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ORGANIZATION: Bilingual International Assistant Services

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Artists, crafters, wellness instructors, musicians/singers needed to help with hands on projects, physical activities (e.g. chair yoga, tai chi, etc.), music programs at our Macklind international Senior Center. Although many of our seniors only speak/understand marginal English, our staff is there to interpret. We need volunteers during weekday hours, either mid/late morning or early afternoon. This can be a one time or occasional commitment, or weekly, bi-weekly or monthly. We are flexible and have a modest budget if special supplies need to be purchased. English language instructors are also needed to develop and lead simple group learning activities. Our center is located near the corner of Macklind and Manchester, near the Science Center. We require some background checks for most senior center volunteers.

1 Shift

  • 09:30 AM to 01:30 PM
    Flexible time but weekday, morning/early afternoon
  • NONE OF THESE TIMES WORK FOR ME, BUT I CAN STILL HELP
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About Bilingual International Assistant Services

Location:

1329 Macklind Ave., St. Louis, MO 63110, US

Mission Statement

Our mission is to ensure equal access to healthcare, mental health, and social services for all, regardless of national origin or language ability, through the advocacy, education, and direct multilingual services that we provide.

Description

Bilingual International Assistant Services is a not-for-profit 501 (C) (3) organization established in May, 2002 by stateless refugee women. Bilingual International was founded as a response to the unmet needs of foreign-born seniors who had limited ability in the English language, were unable to navigate the intricate system of care, and often voiced fear over their future and livelihood.

In 2005, the agency began serving US-born older adults, who, despite knowledge of English, lacked knowledge of the system of care and resources. Poverty stricken, isolated seniors who were also home bound and frail sought our services to help them improve their living situations, overcome anxieties, and increase their ability to maintain community living.

In 2016, Bilingual International welcomed two long-time partner agencies: the Center for Survivors of Torture and War Trauma and the Places for People Faith Team. These recent additions have enhanced the agency’s service portfolio - especially to refugees and survivors of state-sanctioned torture.

Free of negative bias, we advocate for and encourage legislation that promotes statewide accessible, appropriate health and social services for under-served individuals and populations. Through our services and proven track record, we not only live our mission - we go beyond expectations to help our elderly and foreign-born communities.

CAUSE AREAS

Arts & Culture
Immigrants & Refugees
Seniors
Arts & Culture, Immigrants & Refugees, Seniors

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.
This opportunity has 1 shift

WHERE

2740 ArsenalSt. Louis, MO 63118

(38.59974,-90.22807)
 

SKILLS

  • Dance
  • Drawing
  • Crocheting
  • Knitting
  • Sewing
  • Singing

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • 1-2 hours- one time, occasionally, weekly, bi-weekly, monthly- flexible but msut be during weekday morning or early afternoon hours.
  • Produce COVID vaccination card photo; masking as feasible; patience with limited English speakers, reliable; pay $14 fee to process background check; ongoing volunteers need to acquire criminal background report from police department.

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