Homestay Coordinator

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Position description: 

The role of the Homestay Coordinator involves locating, selecting and orienting host families before the arrival of the client, and monitoring homestay placements during client’s stay. The Homestay Coordinator will work with the Volunteer Coordinator to ensure consistent high quality of service in delivering homestay experiences. 


Recruitment, selection and orientation of host families in the community for Homestay.
Screen new homestay applications.
Screen potential homestay providers on the phone.
Meet potential homestay provider in their house and take photos of the space.
Develop homestay training guide with assistance from the Volunteer Coordinator.
Attend homestay training presentations with assistance from the Volunteer Coordinator.
Act as point of contact for homestay families.
Provide advice and referrals when necessary.


Volunteer Requirements

Consent to a Criminal Record Check
Knowledge of English

Preferred Skills

Experience providing homestay experiences to newcomers
Excellent organizational skills
Ability to work independently and solve problems
Ability to remain calm in crisis situations
Strong problem solving skills
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Ability to be diplomatic

Volunteer skills: 
Role is suitable for: 
English as a second language (ESL)
Additional Information: 


A fun working environment.
Learning opportunities and ongoing training.
Reference letter after completion of 50 hours (13 weeks).

How to apply: 
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Cause Tags: 
Capacity Building
Community Development & Housing
Immigrant Services
The purpose of IRS-BC is to assist and support refugee claimants in meeting their immediate needs and in adapting to their new home.
Position type:
Number of volunteers required:
Position start/end date:
16 Jan 2017
Time Committment:
5 Hours Per Week
Time of day:
Daytime, Evening, Weekdays, Weekend
Work location:
Inland Refugee Society of BC
2610 Victoria Drive
Vancouver, BC V5N 4L2