Opportunity Details

Immigrant & Refugee Services

Age Minimum (with Adult): 18+, Minimum Age:18+

Safe Journeys Intern/Volunteer

Safe Journeys Intern/Volunteer


Reports to:                  Refugee Health Liaison and Family Enrichment Specialist

Location:                     Arlington, Virginia



The Safe Journeys Volunteer helps conduct research, assist with program activities, and conducts outreach to develop new relationships and increase local awareness of services.


Key Responsibilities

·        Conduct outreach to build new relationships with local service providers and support services.

·        Promotes the project and culturally, linguistically informed care in the community through physical visits, emails, and phone contacts.

·        Research information and referral procedures to local resources such as support groups, legal services, etc.

·        Provide any reminders and culturally sensitive education.

·        May provide transportation assistance.

·        Assists with maintenance of files and report preparations.

·        Other tasks as assigned. 


Required Qualifications:

·        College degree or perusing a degree in social work, or related field

·        Previous experience working in multicultural contexts is desirable

·        Ability to work independently as well as in a team

·        Ability to work under pressure

·        Flexibility

·        Creativity and initiative to follow through on projects

·        Effective communication and writing skills

·        Proficiency in one or more language other than English is preferable

·        Having personal car or access to a car is a plus

·        Must successfully complete background check and training before beginning in role


Learning Outcomes:

·        Increased intercultural communication competency

·        Exposure to basic non-profit operations and environment

·        Knowledge of marginalized populations - challenges and opportunities

·        Ability to provide sensitive and confidential services

·        Experience working with limited English proficiency populations

·        Knowledge of N. Virginia support service networks

·        Ability to navigate of social service systems

·        Basic ability to keep case notes, client reporting, and client files to federal and state funder standards


Time Requirements:

Interns - At least 2 full days/week required.       

Volunteers – half day or more per week requested.


To Apply:

Please submit a (1) cover letter and (2) resume to volunteer@ecdcus.org.


Applications are considered on a first come, first served rolling basis.

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