AVAILABLE VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES @ NFS
NFS’s needs change periodically but in general volunteers are always needed in the following areas:
Clerical Work: Filing, photo-copying, answering calls, record-keeping and general office duties
Grant Researchers: Finding funding opportunities through various social media, internet, and library research
Special Events Assistants: Assisting with the planning, organizing, and fundraising of commemorative events, community awareness initiatives, training, and community outreach programs
Advocates: Work directly with clients of all ages by providing crisis counseling and referral based on knowledge and work experience.
Assist with the transportation needs of victims and family members when needed.
Translators – Serve as a liaison between non-English speaking clients and advocates. Translate written forms, brochures and other marketing material from English to Arabic, Urdu, Spanish, and other native languages
Job Skills & Education Trainer: Assist in the preparation and facilitation of training sessions to the community, first-responders and professional groups that are co-facilitated with NFS staff. Provide training for individuals in such areas as interviewing techniques, typing, computer literacy, basic accounting, cooking parenting, and other skills.
English as a Second Language (ESL) Instructors: Tutor and provide language skills classes for non-English speaking clients in NFS programs.
PAY IT FORWARD! GET INVOLVED!
Noor Family Services offers a variety of volunteer opportunities to allow individuals to pay it forward and give back to their community. Our volunteers are the fabric of our agency and helps keep the program running efficiently. If you would like to become a part of the NFS team and can help and/or volunteer at our next event, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Who Can Volunteer?
Are you an attorney, therapist, physician, event organizer, accountant? Do you speak another language, or have some other special skill you would like to share? There are many ways you can make a difference in the lives of someone suffering from abuse.
Women, men, teens from every ethnic background, race, lifestyle and religion can volunteer. There are no minimum work or educational requirements to volunteer. NFS staff conducts a background check and an interview with each volunteer candidate. After that, you are good to go!!!
What are the training requirements for volunteers?
NFS staff members want to ensure that volunteers are well prepared to do their jobs. Most volunteers are required to participate in an orientation program and a full-day Core Competency training to enable them to acquire privilege for confidentiality, and to provide them with background information on domestic and sexual violence.
NFS staff members work directly with volunteer candidates to find a suitable placement for them within the agency. If possible, we ask that each volunteer commit to an initial six-month period.
How to Get Started Volunteering?
NFS conducts volunteer recruitment two times a year, in the fall and in the spring. For more information and to obtain a volunteer application, send an email to email@example.com, or call the NFS office at 770-814-4492
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
CHAMA IBRAHIM, Executive Director
FAKIHA KHAN, Legal Services
AFSHAN RAEES, Logistics/Finance
KENDRA FOSTER MITCHELL, Advisory Board Member
ZAKIA SHAKOOR, Education and Outreach, Advisory Consultant