Posted by: BPSOS | April 22, 2009

Tự Nguyện – Volunteer: Help Vietnamese Elders! Volunteer for the NoVA Senior Information Line

April 22, 2009: The Fairfax County Area Agency on Aging, a BPSOS-Falls Church partner, is currently seeking a volunteer to support their Vietnamese Senior Information Line!

By volunteering, you will be providing a critically needed service to the community by connecting older Vietnamese adults to social services such as housing, insurance, and transportation. BPSOS is seeking good-hearted, bilingual people who can commit to shifts of two or more hours at regular times during the week.

Responsibilities

1. Evaluate clients’ needs to determine eligibility for various programs.
2. Advocate or intercede on behalf of clients to achieve desired result or to obtain the desired information from another agency.
3. Follow-up with clients to ensure that that they have received appropriate information or service.
4. Identify and respond to clients who are in crisis.
5. Provide translation and/or interpretation services.
6. Maintain client records.
7. Attending meetings, trainings, and workshops.

Qualifications

1. Fluency in Vietnamese.
2. Basic knowledge about social services and eligibility requirements or willingness to learn about these services.
3. Strong listening and interpersonal skills.
4. Counseling or case management skills are desirable but not required.

For more information, please send a brief note describing your interest in this volunteer position to Fairfax County multicultural outreach and program coordinator Amy Trang at amy.trang@fairfaxcounty.gov or contact her at 703.324.3745.


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