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Translation and Interpretation Volunteer - REMOTE anywhere in THE WORLD

Freedom For Immigrants

Flexible times and locations

Freedom for Immigrants (FFI) is devoted to abolishing immigration detention, while ending the isolation of people currently suffering in this profit-driven system. Because of the nature of our work, we provide services to people who speak a multitude of different languages. Immigrants and refugees are often already disempowered in the immigration system because of the language barrier, we want to reduce this by ensuring that we are able to provide program information to all our clients in their preferred language. The Translation and Interpretation Team The Translation and Interpretation Team will be a new team within FFI who will help ensure all our materials are translated to meet the diverse language needs of our clients. In some cases, volunteers may also help with interpretation for support sessions. What Does the Translation and Interpretation Volunteer Do? Volunteers can take on written translation tasks or spoken interpretation tasks, as they prefer. While we do not expect Translation and Interpretation Volunteers to necessarily have qualifications relating to translation or interpretation, they should have a demonstrated strong ability in the languages they wish to translate. Ideally, volunteers will only translate from a second language into their native language, although with time pressures it is possible this will not always be the case. The translation system is a two step process, so weaker translators can work on something first before handing it over to a more experienced translator to correct any minor mistakes. In this way, we hope to be able to support translation and interpretation volunteers to improve their skills. Expectations with regard to time commitment are flexible because we recognize that people will have changing schedules. Tasks will be posted on a first come first served basis so volunteers are able to dip in and out as convenient. For a guide, we hope that volunteers will be able to offer at least 4-6 hours of their time per month. Responsibilities include: Participation in bi-monthly team meetings Translation of written materials including: FFI procedures and policies, training materials, client worksheets Interpretation (by phone or in person) for case management sessions, training sessions etc. Log all volunteer hours This role is perfect for someone who wants to do something proactive to help immigrants and refugees. We are looking for energetic people who are self-motivated, and excited to be a part of ending the immigrant detention system. Volunteer Profile Required: Fluency in English Minimum commitment of 12 months at 4 hours per week Intermediate computing skills: Database, Word, Excel, and others Passionate about justice for refugees, asylum seekers and other immigrants Flexibility Reliability Maturity Ability to work with people from diverse backgrounds Desired: Fluency in a second language (or more...) Degree in Education, International Development, Social Sciences, Communications, ESL, Translation, Interpretation or work experience in these fields. Previous experience of volunteering

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Host and Sponsor for Asylum Seekers - ANYWHERE IN US

Freedom For Immigrants

Flexible times and locations

In order for people to be released from detention, they need to provide an address where they will be living. Especially for asylum seekers who have just arrived in the US and do not yet have community support, housing presents a barrier to leaving detention. The hosting team is comprised of volunteers who offer housing to people so they can leave detention and start a new life. The Community Accompaniment Team The Hosting Team form a part of the Community Accompaniment Team. When people are released from immigrant detention, they often need support to adjust to life on the outside. Often, people are living in a new community, or they may need support to rebuild their life with their families. In order to smooth this transition and give people the best possible chance to live happy, healthy, and productive lives, we have a Community Accompaniment Team offering case management to all clients that we bond out of detention. Each client will be allocated a volunteer village comprised of a host home, Community Accompaniment Volunteers and the Community Accompaniment Coordinator. What Do Hosts Do? Hosts offer a safe and welcoming place for asylum seekers to stay where they can learn English, adjust to American culture and prepare for self sufficiency. Hosts usually provide housing, food and financial support with basic needs. However, if hosts are not able to meet the financial needs of the placement, we can also try and find financial sponsors to support placements. Responsibilities Participation in monthly team meetings/trainings Host asylum seekers in your home Provide meals for your guests and help them cook for themselves alongside your family during their stay with you Begin basic cultural orientation in your home (appliances, cooking, cleaning, etc) Communicate consistently with the Community Accompaniment Coordinator about guests' needs Log all volunteer hours Extra opportunities Continue Cultural Orientation through short outings such as: grocery store(s), bus rides, post office, library, thrift store, downtown or neighborhood sightseeing and/or parks. Assist in providing transportation to medical, Social Security, DSHS, Department of Licensing, and Public Health appointments. Gather supplies from your community on behalf of your guests. Gather/sort basic items for guest’s first apartment. Volunteer Profile Required Willingness to share your home with people of other cultures and religions Pass a Federal Background Check and provide 3 references Complete an induction training with the Community Accompaniment Coordinator Flexibility Reliability Maturity Desired Fluency in a second language (or multiple!) Degree in Education, International Development, Social Sciences, Communications, ESL, or work experience in these fields. Previous experience of volunteering Previous experience supporting refugees, asylum seekers and other immigrants Intermediate computing skills: Database, Word, Excel and others Friendliness & an ability to put people at ease

