Get involved!

Are you interested in providing your skills and experience towards an organization that makes a difference in the lives of those who will inspire and grow with you as well? Open Doors commitment to multicultural families, children and adults with disabilities and connecting volunteers to the right position, will provide to you a once in a life time opportunity.

Please contact the Open Doors Volunteer Manager to learn more about how your interests can be combined with the organization’s needs to ensure a lasting positive impression.

CLICK HERE if you are over the age of 18, and would like to register with Open Doors as a Volunteer. If under 18, please request your registration form via email listed below.

Stacy Sage / Admin / stacys@multiculturalfamilies.org

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Volunteer Positions

Office Assistant Volunteer

Objective: To assist Family Specialists with tracking, registering and ensuring communication amongst families for events and workshops for the organization.

Duty: Enter data into Open Doors for Multicultural Families online system called PIX after workshops/events and other public gatherings, update information of organizations and individuals when needed. Assist in office organizing and cleaning as needed.

Required

  • Must be proficient at typing
  • Must be organized
  • Must have knowledge and skills in working with Microsoft programs

Desired Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or GED
  • College students preferred and international students are welcome

Other Competencies (skills, abilities, behavior):

  • Must possess a commitment to the belief that all people have the right to dignity, respect, opportunity and full community inclusion.
  • Must have a philosophy that is consistent with the Mission, Vision, and Core Values of the organization

Time commitment:

  • Must commit for 6 months for 3-5 hours a week or a total of 100-120 hours in 6 months

Orientation/Training:

Volunteers must read The Volunteer Handbook and take part in an orientation conducted by the Volunteer Coordinator/ODMF staff.  Open Doors for Multicultural Families’ Volunteers are encouraged to communicate with the Volunteer Coordinator/ODMF Staff at any step in the process with any comments, concerns, questions, etc.

Benefits:

  1. To gain exposure to working with the nonprofit community
  2. Office management/ Data entry experience
  3. An Open Doors Certificate of Engagement Voluntarism
Technical Support Volunteer

Objective: To assist the Open Doors staff with computer technology questions, website creation/IT related items, and ad hoc onsite needs.

Duty: Enter data into Open Doors for Multicultural Families online system called PIX after workshops/events and other public gatherings, update information of organizations and individuals when needed.

Required

  • Must have knowledge and experience in the IT realm
  • Must have knowledge and skills in working with Microsoft programs
  • Must be available to reach within a 24 hour period for IT immediate needs and to assist onsite if needed for equipment install or in person needs.

Desired Qualifications:

  • IT Certification a must with background in working with computer systems/software/IT applications
  • College or higher preferred

Other Competencies (skills, abilities, behavior):

  • Must possess a commitment to the belief that all people have the right to dignity, respect, opportunity and full community inclusion.
  • Must have a philosophy that is consistent with the Mission, Vision, and Core Values of the organization

Time commitment:

  • Must commit to being available by phone for IT needs; request most often requires over the phone communication than a duration of time while at the onsite location.

Orientation/Training:

  • Volunteers must read The Volunteer Handbook and take part in an orientation conducted by the Volunteer Coordinator/ODMF staff.  Open Doors for Multicultural Families’ Volunteers are encouraged to communicate with the Volunteer Coordinator/ODMF Staff at any step in the process with any comments, concerns, questions, etc.

Benefits:

  1. To gain exposure to working with the nonprofit community
  2. Technical training in the area of the online system PIX
  3. Office management/ Data entry experience
  4. An Open Doors Certificate of Engagement Voluntarism
Event Organizer Assistant

Assist Family Support Specialist and Event Organizer in organizing events, such as trainings and families outing, to maximize our capacity to serve multicultural families with children who have disabilities.

Volunteers for Open Doors Annual Events:

Every year, Open Doors for Multicultural Families organized annual events to provide families/parents, their children as well as the whole community opportunities to come together to celebrate holidays, sharing ethnic food, do arts and crafts, parent trainings and other fun and meaningful activities. Furthermore, Open Doors provides outdoor events year round such as snow tubing and kayaking to be made accessible to our families and their children.

