Life Skills and Activities Instructor


Cause Areas


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


104 Oakland AvenueRock Hill, SC 29730


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, or how to build a resume

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

Supervisors: Shelter Coordinator Patti Drolshagen and Volunteer Coordinator Shelby Lewis


  • 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


  • 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. Most classes are throughout the week at either 10am, 2pm or 8pm but can be held at other times.


  • Adult Education
  • People Skills
  • Problem Solving
  • Public Speaking
  • Relationship Building

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Requirements & Commitment

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Minimum two to three life skills courses per month

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