If you feel you want to help people and can be of assistance to Ebony's activities in any way, please do not hesitate. Get in touch with us now!
We may not be able to compensate your efforts with money, but there is a much bigger and nobler reward: true appreciation from the people you help and the awareness that YOU are contributing to make this world a better place to live.
We are currently looking for volunteers for the following positions:
-Phone operators (Emergency hotline)
-Lawyers, Legal advisers
-Psychologist (child and adult)
Please read the detailed information about the positions and projects as listed below:
Position: Voluntary worker
Responsibilities: Helping to prepare Ebony's programs, and assisting during the programs (events, gatherings, conferences, etc,) as well as participating in the promotion (distributing posters and sharing fliers).
Requirements: Reliability, friendly personality
Responsibilities: Developing and maintaining the Website of Ebony African Organization
Requirements: High level computer and web site building knowledge, creativity, reliability
Position: Phone operator
Project: Non-stop emergency hotline for the members of the African Diaspora that can be called for free, in case of crisis situations, such as being attacked or victimized, being mistreated by the police, immigration office or other authorities, in case of losing documents, etc.
Description: The "front office" of the hotline works with several volunteering phone operators. The operators work on regular shifts organized by a coordinator. The assignment includes night and weekend shifts as well, the shifts are taken also on a voluntary basis.
Responsibilities: Answering emergency phone calls, documenting each call and situation reported, giving advice and relevant contact information, and if needed acting instantly, according to the seriousness of the situation.
Requirements: Fluent Hungarian and English knowledge, reliability, flexibility, empathy, attending a short preparation course and acquiring sufficient understanding of facts and data required for the position.
Position: Lawyer, Legal adviser
Project: Legal assistance service
Description: Free legal advice two times a week - 2-3 hours - Africans, especially newcomers are repeatedly misled, deceived, used and frustrated by false information, lack of help and ignorance. Migrant cases, acquiring legal status, such as asylum seeking, applying for resident permits, work permits; family visas are often rejected as a result of the applicant?s lack of appropriate information.
Non-stop, free legal assistance in emergency cases - this service is rendered to those who are being attacked, assaulted or victimized, being mistreated, arrested or detained by the police, immigration office or other authorities, being openly discriminated against or being deliberately deprived from practicing their human or civil rights.
Responsibilities: The free legal advice involves answering questions about different kinds of legal matters, e.g. about asylum seeking, resident permits, legal ways of responding to discrimination issues. It also means giving further advice and other relevant information. The non-stop legal assistance service includes immediate action upon call, meaning going to police stations, immigration offices, jails, the airport, etc. It also includes night and weekend shifts as well, the shifts are taken also on a voluntary basis. The shifts are arranged by a coordinator. Both positions require the appropriate documentation of each case. Participating in a working group to prepare enlightening, educational materials, brochures and workshops on human and civil rights, official reports to local and international organizations is optional.
Requirements: You must be a lawyer, a graduate of law, or an advanced law student. Fluent Hungarian and English knowledge, flexibility, empathy, deep knowledge of human and civil rights, Hungarian and EU immigration, refugee laws, asylum seeking, and general policy on foreigners is needed.
Position: Psychologist (child and adult), social worker
Project: Transform your differences into your strength!
Description: This complex project comprises of helping individuals and different kinds of family units to understand and accept their distinctive identities, to realize how common multicultural and multiracial identity is in our modern world, and be able to use the cultural differences they happen to live with, in a productive way through counseling, workshops and publishing brochures, essays and articles. The project includes counseling for mixed couples in order to be able to overcome and accept their differences, for single Hungarian parents with Afro-Hungarian children to understand the importance of teaching their children, or at least giving them the chance to learn about African heritage and how to understand their identities. It also includes counseling for Afro-Hungarian children from a very early age, and young adults, helping them to recognize and accept their often dual identities as a sole unit.
Responsibilities: Counseling, answering online questions, working as part of a working group to prepare enlightening, educational materials, brochures and workshops.
Requirements: You must be a psychologist, or an advanced psychology student, or a social worker. Fluent Hungarian and English knowledge, familiarity with African, as well as Hungarian culture, practices and values is needed.
Position: Assistant editor
Project: African Radio Programs in Civil Radio and Tilos Radio
Description: The regularly aired programs comprise of music, news and several topics including politics, economy, culture, arts, history, sports, community, events, country introduction, African recipes, quiz, introduction of new books, films, CD-s, upcoming events.
Responsibilities: After the areas the applicant is interested in are chosen, he/she will be required to, on a regular basis, prepare and compile information, attention-grabbing facts about the topic of the given area, chosen by the editors for the upcoming radio programs. Bringing new theme ideas will also be very welcomed.
Requirements: Fluent Hungarian and/or English knowledge, creativity, punctuality, good composing and spelling skills, fine understanding of, and being up to date on the chosen area needed.
To become our volunteer please contact us by e-mail, or phone!