Car Ministry Volunteer
Give the gift of transportation to a family in need. Work on a cooperative basis with other Car Ministry volunteers to help low income families. This is an opportunity to make a transformative change in the lives of others. Work with both donors and people seeking cars. Help market the program, qualify individuals for the program, maintain records and electronic files, and perform other administrative tasks. Work one, four hour day per week.Training covers:Backgroung check
Contact Person: Debra Beard
Contact Phone: (703) 224-1478
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Interpretation and Translation Assistant
Help our refugee families adjust to life in the US! If you are fluent in English as well as Arabic, Dari, Farsi, French, Amharic, Pashto, Urdu, Spanish, Swahili, Tigrigna or other language, we may be able to use your skill in assisting with translating various documents or helping families with interpretation. These volunteer opportunities may require:Background checkPrivacy and child protection training
Contact Person: Emily Wood
Contact Phone: (703) 851-6388
Help our refugees find employment. Coaches from the professions - medicine, engineering, accounting, law - are especially needed! Work alongside MRS employment specialists to help refugee familes become self-sufficient. Help with resumes, cover letters, online job applications, coach our clients one-on-one! These volunteer opportunities may require:Background checkPrivacy and child protection training
Office Volunteer- Fredericksburg Family Serices
Work at our front desk greeting clients, anwering phones, making referrals, and performing general office duties. Volunteers are needed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 2 to 4 pm.Training covers:Background checkPrivacy Training
Contact Person: Lee Ann Pompeii
Contact Phone: (540) 371-1124
VA Refugee Student Achievement Project needs your help! As the VRSAP Assistant, you will support our staff in:*Orienting and enrolling new families to their local schools; assisting with paperwork*Monitoring academic progress of students*Maintaining regular communication with schools and parents*Encouraging refugee parents to play an active role in their childrens education*Maintaining refugee student database to track participationThis volunteer opportunity will require:Background checkPrivacy and child protection training
Help refugee families adjust to life in the US! Our office operates 9 am to 5 pm Monday-Friday. There are many opportunities to help with clerical work or small projects that help with daily functional performance. Work with a team of dedicated staff.Training covers:Background CheckPrivacy Training
Companion for Older Refugees - Arlington
Help us support older refugees as they adjust to their new lives in the U.S. Some refugees have a basic knowledge of English, but need to build their confidence, conversation skills and comfort with navigating life in the U.S. Time commitment is flexible.
Daytime drivers needed! While driving a client to a daytime appointment you have the opportunity to help the client feel welcome in the community. Help provide cultural orientation, talk about life in Northern Virginia, explain American holidays, practice mock job interviews, sing songs with the kids, etc while driving to appointments. Half-day commitment, once a week. May drive personal vehicle or agency vehicle. Driving authorization required. Valid Driver's License necessary.This opportunity will require:Background checkPrivacy and child protection trainingDMV Record Review
Conversation Partner - Arlington
Many of our clients are at-home moms who can be isolated and have difficulty accessing English classes. Female volunteer meets in client's home once a week for an hour or two during the day. Start with beginning English and help her feel comfortable in her new community. Many of thse clients live in the Alexandria City, Manassas, and Woodbridge areas. Prefer six-month commitment.This opportunity will require:Background checkPrivacy trainingChild protection training
Donation Management- Arlington
We often need to organize our donations and make them ready to distribute to our refugee clients. If you can only help every now and then, this might be the position for you! And groups could get together for a morning or afternoon of sorting and organizing. We also need strong backs to help with pickup of donated furniture and need someone on an occasional Saturday morning in our Manassas warehouse. Schedules are based on your availability. These volunteer opportunities may require:Background checkPrivacy training
Special Events Volunteer
Periodically, MRS plans fun events for our refugee familes requiring assistance with planning and implementation. Opportunities could include chaperoning at a pro-soccer game, a field trip to a country farm, our end-of-the-year student banquet, or the annual celebration of World Refugee Day. These events require only a short-term commitment. Check to see what is coming up soon! These volunteer opportunities may require:Background checkPrivacy and child protection training
2.0: Interpretation and Translation Assistant - Arlington
Helper for Retreat for People Facing Serious Illness
Volunteers are needed for all or parts of the weekend to greet and register retreatants, assist in care of retreatants,and support retreat team in scheduled activities.
Contact Phone: (703) 841-3838
Volunteer Nurse for Retreat for People Facing Serious Illness
Current Registered Nurses needed as volunteers!The Retreat for People Facing Serious Illness offers a unique opportunity for persons who face serious physical illness to come away for a weekend retreat of spiritual renewal and refreshment.Retreat Dates: Friday - Sunday, October 4 - 6, 2019: Friday afternoon to 4:00 p.m. Sunday at San Damiano Spiritual Life Center (125 Old Kitchen Rd, White Post, VA 22663)Friday - Sunday, October 4-6.3 Retreat Meetings leading up to the Retreat September 12 & 26, 7:30 at Church of the Nativity.
Development Research Volunteer
Help Catholic Charities and those we serve by researching internal lists and identifying business prospects. Must be comfortable working with a computer database. Self-starter. Training provided. Great position for Young Adult interedsted in learning about development.
Mother of Mercy Hygiene Packs
Assembling Hygiene Packs for the Mother of Mercy Mobile Response Van
Catholic Charities asks you to come together with your loved ones to assemble hygiene packs
This opportunity offers you a chance to give back to those who need our help. We appreciate your prayers and your support!
Summer 2020 Internships - Arlington
Spend the semester with MRS learning about the refugee resettlement process in our communities. Supporting our staff, you will provide direct resettlement and employment services to families and help to welcome these new neighbors and move them towards self-sufficiency. Internships are unpaid, but we do assist students seeking college credit.This opportuny will require:VIRTUSCPS Training Background Check