Volunteer

Administrative Support

Location: Office/Shelter

Supervision: Volunteer/Outreach Coordinator

Key Responsibilities
The Administrative Support would work in the office either at the office or at the shelter and would help with answering phones, secretary work and greeting residents

Answer phones and greet visitors

Collate and distribute mail

Write and edit documents from letters to reports and instructional documents

Create and maintain filing systems, both electronic and physical

Excellent time management skills and ability to multi-task and prioritize work

Attention to detail and problem-solving skills

Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Strong organizational and planning skills

Supervision
While the Volunteer/Outreach Coordinator is over all volunteers, for all questions regarding the shelter will be bumped over to the Shelter Director if office administrative support is placed at
the shelter. – All volunteers would be asked to check in with Volunteer Coordinator every week –

Time Commitment
The Administrative Support would be asked to volunteer 2-3 days of the week for 2-3 hours –
flexible upon individual schedules

Qualifications
The Administrative Support would be asked to answer phones, sit at the front desk, and have a
working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel and/or other management software.
Every volunteer must go through a background check before volunteering at Project: Safe

Decision-making: Administrative Assistants must make independent decisions on a daily basis,
addressing the best way to handle specific tasks.

Communications and collaboration: 

An Administrative Assistant must collaborate with other
administrators and support personnel, management, and clients on a regular basis.

Organizational skills:

 Organization and prioritization are the core elements of the
Administrative Assistant’s responsibilities. You must know how to keep yourself and others
organized and how to determine which tasks are the most important in a given list.

Writing: 

Spelling, punctuation, sentence structure and writing are essential to an Administrative
Assistant, who must be proficient in a variety of styles, from creative to professional to technical
to education and more.

Benefits:

All volunteers will receive training and experience within this field, as well as events to thank
volunteers.

 Volunteering improves the lives of others.
 Volunteering makes a community a better place.
 Volunteering lets you make a direct impact.
 Volunteering can teach you new skills.
 Volunteering develops close relationships with others.
 Volunteering can help get you active.
 Volunteering reduces stress.

Support Provided:

All volunteers will receive orientation training as well as training every other month, along with a volunteer handbook.

Childcare Support

Location: Shelter

Supervision: Volunteer/Coordinator

Purpose:

Childcare Support would be asked to look after children before and after school or while parents are looking for work. They help establish and enforce schedules or routines, assist with feeding
children, and encourage learning and socialization. 

Key Responsibilities:

 Supervise and monitor the safety of children

 Prepare and organize mealtimes and snacks for children

 Help children keep good hygiene

 Change the diapers of infants and toddlers

 Organize activities or implement a curriculum that allows children to learn about the
world and explore their interests

 Develop schedules and routines to ensure that children have enough physical activity,
rest, and playtime

 Watch for signs of emotional or developmental problems in children and bring potential
problems to the attention of parents or guardians

 Keep records of children’s progress, routines, and interests

Supervision:

All volunteers will report to Volunteer/Outreach Coordinator and asked to check in with the Coordinator every week    

Time Commitment:

Childcare Support would be asked to volunteer 1-2 days a week for 2-3 hours – flexible upon individual schedules

Qualifications:

Prior Experience with Childcare. Every Childcare Support must have had one year of employment or volunteer experience in a childcare or related field.
Communication skills. Childcare Support must be able to talk with parents and colleagues about the progress of the children in their care. They need both good speaking skills to provide this
information effectively and good listening skills to understand parents’ instructions.
Decision-making skills. Good judgment is necessary for childcare workers so they can respond to emergencies or difficult situations.
Instructional skills. Childcare workers need to be able to explain things in terms young children can understand.            Interpersonal skills. Childcare workers need to work well with people to develop good relationships with parents, children, and colleagues.                                                                    Patience. Working with children can be frustrating, so childcare workers need to be able to respond to overwhelming and difficult situations calmly.

Benefits:

All volunteers will receive training and experience within this field, as well as events to thank
volunteers.
 Volunteering improves the lives of others.
 Volunteering makes a community a better place.
 Volunteering lets you make a direct impact.
 Volunteering can teach you new skills.
 Volunteering develops close relationships with others.
 Volunteering can help get you active.
 Volunteering reduces stress.

Support Provided:

All volunteers will receive orientation training as well as training every other month, along with a volunteer handbook.

Data Entry

Location: Office/Shelter

Supervision: Volunteer/Outreach Coordinator

Purpose:

The Data Entry Support allows Advocates to focus on helping their clients without being held back inputting data and making reports. These volunteers work hand in hand with our Advocates to create accurate reporting and raise awareness for the needs in our community.

