Hotline Phone Numbers

Domestic Violence Hotline:
800.621.HOPE (4673)

Crime Victims Hotline:
866.689.HELP (4357)

Rape & Sexual Assault Hotline:
212.227.3000

TDD phone number for all hotlines:
866.604.5350

Volunteer Opportunities at Safe Horizon

Volunteer Details
Position:Volunteer Program Assistant - Brooklyn Court
Category:AD
Type:VOL Volunteer
Term:PT
Reports To:Site Manger
Location:Safe Horizon's program at the Brooklyn Criminal Court
Description:Safe Horizon programs have a reception area where clients check-in and wait for assistance by a Safe Horizon staff person and may wait for their court case to be called.

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.

Safe Horizon has programs in the Brooklyn Family Court, the Brooklyn Criminal Court and the Brooklyn Family Justice Center. Placement will be decided based on the program's needs.

This posting also applies to people wanting to satisfy internship requirements.

The programs are open Monday-Friday, between 9-5PM

Responsibilities: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
Qualifications: Willingness to give time, interest and energy to fulfill goals of the
program - at least 5 hours/week
• 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
• Ability to work with a diverse staff and client population
• Basic knowledge of Microsoft Office


This is an unpaid, volunteer position.



We ask for a minimum of a 4 hour commitment per week for five - six months.

Education:Not Applicable
Salary:Unpaid
Hours:Not Applicable
Days: N/A
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Safe Horizon's mission is to provide support, prevent violence and promote justice for victims of crime and abuse, their families and communities.

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