Alliance for African Assistance

Refugee Resettlement Volunteer - Swahili Speaking

Posted: 07.02.18
Contact Information: Kathryn McKinney
Volunteer Description:

Refugee Resettlement Intern
Resettlement Department


The Refugee Resettlement Voolunteer will be responsible for assisting case managers to effectively and orderly resettle newly arrived Swahili-speaking refugees. In order to provide refugees with much needed services and assistance, the volunteer will help case managers maintain smooth and systematic operations within the Resettlement Department. This internship will provide the practical skills and experience for someone interested in entering the social service and/or non-profit sector. The ideal candidate is a dedicated self-starter who is passionate about serving San Diego’s diverse refugee population.


• Call clients to follow up on appointments
• Assist case managers in giving cultural orientations
• Assist case manager with interpretation and translation for Swahili-speaking clients
• Assist with filing, follow-up phone calls, and other duties as needed
• Assist clients at social service appointments



The position requires a minimum 3 month commitment for 5-10 hours per week.


• Fluent in Swahili (Congolese Swahili preferred)
• Familiarity with Microsoft Word, Excel, and Google Drive Apps
• Highly organized and detail oriented
• Excellent interpersonal communication
• Culturally sensitive
• Punctual and reliable
• Reliable means of transportation


This position offers insight into the operations of a non-profit organization as well as valuable experience with the refugee resettlement process. Volunteer will have the opportunity to enhance their resume and gain professional development as contributing members of the resettlement team. The volunteer will also have the benefit of meeting clients from around the world and making a meaningful difference in their lives.


To apply, please email a completed Volunteer Application AND resume to