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“A volunteer is a person who believes that people
can make a difference – and is willing to prove it.”
Muslimat Al-Nisaa Volunteer Opportunities
Several opportunities are available for individuals wishing to volunteer. If time or distance prevents you from volunteering onsite but you want to promote our cause, consider volunteering for one of the “donation drives” or “fundraising projects.
All volunteers are encouraged to spread the word about Muslimat Al-Nisaa to
friends, communities and organizations who would be interested in providing financial support, volunteering, or giving donations.
We Are Looking For Volunteers in the following areas!
Al-Nisaa Health Center
Health Care Professional Volunteers Needed Now!
At the center of every clinic are volunteer healthcare professionals. We invite and enable health care professionals and other interested individuals to nurture and give support by providing health care to a world in need. We welcome volunteers with the following specializations: MD’s, DO’s, OD’s, DDS’s, RN’s, DC’s, PA’s, Medical Assistants, PhD’s (psychologists), marriage and family therapists, and others. All professionals must be current and licensed to practice their specialty. General and family practitioners, pediatricians, and obstetricians and gynecologists are the medical specializations our clients we serve request most frequently, but we do have occasional need for those with other specializations. Al-Nisaa clinic has a high demand for optometry and ophthalmology services. Most residents/clients we serve have no access to local eye care. Optometrists need to bring eye charts and any other tools or instruments needed to provide the service.
The goal of MNISAA personal Assistants is to help our homeless and immigrant residents reach and sustain self-sufficiency and achieve successful integration into the community. Many homeless individuals find maneuvering through the system to be a very challenging experience. Mentors work on a personal level with a resident in our mission to empower through encouragement, education, and support in becoming connected within the community.
1.) Interpretation and Translation Volunteer
MNISAA has a continuous need for volunteer interpreters and translators for varying languages. At this time, we are specifically seeking volunteers proficient in the Arabic and Urdu language.
Time Commitment: Time commitment will vary based on programmatic needs and volunteer’s
availability. We will ask interpreters and translators to provide us with hours of “on-call”
2.) ESOL Classroom Assistant
ESOL Classroom Assistants volunteers generally tutor students; however this varies depending on site placement..
Time Commitment. ESOL Classroom Assistants can volunteer in one to four 2.5 hour sessions each week and are expected to commit to at least 8 weeks in the classroom.
3.) Employment Mentor
Work one on one with a resident helping her find self-sustaining employment.
Activities may include searching for job openings, resume preparation, assistance with job applications (online and/or paper), mock and real job interviews, etc.
Time Commitment: Minimum 4 hours a week for 8 weeks.
4.) MNISAA Services Support Volunteer
Support volunteers assist resident with projects or tasks as assigned. This may include, but is not limited to, accompanying residents to appointments.
Time Commitment: Minimum 4 hours a week for 8 weeks.
Volunteer Office Assistants
FUNDRAISING: Interested individuals are welcome to join the fundraising committee
and help Muslimat Al-Nisaa to meet their financial needs. Assist in corporate sponsorship recruitment. Serve as a day-of-event volunteer and/or coordinate services.
The fundraising committee plans and executes our annual fundraising drive, contacts masjids and organizations interested in offering financial assistance, helps with getting donations for special events, and contacts vendors to donate needed items, thereby reducing Muslimat Al-Nisaa expenses.
Annual Conference & Seminars
- Serve on planning committee.
- Solicit sponsors and exhibitors
- Be a presenter or speaker.
- Open community “doors” through personal and
professional spheres of influence.
- Promote to community
YOUTH & VOLUNTEER RECRUITMENT:
Solicit new volunteers to maximize the utilization of the program and help create community awareness. Notify colleges, universities, schools and organizations of our need for volunteers. Place volunteer ads in the newspapers. Help youth in your community to organize a donation drive.
Examples of Youth volunteer activities:
- Bake Sales
- Buy A Plate To Feed My Sister Project
Contact: Aaliyah Hanif,
Youth Volunteer Coordinator
Donation Drive Volunteers
There are many options available for holding a donation drive to benefit Muslimat Al-Nisaa residents. Our residents are always in need of food, clothing, personal items and other basic needs items. By helping families in crisis meet their most basic needs, we can begin to put them on the path to lasting solutions, helping them to transform their lives and strengthen the community we share.
To hold a successful drive:
1. Recruit volunteers and determine their roles/jobs.
2. Choose the type of drive you will hold. What items will you be collecting?
3. Plan when to hold your drive.
4. Develop incentives.
5. Publicize the drive – create posters, and get the word out!
6. Coordinate the collection, sorting, and delivery of donations.
7. Deliver/log in donations with Muslimat Al-Nisaa volunteer coordinator.
FOOD Share–MNISAA Food Bank
As a non-profit agency with limited resources, Muslimat Al-Nisaa depends on the generous donations from the community and local businesses to better serve our homeless Muslim women and children, and underprivileged families.
Specialty Volunteers: These volunteers will help provide special needed services. (Examples include: cutting grass/yard work, handy man/repair jobs, pick up and delivery of donated items, emergency transportation of residents.
Volunteer Grant Writers
GRANT WRITING: Experienced grant writers or those interested in learning
are needed to help identify foundations or grants with a potential for donating to Muslimat Al-Nisaa, and to write these grants and/or assist in writing proposals.
Contact: Mina Osiruphu-el,
Submit periodic press releases as needed. Obtain media coverage, striving for higher community visibility and other written material. Measure the effectiveness of existing efforts. Develop a public information plan. Develop strategies to expand community education relative to the needs of the uninsured, the homeless, and victims of domestic violence. Coordination with other organizations concerned with homelessness and domestic violence and the general welfare of those in need. Utilize the print and broadcast media to inform the public of Muslimat Al-Nisaa services and issues.
Contact: Ismail Daugherty,
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