Volunteers are the backbone of the Safe Shelter of St. Vrain Valley’s efforts to stop relationship abuse: they provide support for victims in addition to educating the community. We know that giving back to the community can be rewarding, and we welcome volunteer involvement to broaden our services as well as enriching our volunteers' experiences.
There are several Volunteer Opportunities at Safe Shelter. Depending on your focus areas and the organizational needs, volunteers may answer the Crisis Line to assist clients and refer them to appropriate resources within or without the organization; help with legal papers and court appearances; work in shelter; help with data entry; front desk reception; community Outreach presentations and tabling; or facility maintenance.
When you act as an advocate against domestic violence you have an opportunity for great personal growth, as well as exposure to various cultures, ethnicities and ideologies. Your decision to join the Safe Shelter team is not one to be taken lightly. Due to the important nature of our work, we ask for a 6-month commitment and require comprehensive training to enable our volunteers to have the greatest degree of effectiveness in the St. Vrain Valley community and surrounding areas.
Please note that all volunteers are required to participate in our 30-hour training curriculum, which is offered several times each year, usually in the Fall and Winter.
This training is spread across three weeks and covers a variety of topic areas related to domestic abuse, its history, how it affects different populations, legal ramifications, and much more.
Tuesday, February 25th 6-9pm Welcome; Agency Overview; History of Movement
Thursday, February 27th 6-9pm DV 101
Tuesday, March 3rd 6-9pm Walk in Her Shoes Activity
Thursday, March 5th 6-9pm Legal Program and Victim Advocacy
Saturday, March 7th 9am-3pm Working with Victims with Disabilities; Engaging Men in the Movement; Working with LGBTQ population
Tuesday, March 10th 6-9pm Shelter Program; Prevention
Thursday, March 12th 6-9pm Active Listening/Crisis Calls; Working with Marginalized Communities
Saturday, March 14th 9am-3pm Children's Program; Teen Dating Violence; Vicarious Trauma/Self Care; Volunteer Opportunities
For further information and to sign up, contact: firstname.lastname@example.org