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Help Center for Hope and Safety: Volunteer

Volunteers founded Center for Hope and Safety (formerly Shelter Our Sisters) over 30 years ago and play a vital role in caring for those affected by domestic violence. Annually, volunteers donate more than 5,000 hours of service.

There are many ways to help. Because of the nature of some activities, we require certain volunteers, who will interact with clients, to participate in an educational training program.

General Volunteering

 

Administrative Support
Data entry, answer phones, assist with mailings
Movers
Transport donated furniture or help clients move to a new location
Board Member
Share your professional skills by helping to guide Center for Hope and Safety in its mission
Organize Donations
Sort through item/food donations and organize them in our storage/pantry area
 Professional Services
Lend your expertise to assist clients, i.e., lawyer, painter, mechanic, hair stylist, etc.
 Special Events Committee
Help organize fundraising events like the annual Awards Dinner or Golf Tournament
Holiday Gift Wrapping
Several stores invite Center for Hope and Safety to provide gift wrapping services for their customers - all proceeds go to Center for Hope and Safety

Click here to see how individuals or groups can help out!

Certified Volunteers

These are volunteers who have direct interaction with clients and are required to attend a 40-hour training program that provides education on all aspects of domestic violence, counseling skills, hotline screening, the law, policy and procedures, substance abuse and the effects of domestic violence on children.

Mentoring
Establish a one-on-one relationship with a woman or child to be a source of encouragement
Tutoring
Help children, adolescents, teenagers and mothers with school work
Childcare
Tend to children while their mother goes to appointments, i.e. job interviews, court, work
 24-Hour Hotline
Assess calls and provide domestic violence related resources; client assistance
 Client Transportation
Drive clients to the grocery store or to medical, dental and court appointments
 Community Education
Represent Center for Hope and Safety at health and career fairs and other community-based functions. Provide basic domestic violence information and distribute brochures, resource information, etc.
 Court Advocacy
Accompany and provide support to a client at court proceedings
 Job and Housing Search
Help clients with employment skills and locating affordable housing

If you have any questions about volunteering at Center for Hope and Safety, please email Gervonn Rice at Gervonn@hopeandsafetynj.org or call her at 201-836-1075.

Click here to download a volunteer application.

HOTLINE

If you or someone you know is being abused call our 24 hour hotline.

(201) 944-9600

Numero de emergencia las 24 horas

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UPCOMING EVENTS

September 1, 2014 - November 30, 2014
October 6, 2014 - 6:00pm - November 1, 2014 - 8:00pm
October 25, 2014 - 9:00am - 1:00pm

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