Shadow KOM employment counselors and social services coordinators in the following activities…
- Connect clients with community services such as medical care, mental health services, child care, school enrollment, public assistance, and other programs
- Complete intake and assessment forms to determine clients’ eligibility for services
- Provide walk-in services for refugees to address needs including translation/interpreting, completing paperwork, and contacting other agencies for referrals and follow-up
Time commitment: Available at least 8 hours per week (anytime Monday – Friday from 8:30am – 5:00pm) for a minimum of 3 months
Location: KOM Office
Qualifications: Currently studying sociology or human services. Ability to speak, read, and write fluently in English, and Sgaw Karen and/or Pwo Karen. Additional language abilities (Karenni, Burmese, Mon, Thai) are a plus.
Benefits: This position offers an excellent opportunity to learn about refugee resettlement issues and the broad network of services available to refugees in Minnesota. The human services volunteer will gain experience in case management, interpreting/translating, and client advocacy while helping refugees from Burma access resources to meet their needs and become independent.
To Apply: Send a resume to: Suzanne Olive, Volunteer Coordinator
Karen Organization of Minnesota
2353 Rice St., Suite 240
Roseville, MN 55113