API Chaya brings together long-term community work and valuable experience of Chaya (formed 1996) and the Asian & Pacific Islander Safety Center (formed 1993). Both organizations were created by passionate, visionary founding mothers who volunteered their time, resources and efforts to build a support system for the Asian, South Asian and Pacific Islander communities. It is the efforts of these and many other volunteers that make us realize how significant and integral our volunteer program is for the achievement of our mission and our sustainability.

Volunteer Program

API Chaya volunteers can take part in many different projects to achieve one or more of the following:

  • Reach out to the communities we serve and connect them to our services.
  • Create awareness around the issues of domestic violence, sexual assault and human trafficking and engage our communities to address these issues.
  • Help our advocates address the needs of people we serve.

Volunteer Benefits

  • To receive training on domestic violence, sexual assault and human trafficking in order to build skills and/or support friends and community members who are dealing with violence in their lives
  • To engage and learn from our experienced staff, visionary founding mothers and community leaders
  • To be treated as equal partners jointly responsible for accomplishment of the agency’s mission
  • To be part of informative and exciting events

Volunteers are required to attend the Natural Helpers training to understand our vision, and the scope and depth of our work. Additional trainings will be recommended as needed.

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, please contact volunteer@apichaya.org