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MUJERES UNIDAS AVANZANDO INC

Volunteer Position: Office Assistant

When: Fall 2019

Where: Mujeres Unidas Avanzando (MUA)

54 Clayton Street

Dorchester, MA 02122

Agency Overview/Mission: At Mujeres Unidas Avanzando (MUA), our mission is to help adults break the barriers that stand in the way of their social and economic growth. Through our programs, MUA serves low-income residents from Dorchester and Boston’s surrounding neighborhoods, the clear majority of whom are Latina, although any woman is welcome to take advantage of our programs and services*. We offer English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) classes; High School Equivalency preparation in Spanish (Hi-SET); computer classes; health workshops and focus groups; HHA and Phlebotomy trainings; Citizenship Preparation; counseling; basic needs referrals and assistance; Family Literacy; one-on-one tutoring provided by volunteers; pull-out sessions for struggling students; and on-site child care for mothers with pre-school aged children participating in MUA’s program. Our day classes run from 9:30-12:00 and 12:30-3:00, and our evening program runs from 5:30-9:00. All services are free.

*Please note that our day program is open to women only, but our evening program is open to women and men.

Duties/Projects: (*Flexible. Volunteer ideas and creativity are encouraged!)

  • Greet current and prospective students as they arrive to MUA.
  • Answer and direct phone calls.
  • Assist students in completing in-take applications and guide them through level-placement tests for ESOL and Hi-SET.
  • Make copies of applications, marketing materials, and other resources.
  • Assist with cleaning, with organizing supplies and materials, and general office maintenance.
  • Help our receptionist and teaching staff with other tasks as needed.

Time Commitment:

  • We ask that volunteers commit to at leastone day per week for the fall semester (September - December).
  • We especially are in need of help in this area in the evenings (5:00-9:00).
  • Specific dates and times will be established with Volunteer Coordinator.
  • If for any reason you cannot make your volunteer shift, please email or call us as soon as possible.

Requirements:

  • Bilingual in English-Spanish.
  • Basic computer and phone skills.
  • Ability to work independently as well as part of a team environment.
  • Organized, dedicated, and responsible.
  • Desire and ability to work with people from diverse, cultural, linguistic, racial, and economic backgrounds.
  • Self-driven and results-oriented, with a focus on high quality service.
  • Open-minded and respectful.

*The following skills are preferred but not required.

  • Additional language skills.
  • Prior experience in an office environment (especially in non-profit sector).

Perks:

  • Accessible via the MBTA and close to UMASS/Boston.
  • An authentic environment to practice language skills.
  • Gain valuable teaching experience.
  • Casual work environment and flexible hours.
  • Participate in special events according to MUA’s calendar, with free food and entertainment!

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About MUJERES UNIDAS AVANZANDO INC

Location:

54 CLAYTON ST, DORCHESTER, MA 02122, US

Mission Statement

At Mujeres Unidas Avanzando (MUA), our mission is to help women to break the barriers that stand in the way of the social and economic growth of women and their families. We strive to offer an educational program that provides low-income girls and women and their families the tools and resources they need to empower themselves, to take control of their lives, and to participate more actively in political, social and economic life in the United States.Through our programs, MUA serves low-income residents from Dorchester and Boston’s surrounding neighborhoods, the clear majority of whom are Latina, although any woman is welcome to take advantage of our programs and services.

Description

We offer English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) classes; High School Equivalency preparation in Spanish (Hi-SET); computer classes; health workshops and focus groups; HHA and Phlebotomy trainings; Citizenship Preparation; counseling; basic needs referrals and assistance; Family Literacy; one-on-one tutoring provided by volunteers; pull-out sessions for struggling students in Pre-ESOL and ESOL; and on-site child care for mothers with pre-school aged children participating in MUA’s program.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, we will also be offering a night program open to women and men, featuring ESOL classes (Tuesday - Thursday) and Hi-SET classes (Monday - Thursday). All services are free.

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

54 Clayton StreetBoston, MA 02122

(42.30242,-71.05602)
 

SKILLS

  • Office Reception
  • Administrative Support
  • Adult Education
  • English
  • Spanish
  • People Skills

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • We ask that volunteers commit to at least one day per week for the fall semester (September – December). We especially are in need of help in this area in the evenings (5:00-9:00). Specific dates and times will be established with Volunteer Coordin

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