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Asian Americans for Community Involvement Domestic Violence Program (Asian Women's Home)

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AACI Asian Women's Home
For more information, visit dv.aaci.org

Asian Women’s Home, the domestic violence program of Asian Americans for Community Involvement (AACI), is in need of volunteers who are able to speak Vietnamese. Reading and writing a plus to support with translation and interpretation. Often the clients we assist have limited knowledge of English, making it difficult for them to fully communicate their needs and have their questions answered.

Major Responsibilities Interpret and translate from one language into English for either written or spoken purposes. Assist staff with interpretation during appointments, hotline, and as needed Translation of written resources from English into another language. Ability to write, edit, and update resource materials to better serve the community. Qualifications Prior experience as an interpreter or translator preferred; not required. Willingness to give time, interest and energy to fulfill goals of the program. Willingness to work in an environment where clients may be in distress. Ability to work both independently and as part of the team. Flexibility and willingness to work on a variety of tasks. Strong interpersonal communication skills.

Time Commitment: A minimum of 4 hours, for 10 hours a month, and on-call as needed. Help is needed mostly during normal business hours of 9am - 6pm.

**Note: Due to the nature of our program, volunteer applicants who are interested in working directly with shelter residents must meet the following requirements: Completion of the California State-mandated 40-hour Domestic Violence Advocacy Training. Pass the Live Scan Fingerprinting Background Check. Submit a TB test result. A strong and vibrant organization consists of community members with unique attributes from various ethnicities, races, gender identities, sexual orientations, socioeconomic backgrounds, immigration statuses, and abilities.

AACI Asian Women’s Home encourages you, as an integral part of our community to contribute your individual experience. We will work together to support survivors of domestic violence and to end abuse. We accept applications on an on-going basis. For more information, visit dv.aaci.org or please contact dvvolcoordinator@aaci.org or (408) 975-2730 ext. 222.

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About Asian Americans for Community Involvement Domestic Violence Program (Asian Women's Home)

Location:

2400 Moorpark Ave., Suite 300, San Jose, CA 95128, US

Mission Statement

Asian Women's Home, the domestic violence program of Asian Americans for Community Involvement (AACI), provides culturally and linguistically appropriate services to assist women and children in rebuilding violence-free lives for themselves.

In a county where 32% of the population is Asian, and as the only Asian domestic violence shelter-based program in our county, AACI Asian Women’s Home fills an obvious gap in services. We are proud to offer a range of linguistically and culturally sensitive services to victims of domestic violence, and we serve everyone regardless of race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, socioeconomic backgrounds, and immigration status.

All services at AACI Asian Women’s Home are free and confidential, including:

  • A 12-bed emergency shelter
  • 24-hour crisis hotline (408-975-2739)
  • Case management/Safety Planning
  • Peer Counseling/Support Groups
  • Support in 16 languages and dialects (both Asian and non-Asian)
  • Legal, social services, and health advocacy and accompaniment
  • Emergency transportation and bus passes
  • Assistance with relocation, education, and employment, household establishment
  • Empowerment fund: small stipends for apartment safety deposits, legal bills, school fees, and other basic needs
  • Community outreach and education to service providers and immigrant communities

For more information about our domestic violence program, please visit dv.aaci.org. For more information about AACI, please visit aaci.org.

Description

Thank you for considering Asian Americans for Community Involvement Domestic Violence Program for your volunteer efforts. Asian Women's Home, the domestic violence program at AACI provides 24-hour hotline services, emergency shelter for battered women and their children, social service advocacy and referrals, individual peer-counseling, support group, and case management, domestic violence education and outreach to the community, and domestic violence training to organizations and professionals.

For more information about our domestic violence program, please visit dv.aaci.org. For more information about AACI, please visit aaci.org.

Feel free to contact us directly about volunteer opportunities at dvvolcoordinator@aaci.org or (408) 975-2730 ext. 222.

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

2400 Moorpark AveSuite 300San Jose, CA 95128

(37.31578,-121.93707)
 

SKILLS

  • Counseling / Mental Health
  • Crisis Counseling

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 4+ hours a week, 10 hours a month, or as needed

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