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.
- 24-Hour Hotline - Trained volunteers serve as supportive counselors for the hotline after the successful completion of our 6-week training program. Korean fluency is required. With back up support from counseling staff, volunteers answer hotline calls 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 a 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.
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