Volunteers help in all aspects of the organizaion. We need volunteers to provide support and advocacy on the phones, in the courts, and at social service agencies. They can facilitate support groups and work with families in the shelter. Help is also needed with office projects, shelter maintenance, and community outreach.
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Training sessions for volunteers are held at least twice each year. They consist of 30 hours of interactive educational training, and a minimum of 16 hours of supervised on-the-job training. If you are interested in direct service opportunities at A Safe Place you are required to attend the training sessions.
After training we will discuss your placement and sign you up for a shift based on your intrests. Volunteers are asked to do a minimum of one 4 hour shift each week for direct service positions. Administrative volunteers in the Portsmouth Office are scheduled based on volunteers schedule and office hours. Other volunteers (donations, fundraising, special events, support groups, etc) will be based on organizational needs.
We also accept a limited number of university internships each semester/year. If you are looking for an internship experience please give us a call. At this time we are not able to offer a liscensed mental health therapist for supervision.
Because our training process is lengthy and requires a high level of time and energy, we ask that you think seriously about your volunteer commitment. We recommend that volunteers commit to at least six months following training.
For more information, please contact our Volunteer Coordinator at 436-4619, ext 12 .