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.
This training covers a variety of topics related to our work and the history of Domestic Violence and how we as an organization work with victims of relationship abuse. Volunteer training is mandatory for all prospective volunteers. Additional training will be provided monthly for active volunteers.
Community members are welcome to attend days and topics that are of interest.
Upcoming Training Dates:
Tuesday, September 13th 6-9pm Welcome, Agency Overview, DV101
Thursday, September 15th 6-9pm DV101 cont'd
Tuesday, September 20th 6-9pm Children & DV
Thursday, September 22nd 6-9pm Shelter Program; DV & the LGBTQ Community
Saturday, September 24th 9am-3pm Engaging Men in the Movement; Working with Victims with Disabilities; DV & Marginalized Communities
Tuesday, September 27th 6-9pm Legal Program; Victim's Rights
Thursday, September 29th 6-9pm Sexual Assault and DV
Saturday, October 1st 9am-3pm Teen Program; Volunteering Opportunities
If you are interested in this training, sign up here: https://forms.gle/Aex6qzFUssST3P996
Please note, there is a limited number of spaces. If you are unable to sign up due to spaces being filled, contact David at firstname.lastname@example.org or 303-772-0432 to be put on a waiting list or for further information regarding our Volunteer Training.