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Domestic Violence Safehouse Volunteer

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ORGANIZATION: City of Alexandria's Domestic Violence Program

  • 3 people are interested

The Alexandria Domestic Violence Program is currently recruiting volunteers to help as Shelter Supervisor/Crisis Counselors at the Domestic Violence Program Shelter.

As a program that operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, volunteers play a key role in providing services to those affected by domestic violence. Volunteers with our program interact personally with individuals in need--an opportunity that many find extremely fulfilling. Primary responsibilities include answering the crisis hotline and supporting the women and children residing at the safe house. For everyone's safety, we practice social distancing and have plexiglass installed as a protective barrier.

Day and evening shifts are three hours shifts (beginning at 6 pm Friday evenings-Sunday nights at 10 pm or Mondays at 10 pm, if Monday is a holiday). Weekend overnight shifts are from 11 pm-7 am Fridays and Saturdays. We do provide a bed to sleep in.

The Alexandria Domestic Violence Program is dedicated to the fair, compassionate and respectful treatment of all survivors of intimate partner violence regardless of race, gender, ethnicity, national origin, age, disability, religion, sexual orientation, or gender identity or expression.

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About City of Alexandria's Domestic Violence Program

Location:

123 N. Pitt Street, Suite 225, Alexandria, VA 22314, US

Mission Statement

The Alexandria Domestic Violence Program is dedicated to fostering a healthy community through advocacy, education, and prevention. Our program is committed to empowering all those affected by violence and to providing inclusive services, while respecting diversity of race, gender, ethnicity, national origin, age, disability, religion, sexual orientation, and gender identity or expression.

Description

The Domestic Violence Program (DVP) is a 24-hour, 7 day a week, self-help program of the Department of Community and Human Services. The DVP provides emergency shelter, 24-hour hotline, outreach counseling, court advocacy, women's support groups in English and Spanish, and a children's counseling program. The shelter offers emergency housing, food and emotional support in a safe, comfortable house licensed to accommodate 18 people.

CAUSE AREAS

Crisis Support
Homeless & Housing
Women
Crisis Support, Homeless & Housing, Women

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Multiple locations Alexandria, VA 22314

(38.79997,-77.05069)
 

SKILLS

  • Crisis Intervention
  • Advocacy
  • Crisis Counseling

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • A minimum of 2 shifts per month

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