KCCD is doing a great job in opening new opportunities for people and helping them to change their lives for the better.
At KCCD I got an opportunity to meet different people and to learn about different cultures. On the technical side I learnt quite a few accounting tools - like Quickbooks for bookkeeping and Time Trax for payroll. It was a enriching experience to have assisted in preparing for the annual audit of KCCD transactions from Jan 2013 to Dec 2013. Next I worked with Maria Luisa on drafting and improving the accounting procedures in line with the audit recommendations.
KCCD has been a very encouraging and motivating organization. It has helped me in staying positive and having the courage to chase my dreams. It helped meet some important people and make some good friends and I am obliged to be a part of it. Thank you.
Although my time in KCCD was short (not even two months!), I gained a lot of valuable work experiences as well as tips that would prove useful in my everyday life. Some of the many work experiences gained include: customer service, promptness, accuracy/exactness, Excel, ConstantContact, multitasking, and coordinating with others. I have also gained priceless experiences where I probably would not have gotten anywhere else, such as getting into contact with the media, banks, and government officials! However, what I thought was most valuable to me were the small lessons taught here and there, such as the organization (thank God), patience (through teaching the Computer Class), the importance of making connections, Constant And Never-ending Improvement (CANI), and having a good start and making a greater exit. Overall, my experience at KCCD is something that I wouldn't have gained from anywhere else. Thank you very much for providing me with the opportunity to be part of this wonderful organization/community!!!
As an incoming high school senior, I joined KCCD as a volunteer over the summer because my family and I saw it as an opportunity to see how connections can be formed between church, community service, and business, all of which have had a huge impact on my life thus far. Being a high school volunteer in a workplace run by adults was frightening initially, and I was honestly afraid of being an intruder in the already tight-knitted family of KCCD. Thankfully, I could not have been more wrong. I was immediately welcomed into the KCCD family and everyone treated me in a respectful manner. The staff were more than welcome to explain what their individual jobs were and how they impacted the community. Their dedication and passion to their work was truly a blessing to see, and whether they were teaching me how to work certain programs or explaining current situations regarding discrimination, poverty, and delinquency in the community, they did so with joy and a willing heart. Not only did I learn basic skills regarding communication and business (e-mail blasts, research, PowerPoints, spreadsheets and forms, etc.), but I also became much more aware of what life was like beyond the boundaries of my comfort zones of school and home. The world is full of problems and injustice, and through my time here at KCCD, I was awakened to this reality and to the desperation needed in promoting community development and awareness. Though community service had always been an integral part of who I am, never before had I seen how essential and important these acts of servitude were until during my time as a volunteer. Seeing my work (no matter how minute the tasks seemed to be at the moment) develop and assist KCCD in realizing its mission to better the communities and help the individuals that compose such societies was truly a blessing, and has inspired me to continue serving others. In addition, the ability to work together with a group of individuals who have much more experience than me allowed me to grow in my maturity and helped me realize that people of different genders, races, and ages can all come together in order to fulfill a common agenda. Though I would struggle and mess up at times, my family here would always pick me up and provide continuous support, a quality that is hardly prevalent in this society that is so focused on oneself and one's own success. Here at KCCD, I experienced selflessness and dedication beyond the norm. Perhaps, however, these rare occasions of compassion should be the norm in society, and I hope to illustrate such levels of service and devotion in all that I do in the future. Though my time at KCCD as a volunteer is over, I will always retain the relationships, lessons, and experiences that I have gained here. As I continue to develop into an adult, I will build upon my time here and continue to make a difference in the community (both locally and globally). Thank you KCCD. May God continue to bless this organization, its staff, its members, its associates, and everyone involved in such an amazing movement! John Choi Albert Einstein Academy (12th grade)
As a volunteer at KCCD, I have learned to be fearless in my identity as an Asian American Christian Woman, and became empowered to be an edifying contribution to our Nation's direction and future. From the beginning, the staff as well as Ms. Im personally inquired and sought to invest into the development of my aspirations. I attained hands-on experiences with major projects and had the privilege to encounter various notable individuals. Though I came to KCCD with just a general passion for human rights, advocacy, and equal opportunity for all, being exposed to such a real-life momentum of change within the Asian American Christian Community led by KCCD has equipped me with an immense amount of clarity and focus as to the direction God is leading me. My time at KCCD has been not only a blessing but a true inspiration.
KCCD is looking for volunteers who have a passion and desire to serve their communities and be a voice for society. KCCD has a reputation for empowering the Korean/Asian community and advocacy, providing resources and opportunities to the underprivileged and underserved. Our volunteer program offers a variety of opportunities depending on the volunteer’s availability, interest, and capacity.
Opportunities range from one-time service activities at events to more ongoing, dedicated short term, long term, off-site,or pro-bono service opportunities. Volunteer opportunities are available for students at high school, college and graduate student levels for which they may also receive credits towards their academic units. In addition, professionals and non-students have also provided pro-bono services. Outreach is another important role of our volunteers. Outreach is done by volunteers in the form of identifying and referring potential recipients of our services. One-time volunteer opportunities at our events include translating, ushering, registration, photography, videotaping, set up, security, and other related services. Off-site opportunities include translation work of collateral materials to design and development of promotional materials.
Other opportunities include providing administrative and office support such as: answering calls, receiving and directing visitors, and data entry. Professional volunteer opportunities have included providing legal, accounting, IT technical assistance, real estate advice and other professional expertise.
For volunteers who can give a minimum 15 hours/week commitment, volunteers contribute and gain experience in the following areas:
KCCD is committed to the leadership development of our volunteers. Volunteers have the opportunity to contribute and propose new projects or program ideas. In addition, as part of KCCD’s commitment to our volunteer’s leadership development, volunteers are provided with off-site training opportunities such as grant writing and media relations as well as opportunities to attend special events and meet elected officials, media, and key leaders – both at local and national levels. In addition, the CEO meets with each of the volunteers on a monthly basis.
Currently, volunteers are recognized in the following ways:
What is the President’s Volunteer Service Award?
The President’s Volunteer Service Award is given to individuals by the President’s Council in order to recognize and encourage all Americans to contribute to communities by volunteering or through civic participation. The President’s Council on Service and Civic Participation provides the award on behalf of the President of the United States. Korean Churches for Community Development is a certifying organization who will nominate and distribute to qualified volunteers who are highly distinguished and meet the eligibility criteria.
Award criteria are as follows:
Eligibility requirements for Presidential recognition are determined by age groups and the number of volunteer hours produced over the course of a 12-month period or lifetime.
Award eligibility is as follows: