Grant and Partnerships Coordinator Volunteer Position (REMOTE)
REFUGEE HEALTH ALLIANCE
As thousands of migrants are piling up along the Tijuana border in the hopes of finding refuge from violent persecution and dire conditions in their hometowns, the need to help support this population has mushroomed. The situation has become even more grave as a result of the COVID19 pandemic with greater health concerns and related poverty. The Refugee Health Alliance is looking for dedicated health justice advocates with excellent writing skills to become Grants and Partnerships Coordinators to meet this need! These coordinators will help apply for grants, fundraise for our work in Tijuana, and network/collaborate with organizations in the US and Tijuana. Previous grant writing experience is preferred, but not required.
Note, you do not have to speak Spanish or travel for this position.
Please email a sample of your writing (either with a previous grant application or another persuasive essay / writing piece) along with a cover letter/email and a resume to firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have any questions, please feel free to email us as well.
- Look for and apply to grants that align with our mission
- Organize grants and fundraising information
- Network and collaborate with other organizations both in the US and Tijuana
- Create and send out monthly newsletter to individuals on our e-list
- Attend weekly meetings
- Self-directed and able to take initiative
- Excellent writing skills
- Dedicated and motivated to make a difference
- Passionate about RHA’s mission and committed to serving displaced and migrant communities
- Acceptance and understanding of trauma-informed care, IVDU (Intravenus Drug Use), harm-reduction, HIV+, sex workers, homeless, LGBTQ+, migrant communities, deportees, etc.
- Gain experience in how nonprofits work and how to support grassroots efforts
- Receive career and networking support and guidance for applying to subsequent positions, or graduate or medical training
- Contribute to a deserving, disenfranchised population by helping with funding to meet basic health and food needs
No additional volunteer opportunities at this time.
About REFUGEE HEALTH ALLIANCE
8861 VILLA LA JOLLA DRIVE 12062, LA JOLLA, CA 92037, US
We seek to provide services to vulnerable, marginalized and displaced/deported families, children, pregnant women and LGBTQ refugees and asylum seekers fleeing structural and non-structural violence. We aim to empower affected individuals and provide ethical, culturally competent, holistic and trauma informed care and resources to our patients. We are a dynamic network of volunteers, interprofessional clinicians, undergraduate/graduate students, and advocates from around the world to promote the well-being of under-resourced populations. We also promote discussion of the public health implications of such a large population of displaced individuals through research, advocacy, and educational initiatives.
The Refugee Health Alliance has been providing the majority of medical care and basic needs for asylum-seekers and other vulnerable populations at the US-Mexico border in Tijuana since 2018 (e.g., 700 migrants a month). Our work has been recognized by accolades and awards from organizations like Al Otro Lado. We have 2 weekday clinics in Tijuana, provide remote services, and visit migrant shelters on the weekends. We provide a variety of ongoing, trauma-informed services including medical, midwivery, mental health, dentistry, acupuncture, naturopathic medical, and gender affirmation and LGBTQ services. When we can meet a need ourselves, we provide acute care and medical legal assistance and referrals. We also work to address the social determinants of health by distributing food and donations, and building Tijuana’s first ever clean public drinking fountain.
For additional volunteer opportunities see: https://www.refugeehealthalliance.org/volunteer