Kansas City, Kansas

Migrant Services Volunteer

Migrant Farmworkers Assistance Fund -- Kansas City, Kansas

1- or 2-year term
Ages 20+
Mennonite Voluntary Service

 

 

  • Join a small team of migrant advocates providing direct service and accompaniment to migrant and seasonal farmworkers living in rural orchard labor camps.
  • Gain exposure and advocacy training in a wide variety of professional settings: medical, legal, social services, education, rural poverty issues.
  • Provide labor camp outreach to migrant farmworkers and their families, mostly Mexican and Mexican-American.
  • Provide advocacy, interpretation and transportation to medical and other appointments.
  • Assist with case management for farmworkers and their families to respond to health care, education and emergency service needs.
  • Interpret in legal, school and medical contexts (if desired by MVS volunteer.)
  • Co-coordinate and assist with MFAF's family and youth enrichment, leadership, community building programs for farmworkers and their families.
  • Assist with children and adult education programs, including tutoring, GED, ESL, health education, Women's Group and summer education and leadership programs.
  • File notes and office work at small office in midtown Kansas City.
  • Work in a small, energetic, fun team in our office in midtown Kansas City; co-workers are social-justice minded, active in local community activities and have diverse backgrounds and musical and food interests!

Website: www.migrantfarmworkersaf.org/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/migrantfarmworkersAF

Qualifications:

Start in the position, for orientation, no later than July 15

Enjoy direct service with people, getting to know them well and know their families and stories.
Mature and self-motivating.
Flexible.
Enjoy working with a team.
Fluency in Spanish is helpful, but not required.
Willing to work irregular hours (during the August through October migrant apple harvest season).
Must have a valid US driver's license and good driving record.
Experience with Latinos in the U.S. is helpful, but not required.
Interest in learning more about migrant farmworkers in the U.S.



 Program info

 

 

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 Program site

 

 

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Constituent ID: 120199