- Are you Web master or graphic designing guru?
- Can you teach ESL or job skill classes to KAFSC clients?
- Do you have a special skill that you would like to put to use for KAFSC?
- Do you have legal expertise to provide court advocacy for our clients?
Whatever skills you bring to the table, KAFSC can find a place for you.
Volunteers are an integral part of our organization.
All volunteers must fill out the volunteer application (download here)
- 24-Hour Hotline - Trained volunteer serve as supportive counselors for the hotline after the successful completion of our 6-week training program. Need to speak Korean fluently. With back up support from counseling staff, volunteers answer hotline in the evening hours and on weekends.
- Advocacy Program - Bilingual volunteers accompany clients to court to obtain Orders of Protection, child support, child custody, etc. In addition to providing interpretation services, volunteers actively advocate for the rights of our clients at court and welfare offices. Also, volunteers help clients with public aid applications. If you have legal background or are interested in becoming a court interpreter for our clients, this is a great opportunity!
- Community Outreach - Volunteers are encouraged to write newspaper and journal articles about our organization.
- ESL Program - Volunteers teach free English classes for Korean women interested in improving their English proficiency.
- Hodori After-School Program - Volunteers support staff in the after-school program for Korean/Asian children age 6 to 12 with special emotional needs.
- Mentoring Program - KAFSC provides a community based one-on-one mentoring program to young Korean-Americans of 7-18 years of age. Mentors are Korean American professionals or graduate students, over 21 years old, who can be a positive role-model for our youth and who can assist youth in developing communication, social and leadership skills as well as their future/career interests. We will interview potential mentors that match our youth clients' needs, such as common interests, background, and future goals. After careful screening, we will match a mentor with a youth client.
- Administrative Support - Organizing files, updating our mailing lists, compiling data, financial assistance, and creating databases that will maintain our records.
- Newsletters, brochures, and journals - Volunteers with graphic design experience can help staff create the layout for special event invitations, journals, brochures, and newsletters. Bilingual volunteers can help staff translate content for articles and other agency materials.
- Technology Support - Providing assistance in technology issues such as networking, internet access, website design, hardware purchase, and software installation.
KAFSC volunteer committees take on many of the organization's needs working with the Board and staff. Standing committees and overall goals include:
- Fundraising - To raise funds for KAFSC by organizing fundraising events throughout the year, including the annual benefit dinner, and creating new avenues for generating funds
- Marketing and Public Relations - To increase awareness of KAFSC throughout New York metro area and beyond, support KAFSC staff in marketing programs and services, including materials, Web site, events and community outreach
- Finance - To assist KAFSC maintain fiscally balanced by donating professional expertise and services
- Program - To assist KAFSC develop new programs addressing emerging issues in the community or/and enhance quality of current programs.
SAT INSTRUCTORS NEEDED - Volunteer
Introducing KAFSC’s first Study Group, SAT Test Prep Program
STUDY GROUP provides a safe and studious study environment for students who are unable to afford afterschool program but want to improve their academic.
A classroom course (typically around 10 to 15 students) occurs at the center and classroom sessions are three hours in duration.
Ideal candidates will possess passion and enthusiasm for helping students succeed in their education. Although classroom experience is not required, s/he must be comfortable speaking in front of a group of high school students.
Specific requirements include:
- Bachelor’s Degree or in process
- Ability to score a minimum of 700 on the SAT EXAM in your area of expertise (either Math or Reading/Writing)
- History of strong performance on standardized tests
- Comfort level with 10th grade reading, writing and math problem solving in order to undergo training (SAT math stops at geometry I and algebra II; no trigonometry or pre calculus)
- Excellent public speaking, presentation and communication skills, and/or prior group teaching experience, be it paid or unpaid
- Maturity, reliability, and a positive attitude
- Reliable transportation, and be willing to travel to Flushing, New York on Monday afternoon
- Previous teaching experience and/or experience tutoring high school students
- 3 Letters of Recommendation
- Location: Flushing, New York
- This is a volunteer/internship opportunity.
- 3 hours per week.