Career Development Volunteers

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 can begin to see the light at the end of a very long tunnel toward their professional goals.

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

Responsibilities

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;

  • online or paper job applications;

  • researching what potential employers seek for in a particular job opening; and,

  • identifying and pursuing short-term career 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 TASSC’s Workforce newsletter .

Events and Programs:

  • Support coordination of logistics for education and hiring fairs, and other special events/workshops as needed.

  • Support coordination of Professional Mentorship program tracking.

Administrative:

  • Report meeting and activities accomplished to Career Development Coordinator.

Qualifications

We seek volunteers with the following qualifications:

  • Committment to TASSC’s mission, vision and model;

  • Passion for human rights and desire to improve the lives of others;

  • Cultural competency;

  • 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; and,

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

Benefits

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 with nonprofit culture and operations;

  • Knowledge of issues relevant to survivors of torture;

  • Participation in a team offering an integrated array of services;

  • Exposure to advocacy and outreach efforts related to asylum-seekers; and,

  • Possibility for future letters of recommendation and job references.

How to Apply

  1. send a resume and cover letter detailing why you are interested in this opportunity to Career development coordinator, Mireille Makambo, at mireille@tassc.org

  2. complete a volunteer interest form

  3. if selected, attend one of our new volunteer orientations.