Volunteer Application

Thank you for your interest in applying to volunteer with the Afghan Alliance of Maryland! Volunteers are crucial in providing support to Afghans in both immediate needs and long-term integration. From providing transportation to helping with job applications, there are many ways to volunteer.  


After we receive and review your application you will be invited to complete a background check. Like the national resettlement agencies, the Afghan Alliance of Maryland requires background checks for all volunteers over 18 years old. The cost is $21.95. We thank you for your understanding as these screenings are necessary to ensure the safety of our new Afghan neighbors. 


If you have any questions, please email us at afghanalliance@beluminus.org. 

Volunteer Information
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Categories with Subcategories
Language
Interpretation
Translation

Government
SNAP
Medicaid
Unemployment
Unpaid Wage Claim
Birth Certificate
U.S. Passport
Non-U.S. Passport
Social Security Card
Social Security Benefits
Child Support
Consumer Complaints
MVA Appointment
Proof of Address
Referral
Other

Housing
Referral
Other
Basic Needs
Food Pantry
Clothing
Car Seats
Energy Assistance
Referral
Other

Education
School Enrollment
Headstart
Tutoring/ESL
School Supplies
Referral
Other

Legal
Referral - Luminus Legal
Referral - Other Legal
Other

Transportation

Neighborride
Referral
Other
Career/Skills
Computer Literacy
Financial Literacy
Citizenship Classes
Job Applications
Career Readiness Skills
English Tutoring
Referral
Other

Health
Insurance
Mental Health
Medical Bills
Vaccine
Referral
Other

Other
Welcome Visit
Items Needed
Referral
Other






All information concerning clients, former clients, our staff, volunteers, and financial data, and
business records of the Afghan Alliance of Maryland, part of Luminus Network for New Americans, is
confidential.

“Confidential” means that you are free to talk about the organization, about your program and
your role, but you are not permitted to disclose clients’ names or talk about them in ways that will make
their identity known. No information may be released without appropriate authorization. This is a basic
component of client care and business ethics. The board of directors, staff and our clients rely on paid
and volunteer staff to conform to this rule of confidentiality. Luminus expects you to respect the privacy
of clients and to maintain their personal and financial information as confidential. All records dealing
with specific clients must be treated as confidential. Staff members are responsible for maintaining the
confidentiality of information relating to other staff members and volunteers, in addition to clients.
Failure to maintain confidentiality may result in termination of your employment, or other corrective
action. This policy is intended to protect you as well as Luminus because in extreme cases, violations of
this policy also may result in personal liability. 
 
ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF CONFIDENTIALITY OF CLIENT INFORMATION I agree to treat as confidential all
information about clients or former clients and their families that I learn during the performance of my
duties with Luminus Network for New Americans and as an AFGHAN ALLIANCE VOLUNTEER, and I
understand that it would be a violation of policy to disclose such information to anyone without
checking first with my supervisor.

By submitting this form, I am agreeing to the confidentiality terms described above.