Asian Counseling and Referral Service, a non-profit organization, promotes social justice and the well-being and empowerment of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders and other underserved communities - including immigrants, refugees, and American-bor... Read more
Asian Counseling and Referral Service, a non-profit organization, promotes social justice and the well-being and empowerment of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders and other underserved communities - including immigrants, refugees, and American-born - by developing, providing and advocating for innovative, effective and efficient community-based multilingual and multicultural services.
Asian Counseling and Referral Service (ACRS) is a nationally recognized nonprofit organization offering a broad array of human services and behavioral health programs to Asian Pacific Americans in King County. ACRS is the largest multiservice organization serving all the different Asian Pacific American communities - immigrants, refugees and American born - in the Pacific Northwest.
I volunteer there as an ESL and Digital Literacy Tutor on Mondays and Wednesdays.
1) The staff are super chill and flexible with your volunteer hours. If you are tutoring, you'll most likely encounter senior citizens who will soon become like your second grandparents to you.
2)Friendly environment, everyone is helpful and open to different cultures. There are mainly Asian patients and students there but I have had encountered students who are also immigrants from Africa as well.
3)They have a caf? in there and if you're a volunteer or staff you get discounts at the caf?.
4) If you volunteer with the Club Bamboo activity and meal program for API older adults you get lunch provided.
1) Parking. Parking in front of the ACRS building are only for patients and students. The back parking and garage are for staff with permits. I usually park in the neighborhood and have to take a 5-10 minute hike.
Overall, great place with rewarding experience!