Domestic Violence Shelter Volunteer

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Doorways for Women and Families

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Shelter volunteer

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

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

We are seeking individuals to act as Volunteer Shelter Coordinators 8 hours per month (usually two 4-hour shifts) in our Domestic Violence Safehouse. Volunteer Shelter Coordinators repond to hotline calls, ensure the smooth operation of the shelter and assist in meeting the needs of domestic violence survivors and their children residing at the shelter. Preference is given to volunteers with weekday daytime availability (between the hours of 7am-5pm)

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
  • Crisis Intervention
  • People Skills
  • Basic Computer Skills

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

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

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