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Thank you so much for your interest in volunteering for Safe Shelter of St. Vrain Valley! Safe Shelter could not operate without the generous support of volunteers!

Below you will see the volunteer positions that are currently available and how high in demand the positions are. Once you have determined your area of interest, click here for instructions and an application. 


Current Volunteer Openings

High Demand
Shelter Children's Program Mentor/Volunteer
Legal Program Volunteer
TERA Program Mentor/Volunteer
The White Ribbon Campaign
Community Outreach/Development Volunteer 

Moderate Demand
Outreach General Support Volunteer
Shelter General Support Volunteer

Low Demand
Shelter On-Call Maintenance Volunteer
Outreach Children's Program Volunteer


Volunteer Position Descriptions

Click Here to download a PDF of all Volunteer Position Descriptions

Outreach General Support Volunteer
Outreach Office Support Volunteers at Safe Shelter provide essential assistance by working the front desk at our Outreach Office.

Responsibilities:
- Answering the door and greeting clients
- Answering phones and crisis line
- Providing information and resources to clients or individuals over the phone
- Scheduling appointments
- Data Entry
- Administrative Tasks
- Other office support tasks as they arise

Required skills:
- Excellent phone demeanor and professionalism
- Ability to work with multi-line phone system
- Ability to maintain calm and collected presence for clients who may be in crisis
- Proficiency in Microsoft Office Programs (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook) and other computer software
- Refined interpersonal skills
- Bilingual English/Spanish preferred, but not required

Time Commitment:
- Ideal volunteer will be able to commit anywhere between 2- to 4- hour shifts per available day
- Office hours are Monday through Friday 8:00am-6:00pm

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Community Outreach/Development Volunteer

Community Outreach Volunteers support Safe Shelter by providing a friendly face for the organization at community events and fundraisers.

Responsibilities:
- Attend community events as needed
- Greet community members
- Hand out pamphlets and giveaways
- Provide information about Safe Shelter programs and services, and how we support those affected by domestic violence
- Assist with social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram) and email marketing (MailChimp) 

Required Skills:
- An outgoing personality
- Excellent communication skills
- Ability to engage and interact with the public
- Bilingual, especially Spanish speakers are highly encouraged to apply

Time Commitment:
- 1.5- to 4-hour shifts (depending on the needs of the event)
- Safe Shelter generally attends 8-15 events annually. Events will be communicated to all Community Outreach Volunteers and volunteers may sign up for the events that are open on their schedules.

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Shelter General Support Volunteer

Shelter Support Volunteers at Safe Shelter of St. Vrain Valley provide essential support to our Shelter Staff.

Responsibilites:
- Answering crisis calls
- Responding to basic requests from clients
- Assisting staff with basic shelter operations
- Preparing rooms for incoming clients

Required Skills:
- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
- Basic phone and computer skills are necessary
- Ability to maintain composure in busy environments
- Ability to maintain composure with clients functioning in crisis mode
- Bilingual English/Spanish preferred, but not required

Time Commitment:
- Currently looking for volunteers to come in on a consistent basis throughout the week for 2- to 4-hour shifts depending on volunteer availability

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Legal Program Volunteer

Legal Program Volunteers spend most of their time working with the Safe Shelter Legal Advocate, and supporting clients who are working through the legal system.

Responsibilities:
- Going to court with clients
- Holding office hours at the courthouse in Longmont
- Explaining the workings of the court for filing Protection Orders
- Connecting with people in court who might need Safe Shelter’s assistance
- Following up on police reports

Required skills:
- Excellent communication skills
- Patience and understanding
- Strong understanding of client-centered advocacy
- Knowledge of the legal system as it relates to domestic violence is helpful, but not required

Time Commitment:
- Shifts occur on 2-3 days per week for 2-4 hours
- Commitment of at least 6 months is required

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TERA Program Mentor/Volunteer

TERA Program Mentors/Volunteers assist the Outreach Coordinator with TERA Presentations. Volunteers may also help with TERA meeting planning and supervision.

