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Citizenship instructors work with English limited speaking adults, to prepare them for success on their citizenship exams by teaching exam-related topics in US History and government. This role is great for individuals who are passionate about supporting our clients through their citizenship process and would like to gain teaching skills in the classroom. All volunteer positions are available only for those in the pacific time zone.

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ESL instructors are responsible for teaching basic English language learning curriculum to our English-learning adult students on a weekly basis. Similar to the citizenship instructor, this role is great for individuals who would like to provide direct support to our clients and gain hands-on experience in the classroom. All volunteer positions are available only for those in the pacific time zone.

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iPad/Computer instructors are tech-savvy individuals who are interested in supporting our clients as they learn how to use iPads and/or computers for the first time. By providing our clients with lessons in tech literacy, we can help them connect with the younger generation. All volunteer positions are available only for those in the pacific time zone.

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Web designers help us maintain our website as we roll out new content. They work closely with our developers and content writers to come up with user-friendly web experiences. While having a programming background is not necessary, knowledge of web accessibility standards and responsive design is useful for this role. All volunteer positions are available only for those in the local Puget Sound area of Washington.

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Graphic designers are responsible for creating the visual content of Helping Link. This is especially important for engaging with our prospective clients, volunteers, and donors. Aside from designing visuals, there’s also the opportunity for graphic designers to work on other media projects such as videography and sound content. All volunteer positions are available only for those in the local Puget Sound area of Washington.

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Helping Link is looking for a highly skilled WordPress designer to help redesign Helping Link’s website. All volunteer positions are available only for those in the local Puget Sound area of Washington.

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System Administrator volunteers will assist in a wide range of technical support for our hardwares and software infrastructures. We are in need of experienced administrators who can lead our current volunteer IT team. Prefer: Degree in Computer Science, or Microsoft MSCA/MSCE, or relevant experience. All volunteer positions are available only for those in the local Puget Sound area of Washington.

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Helping Link is looking for an information technology (IT) support specialist devoted to all aspects of computer set-up, installation, troubleshooting, service, upgrades, security and maintenance. All volunteer positions are available only for those in the local Puget Sound area of Washington.

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Marketing specialists work on generating copy for Helping Link’s marketing materials. These include our monthly newsletters and social media posts, among other content. Individuals who are able to produce content for diverse audiences are strongly encouraged to apply. All volunteer positions are available only for those in the local Puget Sound area of Washington.

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Client recruiters support our community outreach efforts for promoting Helping Link to prospective clients who will benefit from our programs and services. Our volunteers will flex their talents in communication and writing to develop professional networks in the local community. All volunteer positions are available only for those in the local Puget Sound area of Washington.

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Volunteers are the heart of Helping Link. The volunteer recruitment specialist will actively recruit and engage professionals, students, and retirees to join Helping Link’s volunteer teams and help us construct meaningful work for the community. All volunteer positions are available only for those in the local Puget Sound area of Washington.

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Helping Link/Một Dấu Nối has been serving the Vietnamese-American immigrant community for nearly 30 years. We provide English language and computer education classes for adults and seniors, afterschool tutoring and summer classes for youth, job-site language training, information and referral services for our most vulnerable and cultural events for the community. Our programs are offered in a bilingual context and in a supportive, family-friendly atmosphere. 

As we prepare for our 30th Gala in September 2023, we’re looking for creative, talented volunteers to contribute your skills to make this even unforgettable.  
 
This is a great opportunity for individuals interested in outreach, design, production, marketing and fundraising to support an important community event.  

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We are looking for a highly organized volunteer with a meticulous attention level for program management.The program coordinator will oversee administrative work to support our language and technology programs. All volunteer positions are available only for those in the local Puget Sound area of Washington.

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Helping Link seeks grant writers to lend their skills to promote a mission in support of the Vietnamese community. The grant writers will work with team members to conduct prospect research, as well as develop, write and submit grant proposals and applications. Additional duties or responsibilities may include:  

  • Persuasively communicate the organization’s mission to potential funders.
  • Research public/private, corporate, foundation, and individual funding sources.
  • Work with Executive Director to identify program(s) needs and funding goals.
  • Prioritize to meet multiple or ongoing deadlines.
  • Able to work independently, possessing strong research and writing skills.
  • Able to work independently, possessing strong research and writing skills.
  • Volunteers must live within the Puget Sound region of Western Washington. 

A minimum commitment of 6-10 hours a week is preferred. Training will be provided. Helping Link uses Microsoft Office and Microsoft Teams extensively, so it is extremely important to be familiar with it or to be willing to learn how to use it on your own. This is currently virtually but may be hybrid (in-person and online) in the future. 

About Helping Link: Helping Link is a nonprofit organization that offers social services and education programs for Vietnamese refugees and immigrants. Our mission is to “Empower Vietnamese-Americans through assisting them through social adjustment, family stability and self-sufficiency while nurturing community service and young professional leaders.” 

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VOLUNTEER PROCESS & LOGISTICS

Step 1: Volunteer’s Orientation

Step 2: Submit Volunteer Assessment form and Resume

Interview:

one on one interview with the Executive Director

Next Steps:

  1.  Sign Volunteer Agreement
  2. Sign Non-disclosure Agreement
  3. Complete WA State Background check
  4. Submit two letters of recommendations

 

Training and ongoing support provided

Expectations-time commitment

    • 1-year commitment [exception for special projects(3-6 months)]
    • 4~6 hours per week

Volunteer Orientation Schedule 2024

6:30PM-7:30PM

 

Second Tuesday & fourth Wednesday of the month except otherwise indicated

Only ONE Orientation in February, November, and December

January – 9  & 24

July – 9 & 24

February – 28

August – 13 & 28

March – 12 & 27

September – 10 & 25

April – 9 & 24

October – 8 & 23

May – 14 & 29

November – 12

June – 11 & 26

December – 10