Cause Areas

When

It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.

Where

2400 Moorpark AveSuite 300San Jose, CA 95128

For more information, visit dv.aaci.org

About

Asian Women’s Home, the domestic violence and human trafficking program of Asian Americans for Community Involvement (AACI), is in need of volunteers who are able to speak Japanese. Reading and writing is 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.

Skills

  • Counseling / Mental Health
  • Crisis Counseling
  • Translation
  • Administrative Support

Good Match For

N/A

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
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