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:
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.
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"I learned about the unique struggles facing survivors in the API community and the active ways in which the organization tries to address these particular issues."
-Anja, APWC Volunteer
Volunteers are the heart and soul of APWC. If you would like to volunteer with us, please fill out our volunteer application and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
"They soothed my internal wounds and built up my self-esteem, which I had none of in the past." -Domestic violence survivor, translated from Korean
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