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Foster Pet Program Volunteer Victim Advocate

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Beacon of Hope Crisis Center

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The Volunteer Victim Advocate reports to the Director of Primary Prevention. The Foster Pet
Program Volunteer Advocate provides administrative and program support to the Director of
Primary Prevention. The Foster Pet Program Volunteer Advocate will assist the DPP with
marketing, fundraising activities, community presentations, coordinating pet transfer, and picking
up donations for the Foster Pet Program and among other duties assigned by the Program
Coordinator. The Volunteer Advocate will abide by all Beacon of Hope Crisis Center’s
Confidentiality Policies and understand the dynamics of domestic violence and sexual assault.

Primary Responsibilities:
* Preparing material for prevention seminars, outreach programs and marketing via social
media
* Researching new data and information about the link between pet abuse and domestic
violence
* Accompanying and assisting the program coordinator with events
* Insuring the completion of forms by the victim (victim and pet information,
intake/assessment forms, agreement, releases of liability form, etc.)
* Monitoring the pet status throughout its stay on a weekly basis
o Must follow BOHCC protocol regarding updates
* Serving as a liaison, providing follow-up between victims and foster families; updating the
victim about their pet on a weekly basis
o Must follow BOHCC protocol regarding updates
* Coordinating the transfer of pets (picking up and dropping off pets to and from foster
families, animal clinics for spay/neuter procedures, vaccinations, or microchipping)
* Marketing the program to shelters, veterinarians, community donors, etc.
* Distributing marketing material throughout the community
* Organizing fundraisers to help with vet bills, food, and supplies
* Picking up pet supplies from donors
* Maintain professionalism at all times including:
o Positive rapport with collaborative partners and express only positive feedback.
o Positive rapport with victims

Skills:
* Creativity
* Excellent organization skills
* Detailed-oriented
* Ability to understand and follow protocols
* Public speaking skills
* Sales
* Marketing
* Customer service
* Ability to lift 50 lbs (picking up pet supplies such as dog food - once every other month)

Intern Required Qualifications:
* Completed or in the process of obtaining a bachelor’s or associates degree in criminology,
criminal justice, law, social work, veterinary, or related field OR previous experience in
working with victims of crime
* Working knowledge of Microsoft suite including Word, Power Point and Excel
* Excellent typing skills
* Commitment to non-violent and cooperative work environment
* Commitment to providing quality and equitable services to all clients regardless of race,
ethnicity, sex, gender identity, religion, age or sexual orientation
* Ability to pass a criminal background check
* Ability to do online research
* Must have a valid driver’s license, reliable transportation, and full coverage insurance.
Volunteer Required Qualifications:
* Working knowledge of Microsoft suite including Word, Power Point and Excel
* Excellent typing skills
* Commitment to non-violent and cooperative work environment
* Commitment to providing quality and equitable services to all clients regardless of race,
ethnicity, sex, gender identity, religion, age, or sexual orientation
* Ability to pass a criminal background check
* Ability to do online research
* Must have a valid driver’s license, reliable transportation, and full coverage insurance.

Preferred Qualifications:
* Knowledge of community resources
* Experience with Case Management Software
* Bilingual

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About Beacon of Hope Crisis Center

Location:

6920 S East St, Suite B, Indianapolis, IN 46227, US

Mission Statement

Beacon of Hope Crisis Center is a Christ-centered organization empowering victims of domestic violence and sexual assault to become self-sufficient by providing safety, education and support.

Description

Beacon of Hope offers the following services to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault: crisis support, victim advocacy, case management, counseling, employment assistance, court accompaniment, life skills training, teen dating violence education and outreach, foster pet care, and community awareness.

Beacon of Hope is an equal opportunity provider and serves victims of domestic violence regardless of their religious affiliation, ethnic origin, gender, or economic status.

Advocacy & Human Rights
Animals
Crisis Support

WHEN

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WHERE

6920 S East StIndianapolis, IN 46227

(39.66523,-86.14851)
 

SKILLS

GOOD FOR

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REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Orientation or Training
  • ~20 hrs a week

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