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Cause Areas

When

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

Where

1303 San Jacinto Street, 9th FloorHouston, TX 77002


About

Need and Position Description

Human Rights First's Refugee Representation team seeks a volunteer in its Houston, Texas office to assist with a short-term data entry project (approximately 40 hours' worth of work). This position requires someone with excellent organizational and communication skills, as well as a familiarity with basic database maintenance. Additionally, knowledge of local social service agencies is a plus.

Background

The Refugee Representation team works to provide indigent asylum seekers with quality legal representation in their asylum cases. As Human Rights First clients wade through the protracted asylum process, they are most often without financial resources to provide for themselves and usually live in quite tenuous circumstances. Since Human Rights First is not a wrap-around service, we attempt to connect our clients with more comprehensive community service agencies that can more fully cater to their immediate (e.g., shelter, medical, food) and on-going needs.

Community service agencies often have requirements that those seeking assistance must meet in order to receive assistance, and these vary from place to place. Since our clients live in many different parts of the Houston Metro area and often lack reliable transportation, we make every attempt to seek out services in their immediate area so they can 1) more easily access the service organization and 2) meet the eligibility requirements that are usually zip code contingent.

We seek a volunteer to assist with data entry in order to compile a usable list of these local referral agencies.

How to Apply

Please email a cover letter and your resume to Kristen Wazlaw at txprobono@humanrightsfirst.org.

Skills

  • Internet Research
  • Administrative Support
  • Database Administration
  • Basic Computer Skills
  • PC Platform
  • Data Entry

Good Match For

N/A

Requirements & Commitment

  • Orientation or Training
  • Short-term project, likely 40+ hours total.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel). Familiarity with social service agencies a plus.
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