Volunteer Opportunities at Safe Horizon

Volunteer Details
Position:Volunteer Childcare Assistant - Jane Barker Brooklyn Child Advocacy Center
Type:VOL Volunteer
Reports To:Coordinator
Location:320 Schermerhorn St., Brooklyn, NY

Safe Horizon's Child Advocacy Centers bring together medical, law enforcement, legal and social services representatives in a single, permanent, and child-frienly location to help abused children.  The Volunteer Childcare Assistant will help engage children in the waiting room in educational activities, playing with them and assisting children with homework as needed.  The volunteer activities may also include administrative tasks.


Volunteer activities may include administrative tasks as well as engaging children in educational activities, playing with them, etc.

Additional Tasks (may include):

· Answer phones and intercom system as needed

· Distribute snacks and meals to children in waiting area

· Assist children with homework

· Create and administer educational activities

· Organize, clean, and sanitize toys and surfaces

· Work on special projects such as preparing resource packets, updating services and entitlement information, and helping with the Center bulletin boards

· Develop a working knowledge of the center and the role of volunteers

· Provide recommendations to improve the center’s volunteer usage

· Perform additional tasks assigned by Safe Horizon staff members


-Mature, life experience

-Bilingual a plus

-Willingness to give time and energy to fulfill the goals of the center

· Human relations skills necessary to communicate with children, staff and adult clients

· Willingness to work in an environment where children and clients may be in distress

· Ability to work both independently and as part of the team

· Flexibility and willingness to work on a variety of tasks

· Ability to work with a diverse staff and client population

· Ability to establish rapport and enjoy play activities with children of diverse ages and cultural backgrounds

· Creative skills in developing activities for children

· Awareness of impact of victimization on families and children

· Minimum commitment of 4 hours per week



Education:Not Applicable
Hours:Not Applicable
Days: N/A
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