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 - DV Shelter Staten Island
Category:DS
Type:VOL Volunteer
Term:PT
Reports To:Site Manager
Location:Staten Island Domestic Violence Shelter - Confidential Location
Description:Domestic Violence Emergency Shelter programs offer a comprehensive range of services including counseling, advocacy, intervention and support to meet the needs of victims and their families.

This volunteer spot is in Staten Island. Help is need most days from 7AM-5PM.

Volunteers work with staff to supervise and creatively engage children in educational activities.

Responsibilities:Responsibilities:

Providing support for age-appropriate activities for residents and their children
Supervising children while the parents are receiving services or making appointments;
Caring for infant, toddlers and school age children, which may include feeding, changing diapers and maintaining a clean environment.
Observing children's behavior and reporting problems or needs to appropriate staff.
Facilitating play groups for children
Assisting with homework
Other tasks as defined.
Organize, clean, and sanitize toys and surfaces


Qualifications:Qualifications:
Prior experience working with children - two years relevant experience

Strong interpersonal skills

Willingness to give time and energy to fulfill the goals of the shelter

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

Bilingual ability is a plus.

High school diploma required; child care certification a plus

Minimum commitment of 4 hours per week
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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