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 Childcare Assistant - Queens Child Advocacy Center
Category:AD
Type:VOL Volunteer
Term:PT
Reports To:Senior Director
Location:Child Advocacy Center - Queens - Forest Hills, NY
Description:The Child Advocacy Center sees children who have been severely phyiscally abuse or sexually abused. It is a child-friendly center. All the agencies that work with the child are represented in one location: Children's Protective Services, NYPD, District Attorney, Physician and Safe Horiozn. Safe Horizon provides services to the child and caregivers.

The role of the volunteer is critical in providing a child-friendly environment.
Responsibilities:Volunteer activities may include administrative tasks as well as engaging children in educational activities

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 centerís volunteer usage
∑ Perform additional tasks assigned by Safe Horizon staff members

Qualifications:Qualifications:
∑ Bilingual preferred
Mature; life experience
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
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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