Vida Home Volunteer

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FAIR Girls

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FAIR Girls’ Vida Home is the only safe home that exclusively serves young women survivors of sex trafficking and labor trafficking aged 18 to 26 in the metro Washington, D.C. area. Our Vida Home is more than a shelter, it is a leadership home where up to 6 young women at a time receive access to 24/7 care including a warm bed, access to counseling and survivor support groups, personal growth and leadership skills training, meals and basic necessities, and access to safe transportation to and from work, school, and our drop in center. Each young woman can stay up to 90 days while we work with her to find long-term housing.

FAIR Girls also operates a confidential Drop-In Center that is open to and welcomes all FAIR Girls clients. The Drop-In Center serves as a place for clients who are seeking a safe space and will also has programming including but not limited to groups, self-care sessions, job search assistance, coping skills, and artisan therapy sessions. Our Drop-In Center also provides toiletries, access to computers, and food.


Key Responsibilities:

The Direct Services Support Volunteers work directly with FAIR Girls’ clients in various settings. Volunteers serve as trained support members to assist in meeting the needs of young adult female survivors of human trafficking. Direct Services Support Volunteers help to provide safe, non-judgemental, friendly, environments for survivors by building rapport so they feel comfortable and feel heard.


Vida Home Support Volunteers are responsible for opening the Vida Home throughout the week (M-F) at 6pm. Volunteers will mentor up to 6 young adult survivors staying at the home at any point in time and assist them with various needs, such as, job search, meal prep, de-escalation techniques, etc.


Activity/Engagement Support Volunteers are responsible for facilitating indoor and outdoor group activities for Vida Home clients. Volunteers report directly to the Housing Manager to develop logistics and implementation of all activities that will support clients with re-engaging back into the community.


Drop-In Center Support Volunteers are responsible for supporting the daily needs of the Drop-In Center. Volunteers will assist with programing, counseling, and the overall operational success of the facility while FAIR Girls clients are utilizing the Drop-In Center. Do you consider yourself artistic? This volunteer opportunity is great for people who can share their artistic talents with the young ladies! Examples include makeup artists, chefs, yoga teachers, and more!


Time Commitment: All Direct Service Support Volunteers are asked to commit to the organization for a minimum of 6 months due to the need to build rapport and trust with our client population and the investment of trauma-informed training for our volunteers. Vida Home Support Volunteers commit to 3 - 6 shifts per month in the home, M-F from 6 pm - 9 pm.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelors or Masters degree in social work/public health/counseling/youth development or other related field; Masters students encouraged to apply!
  • Experience in and passion for working with survivors of trauma, especially gender-based violence including but not limited to: sexual abuse, domestic violence, sexual assault and human trafficking
  • Experience facilitating engaging groups and workshops for young adult residents
  • Strong work ethic, positive energy and attitude, empathetic outlook, excellent written and verbal communication, and flexibility
  • Due to the nature of the work and the age of the clients we serve, all volunteers must be at least 21 years old

Support : Training for these positions will be provided. In addition, the Housing Manager and Director of Programs will be available for questions and assistance.


To apply: Email resume to Director of Programs, Shannon Sigamoni, ssigamoni@fairgirls.org . A completed volunteer onboarding packet is provided before the start of the position.

Thank you for your interest in helping to make a positive impact in the lives of the trafficking survivors we serve!

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Crisis Support Homeless & Housing Women

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

2021 L Street #254 NWWashington, DC 20036

(38.90403,-77.04561)
 

SKILLS

  • Youth Services
  • Family Therapy
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Child Advocacy
  • People Skills

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • 3-6 months

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