Volunteer

Areas of Volunteer Service

Mentoring
Great for highly relational person. Mentors spend time with refugee Associates while they are sewing, providing assistance if needed. Sewing knowledge helpful, but not necessary. Mentors will get to know the Associate and learn about their story, family and history. They are there to be a friend, not a sewing instructor. Must love people from different cultural backgrounds and respect cultural and religious differences. 2-3 semester commitment preferable but not necessary.
All shifts at VTC Offices.
Shifts Available: Monday through Thursday
Shift A: 9:30am – 11:00am
Shift B: 11:00am – 1:00pm

Programming
Great for person with a professional skill (such as accounting or dental hygiene) and who enjoys teaching others. May also work with the VTC Program Developer to create a training that will enhance the lives of the Associates. Must love people from different cultural backgrounds and respect cultural and religious differences. 1 hour per training, Mon-Thurs 1:00pm – 2:00pm.

Fashion/Business
Great for individual who prefers behind-the-scenes/administrative role or someone who wants insight into fashion company. Person must be organized, a self-starter, a team player and able to follow instructions well. Will work on a variety of projects that contribute to streamlining VTC processes so we can have the most impact with refugees. Ideal for someone who may not have consistent availability. Hours subject to availability of volunteer and need of VTC.

Childcare
Great for someone who loves children and/or has experience in childcare or education. Work will be caring for children of Associates and ESL students. This is an invaluable service that we provide to our Associates and is critical to their success in our program. For consistency for the children, this position is ideal for someone who can serve the same time frame each week. All shifts at Northwest Community Center Childcare Room. References and background check required.
Shifts Available: Monday through Thursday
Shift A: 9:15am-12:00pm
Shift B: 12:00pm – 2:30pm

Volunteer Requirements for all Volunteers

  • Complete Volunteer Application
  • Attend 1 Volunteer Orientation

Additional requirements for childcare volunteers

  • Read and sign acknowledgement form for Northwest Childcare Policy (available at orientation)
  • Pass Background Check

 

 

Questions? Please email volunteers@vickerytrading.org