Age Minimum (with Adult): 18+, Minimum Age:18+
Refugee Resettlement: Swahili-Speaking Assistant
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 Siddika.Degia@archny.org
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