Refugee Resettlement Volunteer - Family Finances/Social Services


Cause Areas

When

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

Where

variousDanbury, CT 06810

About

Volunteers assist refugee families in every aspect of household finances and registering and using social services. Tasks may include:


  • Aiding a family in setting up bank accounts, arranging direct deposit information, and other aspects of personal banking (online management, etc.)

  • Teaching family members about how bills are paid (rent, utilities, etc.)

  • Assisting a family with their household budget

  • Accompanying a family to the Social Security office to obtain Social Security cards

  • Accompanying a family to the Department of Social Services to sign up for eligible benefit programs (healthcare, SNAP, cash assistance, etc.)

  • Aiding a family in applying for programs such as heating and other social services assistance

  • Assisting a family in obtaining ID cards (DMV)

  • Investigating other social service resources


Feel free to contact DARA’s Volunteer Coordinator at volunteers@daract.org with any questions you may have.

Skills

  • Financial Planning
  • Budgeting
  • Organization
  • People Skills
  • Problem Solving
  • Case Work / Management

Good Match For

People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Orientation or Training
  • flexible
  • volunteers should be reliable, organized and culturally sensitive.

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