Narika, the domestic violence advocacy organization, has been doing stellar work in the Bay Area for several years now. The non-profit started by offering a help-line and advocacy services but in recent years the dedicated staff and volunteers have expanded their scope to helping victims of abuse and disadvantaged women re-establish their lives and become financially independent. Their SEED program(South Asian Economic Empowerment Development) teaches women life skills and helps them get back on their feet.
Now Narika needs your help. Can you speak English fluently? Then you can become a volunteer for Narika and make a difference in just two or so hours a month.
Narika has launched a language exchange program to help women with spoken English practice. Volunteers are paired with graduates from the SEED program in Fremont and practice speaking English one-on-one for an hour a month and then follow up via phone to continue practicing for 20 minutes a week.
Narika is looking for at least 5 volunteers to help with this program. The total time involved is very, very reasonable and perfect for stay-at-home moms who have an hour or two to spare here and there.
Contact Atashi Chakravarty at 510.444.6024 if you are interested. If you think you can spare some more time on other volunteer activities, more information can be found here.
Here are the dates for the one-on-one meetings. Meetings will take place at the Fremont Resource Center at 3:30 on the first Saturday of each month. 39155 Liberty St # A110, Fremont, CA 94538. (510) 574-2000
June 13, 2009
July 11, 2009
August 8, 2009
September 12, 2009
October 10, 2009
November 14, 2009