Enhancing the quality of life for all refugees from Burma in Minnesota

Volunteer

Are you interested in serving refugees from Burma? We would love to have you volunteer at KOM!

We offer short-term and long-term volunteer opportunities in a variety of positions. KOM volunteers assist with youth mentoring, interpretation/translation, data entry, public transit training, driving clients to appointments and more. Fill out and submit the volunteer application below and you will be contacted within 1-3 business days. Contact Rebekah Jacobson at 651-202-3112 or rjacobson@mnkaren.org with any questions. Thank you for your interest in volunteering!

Current Volunteer Positions

Karen Interpreter – Are you bilingual in Karen and English languages? KOM is looking for an interpreter to assist our Ramsey County Financial Worker on Tuesday afternoons from 1:00-4:00pm at KOM’s office. The interpreter will interpret for walk-in clients and learn about Ramsey County public assistance programs. Fluency in Sgaw Karen and English required; fluency in Karenni, Pwo Karen, Burmese or Thai a plus. 3-month minimum commitment.

Volunteer Receptionist – Are you bilingual in Karen and English languages? KOM is looking for a volunteer receptionist to staff the front desk on Tuesday mornings from 8:30am-12:00pm at KOM’s office. The receptionist will answer phone calls, help clients make appointments with KOM staff, and translate documents. Fluency in Sgaw Karen and English required; fluency in Karenni, Pwo Karen, Burmese or Thai a plus. 3-month minimum commitment.


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