Volunteers are vital to the success of our office and to many of our clients. We appreciate your interest in working with both us and the refugee community in Seattle. Clients often need one-on-one assistance in order to develop their English skills, work on their resumes, and organize their small businesses. See below for our current volunteer opportunities and how to apply.
HOW TO APPLY:
Check out our available volunteer positions and see which one seems the best fit for you. Before applying, please keep in mind that due to the training and orientation required, we ask that volunteers make a commitment of at least three to six months. Volunteers are usually scheduled for a two to four hour period, one to three days per week. If you are interested in volunteering but have other commitments, consider signing up for one of our Volunteer Group Projects or organizing a basic needs drive!
After reviewing your application, we will set up a short phone interview and conduct a background check. You will then be invited to participate in volunteer orientation where you will receive further training from your department, set your work schedule and get oriented to the office.
Thank you for your interest in volunteering with us!
English Class (ESL) Tutor
Work in a classroom setting and assist students in completing assignments and practicing English conversation skills. Volunteers will work one-on-one with students that need extra help learning to read, write and speak English. Classes are held Monday through Thursday, 9:30 – 12:30 at our Seattle and Kent offices. 3-month minimum commitment, 1 to 4 days per week / 2 to 8 hours per week.
KENT: 4 openings at Kent location.
Employment & Job Development
Work one on one with refugees to help them find jobs. You will help search for jobs online, complete applications, and develop and edit resumes. In the process you will help refugees build computer proficiency and learn about workplace culture. Volunteers are needed Monday – Thursday, 10 am to 2:30 pm. 3-month minimum commitment, 2 to 12 hours per week.
Resettlement Caseworker Assistant
Resettlement or social service assistants will assist case managers with the day to day activities at the office (such as making files, office organization and clean up), as well as directly impacting the lives of refugees that come through our resettlement program. These activities will include: apartment set-up, gathering household supplies, applying for social services, school enrollment etc. Volunteers are needed Monday – Friday, 10am to 5pm. 3-month minimum commitment, 2 to 12 hours per week.
SEATTLE: 4 openings in Seattle. Looking for people to help with donations, setting up apartments, organizing community drives, organizing resettlement materials and more.
KENT: 1 opening in Kent. Looking for a female to practice English and work with a Pashto speaking family at their home in Kitts Corner area through the summer.