Bridging the Communications Gap for Immigrants and Refugees in Minnesota

Volunteer

ECHO’s team of dedicated volunteers donate over 1,000 hours of their time annually.  If you’re interested in working with us, you can:

Volunteer with ECHO!
Be an ECHO Ambassador
You and your group can share vital health and safety information with families in our community.
ECHO has DVDs and educational resources in a variety of languages that can make a difference in someone’s life.  
2013 group and individual volunteer opportunities:
What: Secure360 World Walk/Run 
Where: Upper Landing Park, in downtown Saint Paul
When: May 13, 2013 from 4:30 to 6:30 and from 6:00 to 8:00
Need: 8 volunteers needed to help with the race
What: Twin Cities World Refugee Day
Where: Wellstone Center, Neighborhood House, Saint Paul
When: June 15, 2013 from Noon to 3:00
Need: 2-5 volunteers needed to share ECHO resources with refugees in our community
What: Fair for Limited English Speakers
Where: Blaine Human Service Center
When: August 22, 2013 from 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Need: 2-5 volunteers needed to share ECHO resources with refugees in our communit

Be an ECHO Ambassador:  You and your group can share vital health and safety information with families in our community.  ECHO has DVDs and educational resources in a variety of languages that can make a difference in someone’s life.  

To sign up, contact Lauren at rimestad@echominnesota.org or 651-789-4337.

 

Become an ECHO community spokesperson:  Community spokespeople serve limited English speaking communities in a variety of ways.

  • ECHO TV hosts lend their talent to our monthly programming, presenting health and safety information on-camera.
  • ECHO Captioners provide open-captions for ECHO’s multi-language television programs in English, to aid ECHO TV viewers in learning English.  
  • ECHO Ambassadors attend community events to put ECHO’s critical resources in the hands of the limited English speakers who need them most.
  • Behind-the-scenes:  ECHO spokespeople also provide the voices for ECHO’s phoneline, bringing timely health and safety tips to hundreds of Minnesotans in 10 languages.

To volunteer as an ECHO spokesperson, submit your resume to wanduragala@echominnesota.org and let us know how you would like to serve!

Volunteer in ECHO’s Offices:  With over 18,000 immigrants and refugees arriving in Minnesota every week, there is always work to be done to ensure that everyone can be healthy, be safe and be ready.  If you are interested in volunteering in ECHO’s offices, check volunteer opportunities we have posted on MCN's website or email info@echominnesota.org.