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Family Support Volunteer (Children's Advocacy Center)

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ORGANIZATION: Safe Passage

  • 85 people are interested
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POSITION: Family Support Volunteer
SUPERVISOR: Volunteer Coordinator

PURPOSE OF POSITION:
Welcome families and professionals to Safe Passage and assist the Staff to provide a child-friendly, private,
comfortable and supportive environment for child victims of abuse.

COMMITMENT:
(Flexible) One 4-5 hour shift per week. Commitment term of at least 6 months requested.
Shifts are typically 8:00-1:00, 11:00-3:00 (volunteers only), or 12:00-5:00 on weekdays (M-F) and remain consistent
week to week.


DUTIES:

1. Greeting and answering questions for families as they arrive at Safe Passage; becoming the obvious, visible
presence in the waiting area for children, teens, and their families.
2. Provide age appropriate and companionable playroom supervision, providing snacks, drinks, and playroom cleanup.
3. Sitting and conversing with teens in the waiting area.
4. Daily duties will include stocking snacks/supplies, sanitizing toys and high traffic areas, organizing and
straightening guest and stock areas, and other tasks relatingto our basic functioning.
5. Other tasks may include but are not limited to: copying, shredding, addressing/stamping mailings,
assembling pamphlets/handbooks, or assisting with general clerical duties.
6. Taking initiative to find special/extra projects when there is downtime.
7. Ability and willingness to accept the most effective role at any given time.


BASIC REQUIREMENTS:

1. Complete an application and provide three references as stipulated.
2. Be eighteen (18) years of age or older.
3. Possess no felony convictions, nor be listed on the Central Registry for Child Protection.
4. Must understand confidentiality and the personal commitment to maintain confidentiality at all
times. Must sign a confidentiality statement.
5. Participate in a pre-service interview with the Volunteer Coordinator.
6. Have access to reliable transportation and to telephone.


SKILL/ABILITY REQUIREMENTS:

1. Individuals with skills and/or professional experience in working with children and teens preferred.
2. Consistently keep all meetings and volunteer shift commitments as agreed upon.
3. Ability to establish rapport and create comfort level with children and accompanying caregivers.
4. Conduct oneself in a professional manner at all times when representing Safe Passage.
5. Maintain a positive and accepting demeanor when relating to others of varying backgrounds and life circumstances.
6. Maintain confidentiality in all information pertaining to clients and cases.
7. Ability to communicate effectively and professionally both verbally and in writing.
8. Willingness to volunteer within the guidelines, policies and standards of Safe Passage.

*We have an application and interview process which includes references and a background check.

Shifts are typically 8:00-1:00, 11:00-3:00, and 12:00-5:00 on weekdays.

We ask for 4+ hours per week for a period of at least 6 months.

We invite you to find out more!

After submitting an inquiry, you'll receive an automated email from volunteer match with an application.

* PLEASE check your spam folder if you don't receive an application within 24 hours.

For questions, please contact:

Laila Jaffer
(719)636-2460
volunteercoordinator@safepassagecac.org

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About Safe Passage

Location:

2335 Robinson Street, Colorado Springs, CO 80904, US

Mission Statement

Safe Passage gives abused children a voice and enables the healing process by acting as the single source of contact for medical, investigative and legal services. Safe Passage serves children, from birth to the age of 18, as well as developmentally delayed adults, who are victims of sexual or physical abuse and/or are witnesses to violent crime(s).

Description

Our center is focused on providing a friendly, safe and neutral environment for children and their parent(s) or guardian(s). We assist primarily in the investigation of child abuse cases by having our center available to all partner agencies including the Department of Human Services and law enforcement. We also have trained professionals that conduct the initial investigative forensic interview with child victims and we provide family support advocates to give information and referrals to family members. Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners are available to conduct forensically sound examinations of child abuse survivors. We also provide court preparation and court support for children who are needed to testify.

CAUSE AREAS

Advocacy & Human Rights
Children & Youth
Crisis Support
Advocacy & Human Rights, Children & Youth, Crisis Support

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

2335 Robinson StreetSafe Passage Children's Advocacy CenterColorado Springs, CO 80904

(38.84227,-104.86439)
 

SKILLS

  • Child Development
  • Child Care
  • Special Needs
  • People Skills
  • Verbal / Written Communication
  • Administrative Support

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 4 hrs / week- flexible
  • Sensitivity, Initiative, and Positive Attitude

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