MLK DAY 2019 DISASTER RELIEF WITH THE AFYA FOUNDATION
For 8th-12th Graders!
Once again, J-Teen Leadership, in partnership with AJC (American Jewish Committee) and Westchester County Youth Council, will be spearheading a Westchester-wide interfaith teen volunteer event with the AFYA Foundation in honor of MLK Day. J-Teen Leadership is co-sponsoring shipments of much needed humanitarian supplies to disaster victims.
FOLLOW THIS LINK TO REGISTER: http://bit.ly/JTeenMLK2019
Teens from all over Westchester will come together to sort and pack supplies, provided by teen-run collection drives, and prepare the shipments to be sent directly to the victims. More information on collection drives. Busing will be available from Northern Westchester:
Bet Torah Synagogue in Mount Kisco
60 Smith Avenue, Mount Kisco
Please click here to let us know your mode of transportation. If you do not intend to take the bus please click the option for taking your own transportation!
Event Chairs: Julia Goldstein, Arielle Schutt, Dan Silk
Community service certificates for 3 hours will be provided!
In partnership with AFYA, teens from J-Teen Leadership and Westchester County Youth Council will be setting up and running collection sites at schools, houses of worship, doctor's offices, local libraries, etc. all over Westchester County. See the map below for a collection site near you. Each site will be collecting the following items:
Personal Hygiene Supplies (such as shampoo, conditioner, soap etc.)
First Aid and Primary Care Supplies (such as band aids, neosporin etc.)
ABOUT THE AFYA FOUNDATION:
The Afya Foundation collects medical supplies and equipment from throughout the United States and ships these critical materials to health initiatives worldwide. Our model recognizes that each hospital, government and clinic abroad faces disparate public health conditions. We sort and categorize rescued supplies in order to ship individually tailored shipments to each partner.
Our regional network of medical supply donors and volunteers enables Afya to meet immediate humanitarian needs in areas devastated by natural disaster, public health crises or international conflicts in tandem with our long-term programs to address chronic health disparities. By reducing the amount of unused medical supplies in the US, Afya promotes efficient and environmentally aware healthcare practices at home while sustaining life abroad.
Afya takes pride in three areas of expertise:
RESCUEsurplus materials from hospitals utilizing a socially responsible and environmentally green mechanism.
SORTdonations with local volunteers engaged in our unique, structured and meaningful volunteer programs.
DELIVERhigh quality specifically requested materials thereby increasing access to healthcare in areas with urgent supply needs.
Help with Administrative Work at Afya Foundation!
Afya needs a volunteer to help with answering phones and taking messages at our Yonkers office. Additionally, volunteer will assist us in handling routine clerical and office support duties.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Primary responsibilities will consist of reception desk, administrative and office support duties
Printing and copying documents
Typing/document creation (i.e. Reports)
Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications (MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Adobe)
Excellent interpersonal, communication and writing skills
Well organized and able to multi-task
Ability to enter data accurately and efficiently into computer database
Self-motivated, flexible and works independently with limited supervision
Ability to execute tasks efficiently and with a sense of urgency and attention to detail
Punctual and team-oriented
Volunteering to help without being asked
HOW TO APPLY
For more information please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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-Evaluates needs, provides services and maintains records for clients.
-Follow up telephone calls to clients
-Refer Clients to community resources
-Perform Fiscal Reviews on Client Cases
-Conduct final reviews and close Cases
-Good Listening Skills
-Patience and understanding when working with individuals from diverse backgrounds
-Good organizational skills and attention to detail
-Good Oral and Written Communication Skills
-Bi Lingual a Plus
Extensive Training Provided for all vols! Come join this important team-can work remotely as well!
Must willing to come to Hawthorne, NY or Middletown, NY office at least once per week for 2-4 hrs for training and on going mentorship. Must be willing to devote approx 4-8 hrs/week volunteering.