Volunteers

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My favorite part of the training was all the volunteers who gave us their time to help us.
— Ms. S, IT professional from Ethiopia and ASAP client
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Job Readiness Training  

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 below. 

resumes and more

Post-training, meet one-on-one with clients to help them prepare for their phone or in-person interviews, or to develop a one to two page resume from a CV. These meetings will take place at the office during office hours at a time convenient to both client and volunteer.

Community Events

Attend one of our upcoming events to engage with clients, volunteers, staff, and other members of the ASAP community. Previous events have included a Thanksgiving dinner, a Valentine's Day celebration, and a Spring Picnic.

Project-based Opportunities

Numerous skilled professionals help us meet the everyday demands required of nonprofit management. Interested professionals are assigned to work on projects as their time and expertise allow. Past projects have included event planning, communications assistance, photography, video production, and graphic design. If you would like to offer your skills, email us at joan@asylumprojectdc.org.

DONATE

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

  • Spiral bound notebooks, folders, pens, pencils

  • Toiletries (shampoo, conditioner, African haircare products, 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

  • Laptops (in working order with charger)

  • Cloth shopping bags

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

Fundraise

We love all types of fundraising! With a little effort and a lot of enthusiasm, hosting an ASAP fundraiser can be a lot of fun and very rewarding. Here are a few ideas to help you get started:

  • Ask for donations instead of birthday gifts

  • Encourage young children to open a charity lemonade or hot chocolate stand

  • Add ASAP to your wedding gift registry

  • Run a 5K, half marathon, marathon or participate in a walk or triathalon

  • Host a book club fundraiser

If you would like to learn more about hosting a fundraising event, please contact joan@asylumprojectdc.org