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There are many ways to support Restore as a volunteer. Read below to see the different volunteer roles that contribute to our programs and overall mission.
Requirements: All safehome positions* require an application, interview, background check, training, and 6-month commitment
Coverage Volunteers (General): Individual Coverage Volunteers help cover shifts at the safehome and provide extra support for staff. While at the home, volunteers help staff with projects and interact with the residents in conversation, working with English language studies, cooking and doing other activities as needed.
Overnight Coverage Team: Overnight Coverage Volunteers relieve our in-home coordinator twice a week, and are trained to manage the home overnight. These volunteers sleep during the majority of their shift but are available in case of emergency.
Program Volunteers: These volunteers offer specific skill-based classes and workshops for residents, usually pertaining to their field of expertise, such as yoga, wellness, tutoring, job training, etc.
Group Volunteering: Churches and community groups such as Hope for New York volunteers plan regular events and activities with the residents in small groups.
Requirements: All direct client services positions require an application, interview, background check & training
ESL Coaches: Fluent in Mandarin and Spanish is a plus. Role would take place on weekdays, ideally from 9am to 6pm for 12-week cycle.
Course Material Translators: Seeking Mandarin and Spanish translators to help translate Economic Empowerment course materials. This role is flexible and remote.
Business Mentors: Seeking business mentors with availability to volunteer 3 hours per month for one year. Fluency in Mandarin and Spanish is a plus.
Economic Empowerment Event Organizers (for up to 6 events): This role is remote and flexible except on Event Day(s). Availability for 4 hours per week.
Economic Empowerment App Developer: Flexible virtual work, 4 hours per week.
Our survivor-centered approach emphasizes culturally- and linguistically-sensitive programming and services. As such, we are often in need of bilingual volunteers to help translate documents or occasionally, interpret in person for clients. Predominant needs have been Spanish, Mandarin, and Korean; however, we serve clients from across the globe and are often in need of assistance with other languages.