Key Responsibilities:

 Accurately enter data into the corresponding fields within various software programs

 Identify and correct data errors using appropriate quality control methods

 Manage and organize records and files

 Prepare relevant reports as needed

Supervision:

While the Volunteer/Outreach Coordinator is over all volunteers, for all questions regarding the shelter will be bumped over to the Shelter Director if office administrative support is placed at shelter. – All volunteers would be asked to check in with Volunteer Coordinator every week –

Time Commitment:

The Data Entry Support would be asked to volunteer 2-3 days of the week for 2-3 hours – flexible upon individual schedules

Qualifications:

The Data Entry Support would be asked to have

 working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel and/or other management software.

 Strong computer skills

 Ability to enter data into a computer quickly and accurately

 Ability to think analytically

 Great attention to detail

 Every volunteer must go through a background check before volunteering at Project:Safe

Benefits:

All volunteers will receive training and experience within this field, as well as events to thank volunteers.

 Volunteering improves the lives of others.

 Volunteering makes a community a better place.

 Volunteering lets you make a direct impact.

 Volunteering can teach you new skills.

 Volunteering develops close relationships with others.

 Volunteering can help get you active.

 Volunteering reduces stress.

Support Provided:

All volunteers will receive orientation training as well as training every other month, along with a volunteer handbook

Donation Support

Location: Office/Shelter

Supervision: Volunteer/Outreach Coordinator

Purpose:

Donation Support would be asked to work directly with Volunteer/Outreach Coordinator and Shelter Director to sort through donations, set up times for dropping off donations to the shelter and re-donating unneeded items.

Key Responsibilities:

 Unload and sort donations

 Assists in stock rotation and maintaining racks, shelves and other displays in a presentable manner.

 Sorts donations into salvage and trash categories and places non-salable apparel, shoes, or handbags into salvage containers.

 Visually examines items for flaws, irregularities and determines suitability for re-donations according to quality standards.

Supervision:

All volunteers will report to Volunteer/Outreach Coordinator and asked to check in with the Coordinator every week

Time Commitment:

Donation Support would be asked to volunteer 1-2 days a week for 2-3 hours – flexible upon individual schedules

Qualifications:

Communication skills. Childcare workers must be able to talk with parents and colleagues about the progress of the children in their care. They need both good speaking skills to provide this information effectively and good listening skills to understand parents’ instructions.

Decision-making skills. Good judgment is necessary for childcare workers so they can respond to emergencies or difficult situations. Instructional skills. Childcare workers need to be able to explain things in terms young children can understand.

Interpersonal skills. Childcare workers need to work well with people to develop good relationships with parents, children, and colleagues.

Patience. Working with children can be frustrating, so childcare workers need to be able to respond to overwhelming and difficult situations calmly.

Benefits:

All volunteers will receive training and experience within this field, as well as events to thank volunteers.

 Volunteering improves the lives of others.

 

 Volunteering makes a community a better place.

 Volunteering lets you make a direct impact.

 Volunteering can teach you new skills.

 Volunteering develops close relationships with others.

 Volunteering can help get you active.

 Volunteering reduces stress.

Support Provided:

All volunteers will receive orientation training as well as training every other month, along with a volunteer handbook.

Educator Support

Location: Shelter

Reports to: Volunteer/Outreach Coordinator

Purpose:

The Educator Support would be asked to teach residents or residents’ children skills such as Knitting, Cooking, managing Finances, Zumba, Yoga, Art, or work as a tutor. This is an opportunity for Volunteers to create a learning program and practice teaching a skill.

Key Responsibilities:

 Educators spend a majority of their time delivering their lessons to their students. 

 responsible for addressing concerns related to understanding of the material.

 Implement a variety of instructional delivery methods, that include group or individualized instruction

Supervision:

All volunteers will report to Volunteer/Outreach Coordinator and asked to check in with the Coordinator every week

Time Commitment:

Educator Support would be asked to volunteer 1-2 days a week for 2-3 hours – flexible upon individual schedules

Qualifications:

 Educators have to be creative and possess the ability to think on their feet,

 Ability to teach students of diverse abilities and backgrounds and overcome barriers to

success in a multi-level class

 Possess excellent communication and organizational skills.

 Enthusiasm for the subject material that will foster a love of learning by students.

 Excellent communicability and interpersonal skills

 Well-organized and committed

 Creative and energetic

Benefits:

All volunteers will receive training and experience within this field, as well as events to thank volunteers.

 Volunteering improves the lives of others.

 Volunteering makes a community a better place.

 Volunteering lets you make a direct impact.

 Volunteering can teach you new skills.

 

 Volunteering develops close relationships with others.

 Volunteering can help get you active.

 Volunteering reduces stress.

Support Provided:

All volunteers will receive orientation training as well as training every other month, along with a volunteer handbook. 

Gardening/Lawn Support

Location: Office/Shelter

Reports: Volunteer/Outreach Coordinator

Key Responsibilities:

 Installing landscapes and seasonal flower designs

 Monitoring and ensuring plant health

 Mow lawn either by hand or using a riding lawnmower.

 Cut lawn using hand, power or riding mower and trim and edge around walks, flower beds, and walls.

 Apply pesticide to rid grounds of pests such as mosquitos, wasps, ticks, and others.

 Apply fertilizer to ground to enhance growth.

 Trim shrubs and pull weeds.

Time Commitment:

Gardening/Lawn Support would be asked to volunteer every other week for 2-3 hours – flexible upon individual schedules

Qualifications:

 Experience as a Gardener

 Familiarity with landscaping design

 Extensive knowledge of regional plant life

 Knowledge of local pests and how to eliminate them

 Knowledge of synthetic and natural fertilizers

 Knowledge of state health and safety regulations for landscaping

 The ability to lift heavy objects

 The ability to remain on your feet for long periods of time

 A love of the outdoors and plant life

Benefits:

All volunteers will receive training and experience within this field, as well as events to thank volunteers.

 Volunteering improves the lives of others.

 Volunteering makes a community a better place.

 Volunteering lets you make a direct impact.

 Volunteering can teach you new skills.

 Volunteering develops close relationships with others.

 Volunteering can help get you active.

 Volunteering reduces stress.

Support Provided:

All volunteers will receive orientation training as well as training every other month, along with a volunteer handbook.

Miscellaneous Support

Location: Office/Shelter

Reports: Volunteer/Outreach Coordinator

Key Responsibilities:

The odd jobs that you accept can vary depending on your skills and availability. For instance, you might be available to help a business distribute flyers on weekends. Or with basic carpentry or plumbing skills, you could assemble furniture or fix a leaking toilet. With organizational and management skills, you could run a garage sale. 

1. Rake leaves.

2. Write thank you notes.

3. Assemble furniture (no more IKEA instructions for you!).

4. Put lights up for the holidays.

5. Move furniture.

6. Shovel snow.

7. Wash the windows.

Supervision:

Volunteers will report to Volunteer/Outreach Coordinator and asked to check in with the Coordinator every week

Time Commitment:

Miscellaneous Support would be asked at minimum to volunteer 1-2 days a week for 2-3 hours – flexible upon individual schedules

Qualifications:

 Good communication ability

 Well-organized and apt in problem-solving

 Be creative and possess the ability to think on their feet

 Excellent time management skills and ability to multi-task and prioritize work

Benefits:

All volunteers will receive training and experience within this field, as well as events to thank volunteers.

 Volunteering improves the lives of others.

 Volunteering makes a community a better place.

 Volunteering lets you make a direct impact.

 Volunteering can teach you new skills.

 Volunteering develops close relationships with others.

 Volunteering can help get you active.

 Volunteering reduces stress.

Support Provided:

 All volunteers will receive orientation training as well as training every other month, along with a volunteer handbook.

Production/Content Curation Support

Location: Office

Supervision: Volunteer/Outreach Coordinator

Purpose:

The Production/Content Curation Support would be asked to work with the Volunteer/Outreach Coordinator to generate content for Project: Safe’s social media.

Key Responsibilities:

We need a creative, artistic, emotion-evoking person to conceptualize, plan, capture, and edit content to make the stories of victims come alive. Production/Content Curator Support would be asked to sort through data on the Internet and collects the most relevant data to share on blogs, websites and through social media to share with the Volunteer/Outreach Coordinator and help to extenuate the mission statement of Project: Safe, to provide Advocacy for Safety, Empowerment, Healing and Freedom from abuse.

Time Commitment:

Production/Content Curation Support would be asked to volunteer 1-2 days a week for 2-3 hours – flexible upon individual schedules

Qualifications:

Production/Content Curation Support would be asked to:

 Create a list of relevant topics that the target audience would find valuable

 Determine what standards a piece of content must meet in order to be considered

 Define what successful curation looks like and the metrics needed to track this success

 Agree upon a posting schedule for curated content that includes which platforms and their respective frequencies

 Stay up to date with technology regarding video production software in order to enhance

our videos and online video content on various platforms.

 Willingness to work creatively within defined style guides and accept feedback from multiple sources

Benefits:

All volunteers will receive training and experience within this field, as well as events to thank

volunteers.

 Volunteering improves the lives of others.

 Volunteering makes a community a better place.

 Volunteering lets you make a direct impact.

 Volunteering can teach you new skills.

 Volunteering develops close relationships with others.

 Volunteering can help get you active.

 Volunteering reduces stress.

Support Provided:

All volunteers will receive orientation training as well as training every other month, along with a volunteer handbook. 

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