Social Work/Masters in Public Health Student Volunteer Opportunities

Social Work Placement Opportunities

It may be possible to obtain academic credit for your volunteer work.
 

Refugee Resettlement Team Volunteer

Program: Refugee Resettlement

Minimum Time Requirements: 4 to 10 hours per week (depending on the project), three (3) months per year.

Brief Description: Assist Refugee Team with a wide variety of refugee assistance projects, including scheduling and accompanying clients to doctors appointments, housing set-ups and other basic case management.

Will travel be required? Yes. This position requires travel within the city of Philadelphia, primarily South and Northeast Philadelphia. Access and ability to drive a car or comfort in taking public transportation including buses required.

Are there language needs? No.

Will training be provided? Yes, training and supervision will be provided by HIAS Pennsylvania social work staff.

Minimum educational/degree requirements: Currently enrolled in a social work or public health program.

All volunteers in the refugee department must have PA Criminal Record, Child Abuse Clearances, and FBI Criminal Background checks completed before starting ($28 total).

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Pro Bono Attorney Coordinator and Family Liaison

Program: Legal Services and Refugee Resettlement

Minimum Time Requirements: 10 to 14 hours per week, three (3) months per year.

Brief Description: Assist youth team legal staff with coordinating referrals to pro bono attorneys and communicating with relatives of children once the children and relatives have been reunited.

Will travel be required? Yes. The position requires occasional travel to Central and Northern Pennsylvania to meet with clients. Access and ability to drive a car or comfort in taking public transportation including buses required.

Are there language needs? Fluency in Spanish required.

Will training be provided? Yes, training and supervision will be provided by HIAS Pennsylvania social work staff.

Minimum educational/degree requirements: Currently enrolled in a social work or public health program.

All volunteers must have PA Criminal Record, Child Abuse Clearances, and FBI Criminal Background checks completed before starting ($28 total).

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Date of posting: 8/19/2014

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