Live-in Volunteer

  • Oakland, CA, US

Contact Amber McChesney-Young at (510) 533-7375 or amberocw@gmail.com for more information or to apply.

Responsibilities

​Position available for a full-time live-in staff person interested in focusing primarily on the guest accompaniment (case management) and English as a Second Language (ESL) programs in our transitional housing program for Latin American immigrants. Accompaniment responsibilities include helping guests set and achieve goals related to housing, employment, health, legal issues, and education by advocating for guests, accompanying them to appointments, researching resources, and helping them plan strategies for achieving their goals. ESL responsibilities include recruiting, selecting and supervising volunteer teachers; teaching classes; maintaining records; planning graduations; and updating curriculum as needed.

The position is somewhat flexible and can be adjusted to the talents, interests, and goals of the staff person. Possible secondary responsibilities could include working with our food programs; managing our newsletter, website, and social media; outreach and advocacy; fundraising; bookkeeping, data-entry, and finances; volunteer coordination; and maintenance of the house, yard, and garden.

Benefits

Opportunity to serve some of the most vulnerable in our East Oakland neighborhood and be immersed in a diverse and caring community of staff, volunteers, guests, and neighbors.

Grow in understanding of issues that affect immigrants and participate in efforts to create change.

Full-time staff receive free room and board in the nearby staff house, and a stipend of $300 per month.

Negotiable start date—spring or summer 2017.

Qualifications

Applicants must be compassionate, responsible, patient, organized, detail-oriented, flexible, and able to work in a cross-cultural setting.

Spanish proficiency required.

Willing to commit to working with us for a year or more.

Experience with or knowledge of case management, the immigrant community, social services, the immigration legal system, advocacy, living in intentional community, and/or the Catholic Worker movement helpful.

Deadline: March 31st. Applications accepted on a rolling basis.

Note:

Summer internship opportunities may also be available. Inquire if interested.

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  • 4848 International Blvd.
    Oakland, CA, US 94601
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  • Start and end dates:

    Apply by March 31st, 2017. Begin spring or summer 2017.
  • Duration:

    3 months or longer
  • Time commitment:

    Full time (30-40 hours/week)
  • Times of day:

    Mornings Afternoons
  • Days of week:

    Weekdays
  • Schedule:

    Fixed schedule
  • International volunteer options:

    Housing available

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