Volunteer Opportunities at APWC

There are so many ways you can volunteer with APWC! The following opportunities are just some of the ways you can donate your time to help our survivors and programs:

Children’s Activity Coordinator If you love kids and are interested in donating 1-2 hours/week of your time to keep youth between 2 to 12 years old busy while their moms attend counseling, look for jobs, or do some errands, you might just be someone we’re looking for. This opportunity is especially great for anyone interested in child development or who has previous experience with children/youth.

Interpreters/Translators If you are an individual who possesses language skills--written and oral in Mandarin, Cantonese, Korean, Spanish, etc.--we are happy to have you join us! We need interpreters for job readiness workshops that last for about 1-2 hours, and translators who can translate 2-page surveys, handouts, and other documents.

Writers/Bloggers Volunteers who are interested to become writers and contributors for content-building on APWC’s website by drafting and providing weekly, monthly, or quarterly contributions are welcome! Write articles on domestic violence awareness, volunteer experiences, current events, op-eds and other relevant writings. All blogs will be bylined, so this is a great opportunity for anyone looking to build a portfolio of work or who just likes to write!

Client Event Volunteers If you are a party planner, events junkie, or someone who simply wants to go on a day helping out in a small event for our clients, APWC is looking for you! Client event volunteers are responsible for organizing small half-day events for our women and children clients. Holiday parties, field trips, film-viewing are just a few of the fun activities we want our clients to experience and we want you to be part of it!

Pro Bono and Specialized Volunteer Projects APWC relies on the generosity of individuals and corporations who donate their time and expertise by providing pro bono professional services. Past support includes legal support, training facilitation, photography/videography, information technology, graphic design and marketing, among others. 

If you are interested in volunteering or have an idea for a specialized volunteer project, we’d be more than happy to get in touch with you! Please email Carolina Nolasco at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

  

Volunteers: Integral to the APWC Team

APWC is privileged to have a team of talented and dedicated volunteers that includes credentialed teachers, certified yoga instructors and professional musicians. In addition to the essential translation services, the current volunteer program includes weekly homework supervision for children, private ESL tutoring, piano and guitar lessons, and chiropractic therapy. We would like to express deep gratitude to our volunteers who support our mission and our clients.

 

Superhero Volunteer: Kalani

Kalani, one of APWC’s dependable volunteers, has built a special relationship with a client. Tutoring one of the children at APWC’s transitional shelter has allowed Kalani the opportunity to impart knowledge as well as serve as a role-model. He makes certain to show his pupil that truly strong men are always respectful of others and never use violence. The two play traditional Korean cards and board games and through these relaxed and fun interactions have established mutual trust and esteem for each other.

 

The Volunteer Experience

By Darrel Miho

In the past, the Garrett Miho Foundation has provided an iMac computer, school uniforms and a trip to the Disney on Ice Show for the families of APWC. Providing uniforms so they can attend school in itself is a very generous gesture. New clothes give clients an added sense of pride. We all know that feeling we get when we buy something new. By going shopping with them, I could see the sparkle in their eyes when they got to pick out their new clothes. What I didn’t expect was to get something back. When the girls bought new shoes, the total amount allowed them to get a free tshirt. Rather than flip a coin to see who would get it, they instead got a large tshirt and gave it to me. This, to me, was proof that the work we are doing provides more than just the material things we purchase. We may not be able to change the world, but we do have the ability to affect lives.