Residential Advocate Volunteer


Cause Areas


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


104 Oakland AveRock Hill, SC 29730


Purpose: Provide supportive services to residents and staff at shelter

Supervisors: Shelter Coordinator Patti Drolshagen and Volunteer Coordinator Shelby Lewis


  • Support residents during daily routines such as cooking, cleaning, and working in computer room.
  • Assist shelter staff with office duties such as filing, intake and crisis calls
  • Communicate with staff regarding client progress, problem solving and monitoring
  • Provide resources and refer to other services as needed
  • Attend quarterly meetings of volunteer staff and shelter staff meetings
  • Contact supervisor regarding mandated reports of child abuse or suicide attempts

Learning Opportunities:

  • Receive working knowledge of services provided to victims and survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault and child abuse at Safe Passage
  • Gain in depth knowledge of current DV trends in York, Chester and Lancaster counties
  • Learn how to manage a residential facility with a diverse population
  • Cultivate an approach to help DV victims overcome psycho-social challenges as a result of domestic violence and poverty
  • Attend quarterly meetings of volunteer staff and shelter staff meetings
  • Develop familiarity with responsibilities of victim service providers
  • Network with community partners and government personnel.


  • Must be 18
  • Completion of 15 hours of volunteer training program
  • Completion of 10 hours of job shadowing with shelter staff and other staff members
  • Ability to remain non-judgmental and non-directive
  • Outgoing personality
  • Signing and adhering to confidentially pledge
  • Access to reliable transportation and phone service
  • Adherence to the philosophy, goals, and policies of Safe Passage
  • National child abuse and criminal clearances

Time Commitment: Minimum four hours per week

Availability: Flexible


  • Office Reception
  • Crisis Intervention
  • People Skills
  • Problem Solving
  • Multi-Tasking

Good Match For


Requirements & Commitment

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 4 hours per week

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