Narika Volunteers

Narika volunteers are the backbone of our organization, and help us with our crucial work. Together, we can create positive change in our community and enable people to lead healthy and happy lives.

How can you help?

Narika volunteers are the backbone of our organization and contribute tremendously to our crucial work. We welcome all individuals to apply as volunteers who are committed to our cause. Volunteer opportunities can range from short term to long term, and locally or remotely. Volunteers can help with fundraising, marketing, outreach, event planning/coordination, volunteer recruitment, client advocacy, administrative help, and much more. We ask that volunteers commit four hours per month for at least a one year volunteership period. Please fill out the volunteer application and our volunteer coordinator will be in touch with you soon!

VOLUNTEERING OPPORTUNITIES

- In-Office Help:

During the weekdays, we welcome all volunteers to help at our office location. These positions are for energetic individuals who are happy pitching in with tasks ranging from designing flyers to reorganizing our inventory.

- Community Outreach and Education:

Narika is often requested to be at community events to share our message and raise awareness about domestic violence. We need volunteers to staff our information tables, recruit new volunteers, and solicit donations. Past events have included San Francisco Yoni Ki Baat performances, Sevathon, Desi Comedy Festival, the Fremont gurdwara, and many more local events. These positions are for volunteers who are outgoing and comfortable with public speaking.

- Self-Empowerment and Economic Development (SEED):

Our SEED sessions are taught by trained volunteer instructors who are familiar with our culture and can donate their time to help recent immigrants gain economic independence. In addition to volunteer instructors, we also need session volunteers who can support smaller groups of participants, and childcare volunteers who can watch the participants’ children during the sessions (usually on the weekends). If interested, please contact seed@narika.org .

- Helpline and Survivor Support:

Each year, Narika fields over 1000 calls and emails requesting assistance for South Asian survivors of domestic violence. We need dedicated helpline volunteers to check our voicemail, or act as translators on behalf of our client. If interested, please contact narika@narika.org.

- Events and Fundraising:

Narika hosts one Gala fundraiser per year, along with many smaller events such as happy hours/dinners in partnership with other organizations. Volunteers can staff events, lead planning processes, and solicit donations from local organizations and corporations.

- Remote Opportunities:

Remote opportunities include website design, social media management, calling our partners/volunteers, flyering, writing original essays/poems regarding our work, and publicizing our events and programs in our community.

*We are always open to your suggestions and feedback for new ways you can contribute to our cause. 

Please sign up and make a difference today

Narika Volunteer Application Form

Name *
Name
Date of Birth *
Date of Birth
(used for internal celebrations)
Address *
Address
Home Phone
Home Phone
Work Phone
Work Phone
Cell Phone
Cell Phone
If you have any social media accounts (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Linkedin, etc.), please list their links
If student, please list where and your major/area of interest
What are the best times to reach you to do a 15 minute phone interview?
Please indicate the days and times when you are available to volunteer * Write all of the days (Sunday through Saturday) and times at which you are available each week
Interests *
Please Indicate the Volunteer Opportunities you are interested in with Narika Check all of the work you are interested in
Region *
An integral part of Narika’s work depends on the distribution of our materials (flyers, resource cards etc) and we need volunteers to help us accomplish this. Please indicate which Bay Area regions are most convenient for you to flyer
Please list current and previous Volunteer and/or Community Experience
What do you hope to gain from your volunteer experience with Narika?
What is your exposure to South Asian Culture?
How much of an awareness/exposure do you feel you have in regards to issues concerning domestic violence?
Do you have any special skills or interests that might be helpful to Narika?
Do you read/write/speak any South Asian languages? Please specify, and state how comfortable you would feel using your language abilities with a client
Is there anything else you want us to know?