Spanish Speaking Workshop Volunteer


(37.303925,-121.93122)
 

Cause Areas

When

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

Where

1210 S. Bascom Ave, Suite 227San Jose, CA 95128

About

ABOUT THE IRC:

Founded in 1933, the International Rescue Committee is a leading non-sectarian non-profit organization providing emergency relief, protection, rehabilitation assistance, resettlement services, and advocacy for refugees and victims of oppression or violent conflict. The IRC responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people to survive and rebuild their lives. At work in over 40 countries and 28 U.S. cities to restore safety, dignity and hope, the IRC leads the way from harm to home. Domestically, our 28 offices across the U.S. work with refugees to help them gain self-sufficiency, and ensure new arrivals have food, shelter, and clothing.

IRC SAN JOSE:

As one of the IRC’s 26 domestic offices, the San Jose office serves refugees, asylees, special immigrants from Iraq and Afghanistan, and victims of human trafficking in Santa Clara County. Since opening in 1975, the San Jose office has resettled over 20,000 refugees, who in turn have helped to build a stronger community. A committed staff of professionals and volunteers provide essential case management and immigration services to immigrant families, providing them with the resources and tools to rebuild their lives with safety and dignity.

SCOPE OF VOLUNTEER WORK:

Workshop Volunteers directly assist clients with the processing and filing of applications for citizenship at IRC's free naturalization workshops.

This position reports to the Community Outreach Specialist.

COMMITMENT:

For workshop volunteers, the hours are flexible and no minimum weekly hours are required during business hours. Many workshops are conducted on weekday evenings and weekends. Volunteers must have a driver's license.

ESSENTIAL POSITION FUNCTIONS:

  • Set-up and conduct intake with clients at citizenship workshops
  • Prepare and complete naturalization applications on behalf of refugees, asylees, and immigrants for submission to the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS)
  • Assist immigration staff with contacting Vietnamese-speaking clients
  • Translate documents & outreach materials

REQUIREMENTS:

We require that candidates have the following qualities:

  • Fluency in Spanish
  • Solidly reliable with strong attention to timeliness
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Possess a great attention to detail
  • Have a strong sense of personal initiative and be able to work independently
  • An interest in international and refugee issues
  • Computer literacy with PC systems
  • Minimum of 2 years of completed undergraduate experience

APPLY:

Please email your resume and cover letter in a single PDF file to kayla.ladd@rescue.org. Please tailor your cover letter to the position to which you are applying and include the following:

  1. Time availability, i.e. times and days during the week that you are available
  2. Immediate interview availability
  3. Language skills

Skills

  • Organization
  • People Skills
  • Verbal / Written Communication
  • Critical Thinking
  • Spanish
  • Community Outreach

Good Match For

N/A

Requirements & Commitment

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Flexible.
  • Driver's license required.

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