The Viet-CARE team is looking for bilingual Vietnamese/English volunteers to help our communities' older adult population know that they are thought of, supported, and loved through wellness calls to impacted residents in Orange County, California. Gain mental health support experience serving alongside dedicated, community-focused volunteers.
COVID-19 and the restrictions that has emerged to keep our vulnerable communities safe has also increased isolation among our most vulnerable community members, many of whom are monolingual and immigrant community members. As a response to the need for socioemotional support, Viet-CARE's Senior Wellness Program (SWP) aims to provide weekly wellness calls to promote community healing and a platform for our older adults to be heard. We are recruiting volunteers to help with these weekly calls
Interested volunteers with a mental health, public health, or psychology background are encouraged to apply. We invite fluent Vietnamese-speakers and confident conversational Vietnamese-speakers who want to learn more about the one of the largest Vietnamese communities outside of Vietnam, practice Vietnamese skills, and serve our most vulnerable.
Viet-CARE is a grassroots non-profit that aims to improve the social-emotional well-being of our communities through meaningful, ethical, and culturally-sensitive education and support. We collaborate with Viet-C.A.R.E partners who provide services to Vietnamese community members with mental illnesses; we educate and empower communities, families of individuals with mental illnesses, and mental health service providers by providing knowledge, tools, and collaborative partnerships to enhance their ability to support and promote the recovery of community members with mental illnesses; we support the use of evidence-based practices, and promote the development of promising and innovative mental health treatment services for Vietnamese community members who face mental health challenges; we advocate for policies and programs that support and promote the recovery of Vietnamese community members with mental illness and their families.
Viet-CARE was founded in Orange County, California by Paul Hoang, a licensed clinical social worker-whose years of missionary experiences and growing passion to better serve people with mental illnesses, especially among the Vietnamese communities-led him to reach out and share his dreams to whoever was willing to listen. Viet-CARE began on July 2008 when Paul Hoang convened a meeting among Vietnamese mental health professionals (psychologists, clinical social workers, marriage and family therapists, rehabilitation specialists, and other professionals) with a passion to help individuals suffering from mental illnesses to address the mental health needs of the Vietnamese community.
Since then, Viet-CARE has been able to leverage community resources to provide meaningful mental health education and support for our communities here in Orange County and beyond entirely through volunteerism. All of our services focus on the improving the social-emotional well-being of our communities by informing consumers, caregivers, health/mental health professionals, and policymakers through compassion, empowerment, and collaboration.
Health & Medicine
We'll work with your schedule.
This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.
January 12, 2021
Counseling / Mental Health
Must be at least 18
Orientation or Training
At least 1.5 hours to 2 hours per week (each call is ~30-45 minutes)