Volunteer

AACI Asian Women’s Home, is seeking program support from community members who are interested in supporting survivors of domestic violence and human trafficking. Many of the individuals we help have very limited English abilities. Volunteers who have the following language background is greatly encouraged to get involved: Chinese, Vietnamese, Spanish, Korean, Japanese, Cambodian, Indonesian, Tagalog, Thai, Russian, Arabic, Farsi, Hindi, Punjabi, and other languages are preferred, but not necessary. Please apply your personal and professional skills to help survivors of intimate partner violence and human trafficking in the following areas:

Direct Client Services (requires the State Mandated 40-hour Domestic Violence Advocacy Training)

  • Hotline Counselor
  • Children Activities
  • Translator & Interpreter
  • Legal Advocacy
  • Shelter Support
  • Helping clients with  basic computer skills, job seeking, and English assistance
  • Arts and crafts, mind and body exercises

Program Support

  • Program Support
  • Community Outreach & Education
  • Grants and Fundraising
  • Updating resources and seeking new outreach opportunities
  • Special Projects and Events

** Due to the nature of our program, volunteer applicants who are interested in working directly with shelter residents must meet the following requirements:

  • Completion of the California State-mandated 40-hour Domestic Violence Advocacy Training
  • Pass the Live Scan Fingerprinting Background Check
  • Submit a negative TB test result

* Most needed positions.

Qualifications

  • Interest in the anti-violence and empowering victims of domestic violence
  • Willingness to work in an environment where there are stressful crisis situations
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of the team
  • Flexibility and willingness to work on a variety of tasks
  • Strong interpersonal skills necessary to communicate with staff and clients

AACI is a vibrant organization that welcomes community members with unique attributes from various ethnicities, races, gender identities, sexual orientations, socioeconomic backgrounds, immigration statuses, and abilities. AACI Asian Women’s Home encourages you, as an integral part of our community to contribute your individual experience. We will work together to support survivors of domestic violence, human trafficking, and to advocate for a violence-free community. Applications are accepted on an on-going basis. For more information, please contact our Volunteer Coordinator. The next 40-hour Domestic Violence Advocacy Training is on Fridays, 9:30 am – 4:30 pm from February 3 – March 10th.

Click here for the domestic violence program volunteer application.