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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 Agenda:

Tuesday, August 7th, 6-9pm
Welcome
Agency Overview
History of the Movement
DV 101

Thursday, August 9th, 6-9pm
DV 101 cont'd
PTSD and Battered Women Syndrome

Saturday, August 11th, 9am-3pm
A Walk in Her Shoes
LGBTQ and DV
Teen Dating
Marginalized Communities

Tuesday, August 14th, 6-9pm
Children's Program
Shelter Program

Thursday, August 16th, 6-9pm
Legal Program and Victims' Rights

Saturday, August 18th, 9am-3pm
Working with Victims with Disabilities
Engaging Men
Client Center Advocacy vs Therapy

Tuesday, August 21st, 6-9pm
Active Listening and Safety Planning
Vicarious Trauma and Self Care

Thursday, August 23rd, 6-9pm
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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Our vision is provide the tools to empower our community to break the cycle of domestic violence. To stay focused on this vision, we are guided by values that define us. Those values include:

  • Treat All with Dignity & Respect.
  • Accomplish Results through Competence and Creativity.
  • Offer Support and Opportunity.
  • Manage Activities with Proper Regard to the Rights of Others.
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