Volunteer Opportunities at Safe Horizon

Volunteer Details
Position:Volunteer Program Assistant - Staten Island Community Program
Type:VOL Volunteer
Reports To:Manager
Location:30 Bay St., Staten Island, NY

Safe Horizon’s Community Programs work with victims of crime and abuse. Clients may be victims of domestic violence, rape and sexual assault, stalking, families of homicide victims, to name a few victimizations clients face. Among the services that staff members provide are safety assessment and risk management; crisis intervention and supportive counseling; practical assistance; advocacy; and information and referral. Safe Horizon programs have a reception area where clients check-in and wait for assistance by a Safe Horizon staff person. A volunteer's role is fluid and varies according to the immediate needs of a program. Volunteers should expect to assist Safe Horizon staff in varying capacities. The volunteer may be asked to perform other administrative tasks. There may be an opportunity to greet and welcome clients and answer questions on a limited basis. Hours: Tuesday & Wednesday, 9-5PM or other hours based on program needs


The volunteer may also perform the following • Perform reception and administrative tasks, including: • Data entry, photocopying and filing • Preparation of newsletters and/or other materials • Prepare mailings • Online research • Answer phones and intercom system as needed • Greet clients as they arrive and direct them to appropriate sign-in area – if needed • Develop a working knowledge of the center and the role of volunteers • Provide recommendations to improve the center’s volunteer usage Additional Tasks (may include): • Conduct initial client screening • Update program resources • Watch children while caregivers are meeting with program staff • Distribute snacks and meals to children in waiting area • Escort clients to other centers • Perform other related tasks assigned by Safe Horizon staff members


Willingness to give time, interest and energy to fulfill goals of the program • Willingness to work in an environment where 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 • Strong interpersonal skills necessary to communicate with staff and clients

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