FAQs

FAQs


[toggle_box] [toggle_item title=”Do I have to speak Vietnamese to volunteer?” active=”false”]Our volunteer opportunity is open to everyone from every background and nationality. Although it is helpful to know some Vietnamese, it is not required. So don’t hesitate to apply today![/toggle_item] [/toggle_box]
[toggle_box] [toggle_item title=”How old do I have to be to be a volunteer?” active=”false”]The minimum age to Volunteer at Helping Link is 16 but anyone younger may also volunteer provided that we obtain a letter of permission from your parent/guardian.[/toggle_item] [/toggle_box]
[toggle_box] [toggle_item title=”I have a special skill that I would like to offer Helping Link but I’m not sure you need it. What should I do?” active=”false”]You never know what we might need, whether it’s writing a newsletter, creating web pages, helping out around the office or teaching English or computer skills. Some jobs require specific skill-sets, but others are really up to what you can bring. So register and let us know what you can offer. The most important requirement is the spirit of volunteerism!! Experience is a plus but not necessary![/toggle_item] [/toggle_box]
[toggle_box] [toggle_item title=”I’m pretty limited in my availability because I work during the day. Is there anything I can do at night or on weekends?” active=”false”]Of course! We are well always in need of help! We completely understand the pressures a job can bring and we are aware of the restricted time and availability. Other than weekdays, we also need help in the evenings and weekends as well! Take a look at our volunteer needs. You can find something that fits your schedule.[/toggle_item] [/toggle_box]
[toggle_box] [toggle_item title=”I’m interested! What is the process to become a volunteer?” active=”false”]1. Take a look at the volunteer job description page online.
2. Download the Volunteer application form online.
3. Fill it out and send it back to us at helpinglink2003@gmail.com or drop it off at the Helping Link office.
4. You will be scheduled to attend a mandatory orientation.
5. A Washington State Background Patrol check will be conducted for all volunteer applicants. You will be contacted for an interview.

*Your interview is a chance for us to learn about you, what you’re looking for when volunteering, and which positions will best fit you.

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[toggle_box] [toggle_item title=”What kind of commitment is there?” active=”false”]Commitment levels vary in terms of time, depending on your volunteer position. We ask that you commit to come at your scheduled times for all volunteer positions. If for some reason you will not be able to make it to your scheduled times, we asked that you let us know in advance. All volunteers are required to commit to at least one year. Helping Link volunteers may choose to work only one special event each year, but may spend many hours a week helping with that event. The success of Helping Link/Một Dấu Nối’s programs is due solely to the efforts of volunteers, the financial support of special individuals and the community’s participation in these programs. It’s an important and precious job, and so we do expect a high level of commitment and professionalism from our volunteers. However, the rewards are tremendous![/toggle_item] [/toggle_box]
[toggle_box] [toggle_item title=”What kind of services do you provide?” active=”false”]We offer language and computer literacy classes, citizenship training, tutoring, youth leadership programs, community information, and referral services.
We also provide social services referral to:

  • Aging Services
  • Medical/Mental Health Counsel
  • Domestic Violence/Abuse Counsel
  • Youth Services
  • Drug/Alcohol/Sub Abuse
  • Develop/Learning Disability
  • Childcare Services
  • Legal Services
  • Housing Services
  • Immigration Assistance
  • Driver’s Training Services
  • Training Services
  • Energy Assistance
  • Employment Services
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[toggle_box] [toggle_item title=”What kind of volunteer positions are available at Helping Link?” active=”false”]Volunteer positions vary widely, from English as a Second Language (E.S.L) teachers, to computer lab monitors, fund development assistants, or even office assistants. Take a look at the brief descriptions here. We’re confident you will find something that fits your interests and availability.[/toggle_item] [/toggle_box]