Responsibilities:
- Attend TERA Presentations when the Outreach Coordinator cannot make the presentations
- Co-present with TERA Peer Educators during TERA Presentations as needed
- Help plan and supervise TERA meetings as needed

Required skills:
- Passion for working with high school students
- Belief in prevention as a key component of a holistic approach to addressing interpersonal violence
- Excellent communication skills (public speaking experience preferred, but not required)
- Organized and able to turn in reports on time

Time Commitment:
- On-Call for TERA Presentations. Presentations are typically 90 minutes long and occur weekdays between 7:30am and 2:30pm
- TERA meetings occur on the first Monday of every month from 3:30-5:30pm
- Volunteers who can commit to August-June are preferred

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Shelter Children’s Program Mentor/Volunteer

Shelter Children’s Program Volunteers and Mentors provide essential support to our Shelter Children’s Advocate.

Responsibilities:
- Assist with children’s groups and oversee free playtime while adults are in groups and house meetings
- Provide information, support, and positive mentoring to children residing in the shelter
- Provide skill-specific mentoring and lessons (e.g., the arts, music, IT, tutoring, etc.)

Required skills:
- A love of kids and a love of play are essential
- Ability to work directly with children functioning in crisis mode
- Amazing interpersonal skills
- Patience and understanding
- Respect for boundaries
- Gentle yet firm and guiding manner are needed
- A background in education or child development is preferred

Time Commitment:
- Groups are held on Sunday and Wednesday evenings from 7:00pm-8:00pm
- Tutoring is always appreciated after school hours (approximately 2:30pm-4:00pm)
- An ongoing commitment of at least 6 months is required
- Volunteers that can commit to both groups, or to a consistent tutoring schedule, are greatly appreciated as it provides consistency and familiarity to the children

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Outreach Children’s Program Volunteer

Outreach Children’s Program Volunteers provide assistance to our Outreach Children’s Advocate.

Responsibilities:
- Assist with children's group
- Provide support and positive mentoring to children in therapeutic/play groups

Required skills:
- A love of kids and a love of play are essential
- Ability to work directly with children functioning in crisis mode
- Amazing interpersonal skills
- Patience and understanding
- Respect for boundaries
- Gentle yet firm and guiding manner are needed
- A background in education or child development is preferred

Time Commitment:
- As needed

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Shelter On-Call Maintenance Volunteers

Responsibilities:
- Helping with any Safe Shelter repairs and/or grounds-keeping

Required skills:
- Understanding of the importance of maintaining confidentiality

Time Commitment:
- As projects arise

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White Ribbon Campaign Male Volunteers

The White Ribbon Campaign (WRC) is the world’s largest movement of men and boys working to end violence against women and girls, promote gender equity, healthy relationships and a new vision of masculinity. The campaign’s vision is for a masculinity that embodies the best qualities of being human. We believe that men are part of the solution and part of a future that is safe and equitable for all people.

The WRC is intended to be male led. It works through people spreading the word about ending violence against women and girls at a local level. There are a wide range of ways in which you could highlight the campaign and the issue in your community and Safe Shelter will serve as a resource for training; providing tools, coordination, convening, administration; and for incubating ideas. Learn more about the campaign here.

Responsibilities:
- Take the lead in sharing and spearheading individual ideas and assist with group ones
- Track hours spent on the WRC
- Join Safe Shelter’s Face Book page
- Attend meetings and events
- Recruit like-minded, action-driven members
- Research the issues
- Spread the message
- Take the WRC pledge

Required Skills:
- Identify as a male and have a desire to promote gender equity, healthy relationships, positive ideals of masculinity, and help end gender-based violence by speaking out in the community

Time Commitment:
- Flexible, as your time allows

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For Comments or Questions:

Click here for instructions and an application. If you have questions, please call our Volunteer Coordinator at (303) 772-0432 or email volunteercoordinator@safeshelterofstvrain.org

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