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Contra Costa County, Community Volunteer

Start date: Ongoing

PURPOSE OF VOLUNTEER POSITION:

Community Volunteer will work closely with the Economic Empowerment team in providing basic community skills training to IRC’s female clients in Contra Costa and Alameda Counties. Volunteers will assist clients by leading them through the day to day skills such as:

  • accessing translator services for medical appointments
  • shopping at grocery and department stores
  • practicing interview skills for job hunting
  • preparing for written driver's license tests
  • engaging in English conversation

The volunteers will work remotely in Contra-Costa or Alameda county with individual clients, either in-home or at a location arranged between volunteer and client. Volunteers will provide weekly progress updates to the Economic Empowerment Instructor.

COMMITMENT:

  • Minimum of 4 hours per week

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Community Skills Coaching: Provide one-to-one coaching for one or more female clients living in Contra Costa or Alameda Counties.
  • Field trips: Escort client to community resources such as shops, clinics etc.
  • Administrative Support: Maintain accurate coaching records and communicate weekly with EE Instructor
  • External: Communicate with clients by phone or email to remind/update about appointment times

VOLUNTEER REQUIREMENTS:

  • Meet scheduled weekly commitment
  • Perform all required tasks and functions
  • Attend supervision as requested

VOLUNTEER QUALIFICATIONS:

We ask that candidates have the following qualities:

  • Strong communication skills (both interpersonal and with supervisors)
  • Strong cross-cultural competency skills
  • Strong sense of personal initiative and be able to work independently in a remote setting
  • Computer literacy with PC systems and software
  • Experience working with multi-cultural populations
  • Clean driver’s license

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Background/certification in TESOL
  • Language proficiency in Dari/Farsi, Pashto or Spanish
  • California Driver’s Licence

This position reports to the Economic Empowerment Instructor

APPLYING:

Submit an online application here.