Crisis Advocate Volunteer


(34.9121,-81.0054)
 

Cause Areas

When

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

Where

Downtown Rock HillRock Hill, SC 29730

About

Purpose: to provide support to victims of abuse over the phone and in-person

Supervisor(s): DeNea Means, Domestic Violence Coordinator, Hannah Mobley, Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Advocate, Volunteer Coordinator, Shelby Lewis

Qualifications:

  • Must be 18 years of age
  • Completion of 15 hours Volunteer Training
  • Ability to remain non-judgmental and non-directive
  • Willingness to work through emergency situations with calm and collective demeanor
  • Singing and adhering to confidentially pledge
  • Access to reliable transportation and phone service
  • Adherence to the philosophy, goals, and policies of Safe Passage

Responsibilities:

  • Answer crisis calls or in person crisis interviews
  • Complete crisis in-take assessment sheet
  • Provide adequate information to potential clients about services
  • Work with staff to provide additional resources and emergency shelter services as needed
  • Support callers in creating a safety plan as needed
  • Attend quarterly meetings of volunteer staff
  • Contact supervisor regarding mandated reports or child abuse or suicide attempts

Learning opportunities:

  • Receive working knowledge of services provided to victims and survivors or domestic violence, sexual assault, and child abuse at Safe Passage
  • Gain experience in working with victims of abuse in emergency situations
  • Learn about community resources available to those in need
  • Develop familiarity with responsibilities of victim service providers
  • Network with community partners and government personnel
  • Work to create a culture of change pertaining to violence against adults and children

Time commitment: minimum 5 hours per month

Availability: Flexible

Skills

  • Office Reception
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Administrative Support
  • Customer Service

Good Match For

N/A

Requirements & Commitment

  • minimum 5 hours per month

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