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Immigrant & Refugee Services, Family Services
Immigrants, Refugees or Ethnic Groups

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

Swahili-speaking Assistant: Refugee Resettlement

Refugee Resettlement seeks a Swahili speaker to help a refugee family
Who we are: Catholic Charities Community Services NY (CCCS) Our Refugee Resettlement department provides assistance to refugees and asylees from diverse backgrounds, offering a variety of case management, employment, and educational services that help clients settle into their new community.
Title/position: Volunteer – Swahili-speaking Assistant
Duties/expectations: Provide basic orientation and support to a refugee family, whose head of household is in the hospital at Mt. Sinai Hospital recovering from an operation.

  • Escort wife, arriving to NYC from Utica, from Port Authority to Mt. Sinai Hospital temporary residence
  • Check in with the family, once every 2 to 3 days while in NYC by phone or text, to see how they are doing
  • Answer questions they might have about getting around in NYC
  • Communicate with CCCS Refugee Resettlement Office and Mt. Sinai social work staff with any questions or concerns the family has
Time commitment: Approximately one month, depending on length of recovery
Qualifications and requirements:
  • Fluency in Swahili and English
  • Willingness to Travel locally in Manhattan

For more detailed information: email Siddika Degia at

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Volunteers needed through 12/31/2017

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