Internship/Volunteer Opportunities

Supervised by: Shelter Director

Roles and Responsibility: The role of the Shelter Intern is to provide support at the shelter and the Community-Based Service office. Responsibilities will include assisting the shelter staff and the Community Based Service staff in various activities and projects. Must be able to commit at least 3 months (6 months to one year preferred) for 15 hours/week (20-35 hours preferred).

Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Manage a client’s case under the close supervision by staff
  • Cover the hotline shift
  • Accompany clients to appointments
  • Assist clients with housing search, job search, directions, and anything else they may need
  • Teach life skills (transportation, grocery, computer, library, etc)
  • Plan in-house activities and/or field trips for women, children and families
  • Develop and conducting age appropriate activities for children that are not yet enrolled in daycare/school
  • Provide child care while residents are in meetings (evening) or at appointments
  • Provide office support (answer phones, file, errands)
  • Maintain playroom, donation room, supply room, and food pantry
  • Solicit donations as needed
  • Perform other duties as assigned

*Note: Shelter Intern can be assigned to a specifically designed project.

Qualifications:

  • Ability to take the initiative, and to work independently and as a team player
  • Excellent interpersonal/communication skills
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Commitment to our agency’s mission of elimination of domestic violence and to strengthen Asian communities
  • A sense of humor

FAX or email your application and resume to:
Linh Vu
Shelter Co-Manager: Direct Services
P.O. Box 120108
Boston, MA 02112
Fax: (617) 338-2359
linhvu@atask.org

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