 10pm. If you serve with the Refugee Response Initiative, you will receive a living stipend, health benefits (for full-time members), and an education award that can be used for tuition or student loan repayment. All AmeriCorps members serving with the Refugee Response Initiative will be paid a fixed living allowance that amounts to the equivalent of approximately $15 per hour. 

If you’re not interested in serving as a member, there are still opportunities to help, including offering a ride, housing, childcare, or other mutual aid. Please explore these opportunities with the Minnesota Department of Human Services or the Council on Asian Pacific Minnesotans. If you’re interested in serving as an AmeriCorps member with the Refugee Response Initiative, New call-to-action . This is a unique opportunity and the deadline to apply is February 9, 2022.

Read the press release about this new initiative.

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