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Refugee Resettlement Volunteers: Healthcare

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Danbury Area Refugee Assistance Inc. (DARA)

Volunteers

PLEASE DO NOT CLICK ORANGE THE "I WANT TO HELP" BUTTON! Instead, the first step for prospective volunteers is to complete DARA's Volunteer Application, which you can find at https://www.daract.org/get-involved. PLEASE DO NOT CLICK ORANGE THE "I WANT TO HELP" BUTTON.

Healthcare Team volunteers assist refugee family members in managing all aspects of their healthcare. Task include:
Prior to a family’s arrival:

  • Identify primary care medical, dental, and mental health providers who accept HUSKY insurance*
Immediately after a family's arrival:
  • Assist in setting up initial Refugee Health Assessment appointments in New Haven*
  • Ensure that a family understands and signs all healthcare-related forms at all providers' offices
  • Contact healthcare providers to establish refugees as patients and schedule initial and follow-up appointments*
  • Communicate with family members about their specific healthcare and mental health needs, their appointments, and how HUSKY works
  • Arrange for prescriptions, if needed, before Husky cards arrive*
During the initial resettlement phase:
  • Liaise with the Education Team regarding necessary health forms for school registration*
  • Maintain a family’s Teamup calendar for their healthcare appointments*
  • Keep up-to-date documents of a family's medical information for volunteers who attend appointments with family members*
  • Liaise with the Translation and Transportation Coordinators to schedule interpreters and drivers for appointments*
  • Advocate for a family with providers and HUSKY insurance as needed*
  • Educate a family regarding the healthcare-related knowledge and skills they will need to become independent
*This task can be accomplished behind the scenes

The first step for prospective volunteers is to complete DARA's Volunteer Application, which you can find at https://www.daract.org/get-involved. We look forward to receiving your application, and thank you!

DARA's COVID-19 Policy
The health and safety of DARA's volunteers, clients, and community is our highest priority. DARA follows the guidance of science experts and requires all volunteers and clients to comply with pandemic protocols by social distancing, wearing masks, proper handwashing, and sanitizing high-contact surfaces. We require any volunteer who feels ill for any reason to immediately notify their team leader and avoid in-person volunteer duties until cleared to return. Returning to regular resettlement activities in the future depends on the cooperation of everyone involved in DARA. Thank you for doing your part to help us overcome this pandemic.

DARA is committed to providing an environment that is safe, friendly, nondiscriminatory, and inclusive. DARA welcomes and values everyone regardless of race, color, culture, religion, ability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or economic resources.

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About Danbury Area Refugee Assistance Inc. (DARA)

Location:

PO BOX 1090, REDDING CTR, CT 06875, US

Mission Statement

Danbury Area Refugee Assistance (DARA) is a nonprofit organization that resettles refugee families, providing advocacy and support as they work toward self-sufficiency to become productive members of our community.

Description

DARA works in the Greater Danbury, Connecticut area to resettle refugee families in our community. In partnership with IRIS (Integrated Refugee & Immigrant Services), DARA cosponsors and assists refugee families while they acclimate to a new life in America.

This commitment is DARA's way of investing in the health, safety and well-being of people who have endured violence, intolerance, and upheaval the likes of which most of us will never experience.

Immigrants & Refugees

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

variousDanbury, CT 06810

SKILLS

  • Advocacy
  • Program Management
  • Case Work / Management
  • Healthcare
  • Social Work

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • weekdays especially, and flexible
  • Volunteers should be reliable, organized, flexible, patient, culturally sensitive, compassionate, and able to maintain personal boundaries.

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