Join us as we build a safety net to ensure all persons fleeing persecution are given the chance to reach their full potential. 

 

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DIRECT SERVICE VOLUNTEERS - Ongoing or event-based

Job Readiness Training Volunteers: ASAP hosts a week-long Job Readiness Training to prepare new clients for their job search. Volunteers facilitate afternoon breakout sessions with clients to practice a variety of skills and strategies ranging from practicing American small talk to conducting mock interviews. Volunteers can sign up to assist with the next training here

Informational Interviews: ASAP is actively recruiting professionals to conduct 45-minute informational interviews with asylum seekers that share similar employment backgrounds. There is no volunteer obligation beyond the interview. Professionals can sign up to assist with the next training here

 

ADMINISTRATIVE VOLUNTEERS - Project-based

Administrative volunteers help us meet the everyday demands required of nonprofit management. Administrative volunteers are assigned to work on projects as their time and expertise allows. Past projects have included communications assistance, grant writing, event planning, and graphic design. ASAP also offers internships to local university students. Email info@asylumprojectdc.org for more information. 

 

PROFESSIONAL VOLUNTEERS - Client-based

ASAP functions as the primary point of contact for professional volunteers interested in working with asylum seekers in a pro-bono capacity. ASAP works with physicians and mental health professionals willing to document evidence of torture and other human rights abuses to help our clients prepare their asylum claim. ASAP also maintains a list of immigration attorneys willing to offer pro- bono or low-bono legal services. Please contact joan@asylumprojectdc.org if you are interested. 


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ACCEPTED GOODS LIST

ASAP is currently accepting the following items to distribute to clients:

“I am privileged to be associated with ASAP and its clients. I am continually inspired by these “freedom seekers” as they work to build new lives for themselves and their families.”
— Dennis B., ASAP volunteer
  • Spiral bound notebooks, folders, pens, pencils
  • Toiletries (shampoo, conditioner, soap, deodorant, toothbrush, toothpaste, lotion, etc.)
  • Feminine hygiene products
  • Beauty items (hair accessories, make-up, nail polish, perfume, etc.)
  • Gift cards to Target or Wal-Mart
  • Grocery store gift cards
  • International calling cards (with good rates to Africa and the Middle East) or Skype gift cards
  • Laptops (in working order with charger)
  • Cloth shopping bags
  • New socks and underwear
  • Winter coats, jackets, hats, scarves, and gloves (September to February)

Please contact info@asylumprojectdc.org to schedule your donation drop-off.