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Volunteer training is mandatory for all prospective volunteers. The training consists of two parts – interactive classroom and “hands-on” training. Classroom training (30 hours) covers a broad range of domestic violence related issues. Further training in the specific area in which the volunteer will be working is required to gain a stronger understanding. Hands-on training, which takes 4 – 8 hours, is a time when the volunteer works in their position with supportive supervision. Community members interested in learning more about domestic violence and Safe Shelter are welcome to attend dates and topics of their choosing. 

Next Training Dates: TBD

An overview of topics during the course of the training include:

  • Welcome, Agency Overview, History of the movement, DV 101

  • DV 101 cont'd, PTSD and Battered Women Syndrome

  • A Walk in her shoes, LGBTQ and DV, Teen Dating, Marginalized Communities

  • Children's Program, Shelter Programs

  • Legal Program and Victims' Rights

  • Working with victims with disabilities, Engaging Men, and Client Center Advocacy vs Therapy

  • Active Listening and Safety Planning, Vicarious Trauma and Self Care

  • Volunteering Jobs and Opportunities, Meet our Staff, interns and volunteers. GRADUATION!

For more information, please contact our Volunteer Coordinator at (303) 772-0432 or email volunteercoordinator@safeshelterofstvrain.org

Advocates work directly with victims of domestic violence to address all areas of concern. Call 303.772.0432
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  • Offer Support and Opportunity.
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