Artemis House Volunteer


(38.93527,-77.37371)
 

Cause Areas

When

It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.

Where

12310 Pinecrest Road #304Reston, VA 20191

About

Organization Background:

Shelter House, Inc. is a community­based, non­profit organization serving homeless families and victims of domestic violence in Fairfax County, Virginia. Artemis House is Fairfax County’s only 24­hour emergency shelter for individuals and families fleeing domestic and sexual violence and human trafficking. For more information, please visit our website at http://shelterhouse.org.

Summary of Position:

Artemis House is seeking volunteers to assist with coverage and supervision of the domestic violence shelter. Student volunteers will, with Artemis House staff, serve as a first point of contact for client needs and support. This position is responsible for crisis intervention, facilities management, ensuring the safe and efficient operation of the front desk and maintaining a positive living environment within the shelter.

Duties and Responsibilities:

● Ensure the safe functioning of the shelter and maintain a safe environment for clients.

● Monitor all calls and inquiries while maintaining confidentiality at all times.

● Answer crisis calls from the Fairfax County Domestic Violence Hotline and complete safety plans and needs assessments.

● Update the daily log by documenting all interactions with clients and any other significant events in the shelter.

● Work closely with case managers to support and reinforce the client’s service plan and maintain ongoing communication regarding client progress.

● Complete efficient shift exchange with incoming/ outgoing staff and report on the day’s activities in order to maintain consistency throughout the day.

● Ensure all documentation pertaining to the Shelter House log is completed and in compliance with agency best practice.

● Evaluate and provide for basic needs of shelter clients while on shift. Distribute household items, toiletries and other items to clients as needed.

● Maintain the dignity and confidentiality of all clients during service delivery.

● Conduct assessments and intakes for clients in imminent danger seeking a safe haven.

● Exemplify the Shelter House core values; Collaboration, Accountability, Respect and Empowerment

Skills

  • Administrative Support
  • Multi-Tasking
  • People Skills
  • Relationship Building
  • Verbal / Written Communication

Good Match For

People 55+ Group

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 4-5 hours at least once a month.
  • TB test required.
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