Volunteer

Join our team of KAFSC Volunteers.

Whatever skills you bring to the table, we can find a place for you. Volunteers are an integral part of our organization.

All interested volunteers must fill out the Call to Action. After an interview, applicants will receive the corresponding program application.

  • 24-Hour Hotline – Hotline dispatchers are the first responders of crisis intervention at KAFSC.
    Requirements:            
    – Completion of an intensive 5-week Essentials of Domestic Violence Training
    – Fluency in Korean (speaking, listening) and English
    – Time Commitment: 16 hours per month answering hotline calls which will be transferred to your personal phone
  • Advocacy & Accompaniment  – Our bilingual volunteers accompany our clients to court to obtain orders of protection, child support, child custody, etc. In addition to providing interpretation services, advocacy and accompaniment volunteers actively advocate for the rights of our clients at courts, welfare offices, police stations, and other federal and regional offices and agencies.
    Requirements:
    - Fluency in English and Conversational Korean (speaking, listening)
  • Community Education & Outreach – Volunteers will promote, advocate, and create awareness of domestic violence and sexual assault in the community.
    – We will be sending out opportunities regularly through email and through our quarterly newsletter. They will also be posted on our social media sites as they come.
  • Self-Sufficiency Program – Our self-sufficiency program provides job skills training to our clients to help them become economically independent.
  • Legal Clinics – KAFSC is looking for pro-bono lawyers who are willing to provide free consultation at our monthly free legal clinics.
    Requirements:
    - Take 2-3 cases per year
  • Study Group – Looking for volunteers who are able to teach and work one-on-one with low-income high school students who are studying for their SATs in addition to providing homework help.
    Requirements:
    - Able to commit to 6 months
  • Hodori After-School Program – Depending on the semester, subjects in arts, musical instruments, martial arts, etc., are taught by hired teachers. We encourage students interested in assisting teachers with the students in each of these classes. Depending on the size of the classes, we will need 1-2 Teacher’s Assistants in each class.
    Requirements:
    - Commit to 6 months
  • Unni-Hyung (“Big Sister-Big Brother”) Mentoring Program – Looking for Korean-American professionals or graduate students over the age of 21 in professions or fields of students’ interests. We are looking for positive role models who can assist our youth in developing communication, social and leadership skills as well as nurture their future and career interests.
    Requirements:
    - Must be between 21-35 years of age and a resident of the New York tri-state area
    – Able to commit to 1 year
    – Pass fingerprinting and reference checks
    – Communicate with the mentee weekly and with the Program Coordinator monthly
  • Administrative Support –
    Position : Editors/Proofreaders - Volunteers will be asked to edit and/or proofread our monthly e-newsletters, bi-annual newsletters, gala journals, annual report, brochures, annual appeal letters, etc.  This can be done virtually on a project-by-project basis.
    Position : Translation Assistance – Due to KAFSC’s bilingual nature, we are looking for individuals fluent in English and Korean who are able to translate KAFSC materials and documents from English to Korean or vice versa. This can be done at-home or in-office depending on the volunteer’s desire.
    Position : Graphic Designer – We are looking for volunteers with a graphic design background who can help us design unique and interesting work for our Communications Department.  Projects may include developing flyers and brochures for the various events that KAFSC holds throughout the year as well as our website.
    Position: Technology Support - Volunteers with an IT background can provide assistance in technology issues such as networking, internet access, website design, hardware purchase and repair and software installation.

Questions? Contact us at volunteer@kafsc.org.

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