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HIAS Direct Service Volunteering: Information Session

Silver Spring, MD 20910
United States


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At the beginning of 2018, HIAS adopted a holistic model of services by offering a range of psychosocial and educational support to assit legal clients in their navigation of life in the United States. We are excited to announce that we will be training the next cohort of HIAS Direct Service Volunteers this winter. The first step in becoming a volunteer is attending one of our Information Sessions. At this information session, interested applicants can learn more about our Direct Service Volunteer opportunities. Below are brief descriptions about the programs we will be offering.

There will also be an information session held on 10/24. Click here for more info.

The Mentorship Program:

Mentors develop a one-on-one with asylum seekers (HIAS legal clients) based in the DMV and support their mentee’s navigation of social, medical, psychological, educational, and employments systems and services.

English Language Partners (ELPs):

ELPs empower asylum seekers to communicate with their neighbors, employers, and service providers by offering English instruction.

On-Call Volunteers:

On-Call Volunteers offer as-needed transportation, childcare, and/or ICE Check-in Accompaniment support to HIAS legal clients.