Recently, Open Doors has been successfully hosting hundreds of families and children who participated such events with generous support of our volunteers from the past. Open Doors encourages you, as volunteers, to devote your time, energy and skills to help prepare for the event as well as provide onsite help when the event occurs.

 Task and jobs before the event:

  • Helping families to register for the event two months prior to the event.
  • Food preparation one day before the event
  • Setting up chairs/tables/reconfigure the room
  • Decorating for events/setting food area/art and craft areas/photo booth (for indoor event) 3-4 hours before the event
  • Meetings with the event coordinator
  • Help with transportation arrangements

Task and job during the event:

  • Registration/ Greeting: check-in, helping parent/families to fill out three forms (people who know different languages are encouraged to volunteer)
  • One-on-one support to children with autism and related disability during the event
  • Food serving
  • Clean up
  • Enjoy the event with Open Doors staff/ families and their wonderful children

Qualifications:

  • Attention to detail
  • Friendliness
  • Creativity

Other Competencies (skills, abilities, behavior):

  • Must possess a commitment to the belief that all people have the right to dignity, respect, opportunity and full community inclusion.
  • Must have a philosophy that is consistent with the Mission, Vision, and Core Values of the organization

Commitment:

  • 10-15 hours per event
  • The volunteer pledges to arrive on time and participate in the day’s events

Orientation/Training:

Volunteers must read The Volunteer Handbook and take part in an orientation conducted by the Volunteer Coordinator/ODMF staff. Open Doors for Multicultural Families’ volunteers are encouraged to communicate with the Volunteer Coordinator/ODMF Staff at any step in the process with any comments, concerns, questions, etc.

Benefits:

  • Having a meaningful opportunity to help provide special events for families with children who have developmental disability
  • Gain life-changing experience in assisting with events that are inclusive and accessible to young individuals with developmental disability from diverse backgrounds
  • Expanding your networking when working with Open Doors partners
  • An Open Doors Certificate of Engagement Voluntarism
Fundraiser/Marketing

Job description:

Fundraising Volunteer will assist the organization in earning funds to directly support the Open Doors for Multicultural Families (ODMF) mission to serve diverse families with children who have disabilities. Adding these much-needed resources will allow ODMF to continue provide services to these families.

Responsibilities/Duties:

  • Assist in any ODMF fundraising events
  • Raise awareness about ODMF and corresponding events in the local community
  • Develop individual fundraising activities that individuals or groups may get involved in to raise awareness and financial support of ODMF mission in coordination with the ODMCF fundraising committee
  • Communicate with the Volunteer Coordinator, Board and Fundraising committee, on any concerns, issues, questions, etc.
  • Leverage connections with local businesses, community groups, and other individuals to maximize fundraising and disability awareness participation and support of the ODMF mission and Special Events.

Qualifications:

  • Creativity, organization skills, and commitment to see the fundraiser through to the end
  • Interest in Fundraising and/or Marketing
  • Honesty and integrity

Commitment Expected:

  • The volunteer pledges to arrive on time and participate in the day’s events as needed
  • Must commit to at least 2 fundraising events a year
  • If creating their own fundraising event in support of ODMF, the volunteer should complete the event and communicate openly both ODMF staff and any supporters of the event. 100% of the proceeds will be received by ODMF. The volunteer must be explicit in explaining that the fundraising event is sponsored by the individual, not ODMF.

Other Competencies (skills, abilities, behavior):

  • Must possess a commitment to the belief that all people have the right to dignity, respect, opportunity and full community inclusion
  • Must have a philosophy that is consistent with the Mission, Vision, and Core Values of the organization

Orientation/Training:

Volunteers must read The Volunteer Handbook and take part in an orientation conducted by the Volunteer Coordinator/ODMF staff. Open Doors for Multicultural Families volunteers are encouraged to communicate with the Volunteer Coordinator/ODMF Staff at any step in the process with any comments, concerns, questions, etc.

Benefits:

There is no monetary compensation for this position

  • Community collaboration in fundraising/Marketing
  • Valuable experience in fundraising /Marketing
  • An Open Doors Certificate of Engagement Voluntarism/ Letter of Recommendation