IPV Educators provide educational presentations, workshops, and trainings about interpersonal violence in our community. These programs focus on dynamics of intimate partner/ domestic violence (IPV/ DV), lethality, myths/ facts, why people stay, DV/ IPV in families with children, and how to get help for you or a friend. Educators are trained to use strong facilitation skills to interactively engage diverse groups of participants with multiple learning modalities.
q To attend the 21-hour mandatory training.
q To shadow at least 1 presentation with a current community educator.
q To sign up for a mandatory mock presentation with Director of Education Programs or the CE Intern within two weeks of the last day of training.
q To successfully complete a mock presentation within 2 attempts.
q To commit to facilitate at least 3 sessions every 6 months, and to commit to volunteer at least 9 months.
q To contact the Director of Education programs at least 2 weeks in advance if you need to cancel.
q To try to contact the Director of Education Programs through all three of the following in an emergency situation in which you need to cancel: email ( email@example.com), work phone (919-968-4610), cell phone.
q To read all communication and to respond promptly (within 2 week).
q To be observed by the Director of Education Programs one time per year.
q To pick up materials that you will need from the Community Education book case in the Director of Education Programs’ office.
q To bring the technology and handouts that you will need (see the community educator material checklist and/or tabling checklist posted on the wall above the book case).
q To arrive at least 20 minutes prior to professional presentations and 15 minutes prior to tabling events.
q To arrange for transportation to/from the event (car, bus, bike, etc.)
q To be courteous, respectful, and friendly toward our community partners.
q To be extremely diligent, dependable, consistent, and on-time when facilitating your events.
q To use techniques and methods discussed in training to facilitate engaging interactive presentations/ workshops.
q To dress appropriately to your event. Consider season, location, time of day, etc. Please dress business casual.
q To refer survivors who disclose to the hotline.
q To abide by all mandatory reporting requirements and to inform the Director of Education Programs if a report needs to be made.
q To return CE evaluations to the designated receptacle within 1 week of the event.
q To update the CE Input data sheet with the # of attendees from your event(s) by the 3 rd of the following month.
DESIRED VOLUNTEER IDEALS
q Desire to help members of the community.
q Comfort in interacting with all people, regardless of race, creed, color, national origin, age, gender, disability, sexual orientation or gender identity.
q Responsibility, good judgment, sensitivity, and team spirit.
q Desire to learn about the Center and its mission, services and systems.
q Desire to learn about local agencies and organizations in the community.
q Comfort and experience in talking to and assisting people in difficult situations.
q Comfort and experience facilitating presentations/ public speaking.
q Highly organized, thorough, detail oriented, and able to multi-task.
q Ability to perform job duties with a high degree of initiative and professionalism; demonstrated sound judgment, and quality written and oral communication skills.
- Public Speaking
- Adult Education
- People Skills
- Community Outreach
- Teaching / Instruction
- Verbal / Written Communication
Good Match For
Requirements & Commitment
- Orientation or Training