How you can help
There are many ways you can help stop domestic violence. One of them is to become a volunteer domestic violence advocate and work directly with victims and their children. Or you may provide important program support which allows others to do direct client service work.
Completing twenty-four hours of interactive training and shadowing will quality you as a confidential domestic violence advocate in the State of Colorado.
Your training will include the dynamics of domestic violence, program policies and procedures, client confidentiality, safety planning, and legal issues. You will shadow S.H.A.R.E., Inc. staff members as they respond to and work with victims over the telephone, in the office and at the safehouse. This will give you the experience and confidence to find your best fit within the program.
Some of the opportunities for volunteer advocates include:
- Telephone crisis intervention on a 24-hour crisis line.
- Confidential victim advocacy, assisting with safety planning, information and referral
- Case management and client services for female victims and their children residing in the safehouse
- Transporting clients
- Facilitating educational and recreational activities for children coming from homes with domestic abuse
- Assisting with support group
- Providing administrative support in the office
- Helping with special events and projects, community education and violence prevention activities
Training is free of charge.
You must be 18 years old and have reliable transportation, valid driver’s license and auto insurance.
You must attend all sessions and be available for evening and/or weekend crisis call duty or other volunteer responsibilities.
LGBTQ advocates welcome.
Bilingual skills (Spanish) are helpful.
How to apply for volunteer training.
Contact 970-867-4444 extension 26 or extension 23 for an application and information on the date of the next training.
Who we are
S.H.A.R.E., Inc. has been working in Northeast Colorado since 1981 to help victims and address the causes of domestic violence. We do that by providing crisis intervention followed by individually tailored services for victims and their children which can include a stay in the shelter, support groups, safety planning, restraining orders, court accompaniment, transitional housing, emergency assistance with things like transportation, rent, and food.
Contact 970-867-4444 ext. 26 or 23 for an application.