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Life Skill Instructor Volunteers Needed for Survivors of Abuse

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Safe Passage, Inc.

  • A group opportunity. Invite your friends.
  • 37 people are interested
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***COVID-19 has directly impacted the entire globe. Others who are directly impacted are survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, and child abuse. It has limited the opportunities for these survivors to have proper outlets from the abusive situation in which they live. For this reason, we are asking for the community to reach out to their loved ones as much as possible, be there for friends and family who may be victims of abuse, and volunteer at your local domestic violence, sexual assault, and child abuse crisis center. If you are in the York, Chester, Lancaster, or Union areas, we'd love to have you join us in supporting survivors and ending abuse!

What is a Life Skill?

A life skill is anything that could benefit a survivor to help them in their future. An example would be a class on how to dress for an interview, how to build a resume, self care activities and children activities.

Purpose: To provide the necessary tools for survivors to become self-sufficient and provide fun and educational activities for adults and children

Responsibilities:

  • Facilitate the life skills program
  • Assist in the research and development of materials necessary to supplement the curriculum
  • Communicate with staff regarding client progress, problem solving and monitoring
  • Tutor and mentor clients when necessary
  • Enhance current curriculum to include volunteer services and outside educators
  • Develop and provide materials for the program
  • Attend quarterly meetings of volunteer staff
  • Contact supervisor regarding mandated reports of child abuse or suicide attempts

Qualifications:

  • Must be 18
  • Competition of 15 hours of volunteer training program
  • Completion of shadowing of shelter staff and other staff members/volunteers
  • Ability to remain non-judgmental and non-directive
  • Passion for teaching and mentoring adults and children
  • Compassionate yet empowering survivors to take control of their lives
  • Signing and adhering to confidentially pledge
  • Advocacy skills for victims in crisis
  • Access to reliable transportation and phone service
  • Adherence to the philosophy, goals, and policies of Safe Passage
  • National child abuse and criminal clearances

Learning Opportunities:

  • Receive working knowledge of services provided to victims and survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, and child abuse at Safe Passage
  • Gain experience in working with children and adults who are survivors of abuse
  • Learn how to manage a classroom and teach a diverse community
  • Develop familiarity with responsibilities of victim service providers
  • Network with community partners
  • Work to create a culture of change pertaining to violence against adults and children

Time Commitment:

Minimum two to three life skills courses per month

Availability:

Scheduled on a monthly basis.

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About Safe Passage, Inc.

Location:

104 Oakland Ave, Rock Hill, SC 29730, US

Mission Statement

Providing supportive services to victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and child abuse in York, Chester, Lancaster and Union Counties

Description

Safe Passage was established for the purpose of offering supportive services to families living in abuse so they could make changes in their lives and eliminate violence. We work every day to empower survivors, eliminate the abuse, engage the community, and engender change.

Program services include emergency shelter for domestic violence victims and their minor children, adult and child counseling, advocacy, 24-hour hospital accompaniment for sexual assault victims, community referrals, education, support groups, and parenting classes. Services which are offered for shelter residents are also available for non-residential clients.

Advocacy & Human Rights
Children & Youth
Crisis Support

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.

SKILLS

  • Adult Education
  • People Skills
  • Problem Solving
  • Public Speaking
  • Relationship Building
  • Teaching / Instruction

GOOD FOR

  • Kids
  • Teens
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Minimum one to three hours per month
  • Be passionate about teaching others, and have good people skills.

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