Family Life Center Foundation - Ruth's Safe Haven


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


1507 - 9th Street NWWashington, DC 20001


Ruth's Safe Haven Emergency Housing for Women and Children is a program of the Family Life Center Foundation, which is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit in the District of Columbia. The mission and long-term goal of the Ruth’s Safe Haven is to work towards the elimination of violence and oppression against women and their children and provide emergency housing and support services for victims/survivors of domestic violence. Ruth’s Safe Haven is dedicated to meeting human needs and giving women and children the opportunity to re-define themselves, without discrimination. Ruth’s delivers services based on a commitment to responding to people’s physical, emotional, and spiritual needs. This commitment and responsiveness is deeply rooted in the Family Life Center Foundation’s 35-year history of empowering and strengthening families and communities.

Ruth’s is open 24/7; consequently, we need volunteers around the clock in 4 to 6 hour shifts to

  • answer phones and transfer to the appropriate staff member
  • take and distribute accurate messages
  • greet public and clients and direct them to the correct staff member
  • fax, scan and copy documents
  • maintain office filing and storage systems
  • monitor and maintain office supplies
  • keep office area clean and tidy

Key Competencies:

  • excellent customer service skills, general
  • general knowledge of Microsoft Office
  • verbal and written communication skills
  • problem solving ability
  • attention to detail; accuracy
  • flexibility
  • reliability
  • teamwork
  • patience
  • empathy

Background in social work, psychiatry/psychology, coaching/counseling, mentoring a plus. Background check required.


  • Life Coaching
  • Spiritual Healing
  • Administrative Support
  • Customer Service
  • People Skills
  • Multi-Tasking

Good Match For


Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 40
  • 30 hours per week
  • flexibility with schedule; available for some holidays

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