Workforce Development Volunteer


Published:

01/04/2018

Time Commitment

A few hours per week

Duration

Short-Term (few weeks/months)

Address

TASSC - International
4121 Harewood Road, Ste. B
Washington
DC
20017
United States

Description

Our Mission

The mission of TASSC is to end the practice of torture wherever it occurs and to support survivors as they empower themselves, their families and communities wherever they are.

 

Our Vision

TASSC's vision is to see a torture free world.


One of the biggest challenges asylum seekers face as they rebuild their lives in the United States is finding meaningful employment. Our hope is that with your help, TASSC survivors (also called “members”) can begin to see the light at the end of a very long tunnel toward their professional goals.


TASSC Workforce Development Program

We seek volunteers who are available to meet one on one with asylum-seekers to help them work toward their professional goals.


Mentorship Responsibilities, Qualifications and Benefits


We ask that volunteers are responsible for the following activities:

Member Services

-         Assist survivors with:

·        resume writing (best practice template provided)

·        writing clear, concise, relevant cover letters

·        searching online job databases for relevant professional positions

·        assisting with online or paper job applications

-         Maintain basic knowledge of (or ability to research/discover) what potential employers seek for a particular job opening

-         Encourage survivors in their short-term objectives as they work toward long-term goals

 

Research and Marketing

-         Research community organizations and businesses for possible partnership in workforce development efforts

-         Support collection and editing of content for Workforce newsletter

 

Events and Programs

-         Supporting coordination of logistics for education and hiring fairs, or other special events/workshops

-         Support coordination of professional mentorship program tracking

 

Administrative

-         Report meeting and activities accomplished to workforce development coordinator


We seek volunteers with the following qualifications: 

-         Passion for TASSC mission and vision, and desire to improve the lives of others

-         Strong relational skills

-         Outstanding follow-through skills

-         Highly organized and detail-oriented

-         Strong oral and written communications skills

-         Experience networking, conducting relevant keyword searches for jobs online, and writing effective resumes / cover letters

-         Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook; Internet and other research tools 


Our hope is that volunteers will benefit in ways including, but not limited to:

-         Exposure to survivors with a variety of cultural and professional distinctions

-         Opportunity to contribute to survivors’ efforts to rebuild their lives

-         Experience of nonprofit culture and operations

-         Knowledge of issues relevant to survivors of torture

-         Participation in a team offering an integrated array of services to a vulnerable population

-         Exposure to advocacy and outreach efforts related to asylum-seekers

-         Possibility for future letters of recommendation and job references


Schedule:

·        Orientation - TBD

·        Volunteers: ongoing/rolling basis


HOW TO APPLY

Send your resume to Sara Allen, Workforce Development and Job Placement Coordinator at sara@tassc.org and complete a Volunteer Interest Form at www.tassc.org/volunteers

Remote

Ok

Benefits

Language/Cultural Support Available

We welcome

Groups

International Volunteers

How To Apply

sara@tassc.org

http://www.tassc.org

HOW TO APPLY

Send your resume to Sara Allen, Workforce Development and Job Placement Coordinator at sara@tassc.org and complete a Volunteer Interest Form at www.tassc.org/volunteers


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