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ORGANIZATION: Helping Link-Mot Dau Noi

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A look inside Helping Link

Since 1993, Helping Link/Một Dấu Nối has helped many Vietnamese integrate into communities through our ESL, computer and citizenship programs, as well as information and referral services. The challenges of moving to a new city or experiencing a new culture are immense, at times even overwhelming. Helping Link is here to pay forward the help many of us received so that families remain intergenerational, connected and united. This source of support and knowledge in a safe environment allowed many of Helping Link’s clients to successfully achieve their goals to improve their English skills, become U.S. citizens and find opportunities to grow and thrive.

We seek caring community members and professionals in search of culturally enriching relationships, passionate about creating space for mutual exchange and engagement to join our Board of Directors.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Be an ambassador for Helping Link/Một Dấu Nối in the community and share its activities in your network, growing relationships between different communities.
  • Provide governing direction in collaboration with the Executive Director to steer Helping Link/Một Dấu Nối’s future and oversee its service to the community, responding to social trends and collaborating in local challenges.
  • Make Helping Link/Một Dấu Nối a philanthropic priority by participating actively in annual fund development initiatives and events.
  • Ensure maintenance of sound financial records, operation within budgetary constraints and compliance with legal and regulatory standards.
  • Provide support and leadership to Helping Link/Một Dấu Nối’s daily activities, participating in teams to shape the events and programs that give life to our mission.

Board members are a key element of our success in serving the community as a nonprofit. We are very grateful for the passionate members who provide leadership, vision, ambassadorship and strong philanthropic support to Helping Link.

Benefits of joining the Board:

  • Know that you make a real difference in the lives of immigrants and refugees building new lives in America.
  • Leadership development opportunities & training.
  • Opportunities to provide direct service and connect with the Little Saigon community.
  • Build expertise in board governance & budgeting.
  • Cultural awareness and education about supporting communities of color, especially the Vietnamese community.
  • Network and build relationships with a broad spectrum of individuals that are connected to Helping Link.
  • Build and share public speaking skills.

Terms and Time Commitments

Members are elected to a 1-year term (renewable for two additional terms). Monthly time investment: 6-8 hours per month:

  • 1 hour to prepare for and attend a Board meeting (10x per year)
  • 3 hours for committee work (per committee)
  • 2-4 hours for particular tasks, meetings, introductions to community leaders, events and fundraising activities, e.g. the annual Board Retreat and recruitment of Annual Gala guests (Hourly commitment varies by month as needed)
For more information about the volunteer application process, visit our website at www.helpinglink.org/volunteer. If you have any questions, email boards@helpinglink.org.

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About Helping Link-Mot Dau Noi


1032 S. Jackson St. Suite C, Seattle, WA 98104, US

Mission Statement

To empower Vietnamese-Americans’ social adjustment, family stability, and self-sufficiency while nurturing community service and youth professional leaders.


Helping Link has been serving the Vietnamese-American immigrant community for twenty-five years. We provide English language, citizenship, and computer education classes for adults and seniors; job-site language training; information and referral services for our most vulnerable; and cultural events for the community. Our programs are offered in a bilingual context and in a supportive, family-friendly atmosphere.

Directly apply on our website here: https://www.helpinglink.org/volunteer-application-form/


Education & Literacy
Immigrants & Refugees
Community, Education & Literacy, Immigrants & Refugees


Tue Mar 05, 2024 - Fri May 31, 2024


P.O. Box 1596Renton, WA 98057



  • Capacity Planning
  • Budgeting
  • Public Relations
  • Fundraising
  • Verbal / Written Communication




  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • 6-8 hrs per month (1-year commitment)
  • Must reside in the Puget Sound region/Western Washington and be over the age of 21.

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