***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
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
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
Minimum two to three life skills courses per month
Providing supportive services to victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and child abuse in York, Chester, Lancaster and Union Counties
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
We'll work with your schedule.
This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.
February 22, 2021
Teaching / Instruction
Driver's License Needed
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.