Family Homeless Shelter Volunteer

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Doorways for Women and Families

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Volunteers must be 18 or older, attend 40 hours of in-person training and submit background checks. One year commitment required.

** We are now recruiting for our Winter 2020 Training **

We are seeking caring individuals to volunteer as Coverage Volunteers in our family homeless shelter. Coverage Volunteers respond ensure the smooth operation of the shelter and respond to the daily needs of shelter residents. Shifts are typically 4 hours at a time (daytime, weeknights, weekends) and two shifts per month are required.

Doorways for Women and Families creates pathways for women, men and children out of homelessness, domestic violence and sexual assault leading to safe, stable and empowered lives by offering emergency shelter, housing, life changing support services and community advocacy in Arlington, Virginia.

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About Doorways for Women and Families

Location:

PO Box 100185, Arlington, VA 22201, US

Mission Statement

Doorways for Women and Families creates pathways out of homelessness, domestic violence and sexual assault leading to safe, stable and empowered lives.

Description

Arlington, Virginia non-profit that creates pathways for women, men and children out of homelessness, domestic violence and sexual assault leading to safe, stable and empowered lives by offering emergency shelter, housing, life changing support services and community advocacy.

Our approach:

For most of us, the word "home" conjures images of warmth, happiness, and a sense of belonging. But what if the only place you had to call home was where someone was causing you and your children harm? What if home didn’t exist at all, and the only way to keep your children off the street was to sleep in a car or beg friend after friend for a couch? These situations affect more Arlingtonians than you might imagine. A safe home is the first step in moving out of harm’s way. It’s why we offer individuals and families a nurturing, confidential and secure home where they can escape from trauma. We work with each person and family we serve to address the root causes of homelessness or violence and offer holistic services that provide the best chance for long-term success. The thought of ending homelessness, domestic violence and sexual assault is daunting, but what once seemed impossible, no longer is. Together, we can prevent violence, end homelessness, and build brighter futures for thousands of Arlington families.

www.DoorwaysVA.org

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Confidential locationArlington, VA 22210

(38.88991,-77.09994)
 

SKILLS

  • Verbal / Written Communication
  • People Skills
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Basic Computer Skills

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Minimum 1 year commitment required; 2 shifts/month
  • 40+ hours of required in-person training--classes starting in late January; Background check req'd

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