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Volunteer Vetter - REMOTE, ANYWHERE IN THE US

Freedom For Immigrants

Flexible times and locations

Freedom for Immigrants (FFI) is devoted to abolishing immigration detention, while ending the isolation of people currently suffering in this profit-driven system. The Hosting Team In order for people to be released from detention, they need to provide an address where they will be living. Especially for asylum seekers who have just arrived in the US and do not yet have community support, housing presents a barrier to leaving detention. The hosting team is comprised of volunteers who offer housing to people so they can leave detention and start a new life. The Vetting Team The Vetting Team are responsible for managing the application process for people who are offering to be hosts. The Vetting Team process applications, provide initial phone interviews, engage in training for potential hosts, evaluate references, and make decisions about host placement viability. What Do Vetting Volunteers Do? Vetting Volunteers are responsible for the assessment, training and induction of new hosts. They use the FFI custom made VIANEY Database to record information about applicant progress and work with a team of co-volunteers to process applications for new placements. Responsibilities include: Participate in volunteer recruitment Provide inductions to volunteers Lead monthly team meetings Establish communication channels for vetter workloads Manage database of vetting volunteers Check on volunteer well being Motivate the team Facilitate volunteer feedback so we can improve our work and develop skills Log all volunteer hours This role is perfect for someone with previous experience of volunteering who is looking to learn more about non-profit leadership. We are looking for someone who is energetic, self-motivated, and a self-learner who is excited to be a part of ending the immigrant detention system. Volunteer Profile Required: Commitment of at least 6 months at minimum 4 hours per week Intermediate computing skills: Database, Word, Excel, and others Fluency in English Flexibility Reliable Maturity Ability to work with people from diverse backgrounds 3 references Desired: Degree in Education, International Development, Social Sciences, Communications, etc or experience working in a related field. Previous experience of volunteering Previous experience supporting refugees, asylum seekers and other immigrants Friendliness & an ability to put people at ease Experience in remote working

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Community Accompaniment Volunteer - REMOTE anywhere in US

Freedom For Immigrants

Flexible times and locations

Want to help fight the Trump administration's anti-immigrant agenda while supporting immigrants' rights and helping to end ICE detention? Then you should apply to become a volunteer! When people are released from immigrant detention, they often need support to adjust to life on the outside. Often, people are living in a new community, or they may need support to rebuild their life with their families. In order to smooth this transition and give people the best possible chance to live happy, healthy, and productive lives, we have a Community Accompaniment Team offering case management to all clients that we bond out of detention. What Does the Community Accompaniment Volunteer Do? Each person that we bond out of detention will be allocated a Community Accompaniment Coordinator (CA Coord) who will organize a package of support to meet the client's needs. We call this support package a “volunteer village” who come together to help clients to navigate systems in the US and settle into their new community. Some clients, particularly those applying for asylum, may be housed with in a host home while they wait for work authorization and develop a plan for independent living. Community Accompaniment Volunteers (CA Vols) will be allocated to a specific client's volunteer village. They will participate in support sessions with the client to help identify their needs and then help them work towards their goals. Tasks will be varied but include things like teaching basic life-skills, for example how to use the bus, how to open a bank account, how to use email. Clients may also need help in finding resources to find legal representation, engage in community activities, enrolling in ESL and so on. Responsibilities include: - Participation in monthly team meetings - Monthly contact with the person who has been bonded from detention - Case management tasks as identified by the client and coordinated with the volunteer village - Case note recording - Quarterly online training - Log all volunteer hours This role is perfect for someone who wants to do something proactive to help immigrants and refugees. We are looking for energetic people who are self-motivated, and excited to be a part of ending the immigrant detention system. Volunteer Profile Required: - Minimum commitment of 8 hours per month - Intermediate computing skills: Database, Word, Excel, and others. - Pass a federal background check and provide 3 references - Flexibility - Reliability - Maturity - Ability to work with people from diverse backgrounds Desired: - Fluency in a second language (or more...) - Degree in Education, International Development, Social Sciences, Communications, ESL, or work experience in these fields. - Previous experience of volunteering - Previous experience supporting refugees, asylum seekers and other immigrants - Experience working with people who have experienced trauma - Experience working with people held in places of confinement (jails, prisons, etc.) - Friendliness & an ability to put people at ease - Experience in remote working

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Compassionate Volunteers Needed To Teach Classes At Adult Detention Center!

O.A.R. Opportunities, Alternatives & Resources

Flexible times

We need compassionate volunteers to teach and facilitate classes at the Loudoun Adult Detention Center!Opportunities are as follows:*Time Commitment- 3 hrs/wk**We ask that you're able to commit a minimum of 1 year for our teaching and mentorship opportunities*Life Skills:Students explore and discuss budgeting, decision making, mental health, and communication. Class meets once a week for 5 weeks.Fatherhood:Students explore and discuss the role of the father in the family, the challenges of parenting after separation, stages of childhood development, communication, discipline, and more. Class meets once a week for 10 weeks.Anger Management:The class helps students identify the beliefs, triggers, thoughts and feelings in their personal "Cycle of Violence". Students discover practical tools and techniques to break the cycle. Class meets once a week for 7 weeks.Employability Skills:Students focus on workplace communication, preparing job applications, workplace etiquette, practicing interview skills, and a mock interview session. Class meets once a week for 7 weeks.Mentor program:Volunteers mentor inmates before and after their release from the Loudoun jail. Mentoring pairs are matched based on age, interests, and need. 15 month commitment (3 months inside the jail pre-release; 12 months in the community post-release). 2hrs/wk.Training, coaching, and continuing education provided for all volunteers. We want you to grow with us!If interested, please fill out a volunteer application and send it to Jess at jreh@oarnova.orgApplications can be found at our website underhttp://www.oarnova.org/volunteer-opportunitiesThanks for your interest!

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42035 Loudoun Center Pl
Leesburg, Virginia 20175

Volunteers Needed To Teach In Loudoun Adult Detention Center!

O.A.R. Opportunities, Alternatives & Resources

Flexible times

We need compassionate volunteers to teach and facilitate classes at the Loudoun Adult Detention Center!Opportunities are as follows:*Time Commitment- 3 hrs/wk**We ask that you're able to commit a minimum of 1 year for our teaching and mentorship opportunities*Life Skills:Students explore and discuss budgeting, decision making, mental health, and communication. Class meets once a week for 5 weeks.Fatherhood:Students explore and discuss the role of the father in the family, the challenges of parenting after separation, stages of childhood development, communication, discipline, and more. Class meets once a week for 10 weeks.Anger Management:The class helps students identify the beliefs, triggers, thoughts and feelings in their personal "Cycle of Violence". Students discover practical tools and techniques to break the cycle. Class meets once a week for 7 weeks.Employability Skills:Students focus on workplace communication, preparing job applications, workplace etiquette, practicing interview skills, and a mock interview session. Class meets once a week for 7 weeks.Mentor program:Volunteers mentor inmates before and after their release from the Loudoun jail. Mentoring pairs are matched based on age, interests, and need. 15 month commitment (3 months inside the jail pre-release; 12 months in the community post-release). 2hrs/wk.Training, coaching, and continuing education provided for all volunteers. We want you to grow with us!If interested, please fill out a volunteer application and send it to Jess at jreh@oarnova.orgApplications can be found at our website underhttp://www.oarnova.org/volunteer-opportunitiesThanks for your interest!

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42035 Loudoun Center Pl
Leesburg, Virginia 20175

Freedom for Immigrants Volunteer

Freedom For Immigrants

Flexible times and locations

Join and support Freedom for Immigrants (formerly known as CIVIC) in our fight to end the isolation, abuse, and detention of immigrants in the United States. Freedom for Immigrants is a network of over 40 visitation programs across the country; we also run a national hotline and pen-pal program. Our current volunteer opportunities: 1. Visit - Community visitation programs ensure that people in immigration detention can maintain family and community ties and provide civilian oversight to a system that has little public accountability. 2. Answer Hotline Calls - Our national hotline is a safe, confidential, and free service offered to people in immigration detention. It connects immigrants in detention to their family, resources, and abuse documentation support. We receive over 7,000 calls per month. 3. Pen-Pal - Our pen-pal program is designed to connect volunteers with people in immigration detention who do not yet have visitors, to give them hope and a connection to the outside world. While we have an affiliated visitation program in over 40 of the largest immigration detention facilities, there are still approximately 150 facilities without a visitation program. 4. Host - Serve as host for a few days, weeks, or months to people eligible for release. 5. Help Us Grow - We also seek volunteers to help with fundraising and friendraising for our network. Any and all support is greatly appreciated and can make a big impact. Please get in touch to take the next step or learn more.

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