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Domestic Violence Victim Advocate Volunteer Training

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.

Volunteer training begins in April

S.H.A.R.E., Inc.
Call for Volunteers

S.H.A.R.E, Inc. Morgan County Domestic Violence Program Volunteer Training will begin on Saturday, April 28th, 2018 at 8:30 am.

– 24 hours of interactive training/shadowing will qualify you as a confidential domestic violence advocate in the State of Colorado.
– Free of charge.
– You must be 18 years old and have reliable transportation, valid driver’s license and auto insurance.
– Must attend all sessions and be available for evening and/or weekend crisis call duty or other volunteer responsibilities.
– LGBTQ advocates welcome.
– Bilingual skills helpful.

Contact 970-867-4444 extension 26, Jody or extension 23, Jan for an application and more information.

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

Open Position: Bilingual Direct Service Advocate

This position has been filled.

DesignOPEN POSITION: Bilingual Direct Service Advocate

Part-time Position, 20 hours per week with opportunity for advancement
S.H.A.R.E., Inc. Morgan County Domestic Violence Agency
April 2017

This staff will provide advocacy and assistance for domestic violence victims and their children. Half time, hourly wage, benefits not provided. There is opportunity for advancement.
Responsible for day to day advocacy and outreach to clients at office or shelter. Must complete 18-24 hours of domestic violence advocate training through S.H.A.R.E., Inc., in order to acquire understanding of domestic violence issues, confidentiality, sensitivity to and knowledge of diverse populations and groups.
Ability to multitask and collaborate with other staff members is required. Must have transportation, insurance. Ability to read, write and speak Spanish is required for this half time position.

How to Contact Us
Please submit your resume and references by email to shareinc1981@gmail.com or fax to 970-867-0460. You may mail to P. O. Box 414, Fort Morgan, CO 80701. No phone calls please.

Job Description
This position will provide assistance for domestic violence victims and their children who seek assistance from our agency. Direct Service Advocates provide advocacy, support, information and referrals. At the present time, position is a half time position, hourly wage, benefits not provided. There is opportunity for advancement.

Responsibilities Include:

• Assist with day to day advocacy for outreach and shelter clients and their children, as directed by the Executive Director, and in coordination with other staff.
• Support and assist other staff as needed for provision of direct client services.

Preferred Qualifications:

• High level of understanding of domestic violence and confidentiality of domestic violence advocacy.
• Completion of S.H.A.R.E., Inc. 18-24 hours domestic violence advocate training or previous experience and education
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills, verifiable fluency with computer programs.
• Ability to collaborate well with others
• Self motivated and autonomous
• Must be organized, detail oriented, and flexible. Able to identify and respond to shifting priorities
• Demonstrated sensitivity to and knowledge of issues involved in working with diverse populations and organizations
• Ability to travel within Morgan County. Have a car, insurance, and a valid driver’s license
• Ability to read, write and speak Spanish.

Save the Date – April 16, 2016: Spares for S.H.A.R.E. Bowling Tournament

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Spares for S.H.A.R.E. bowling tournament is back!

Cash prize of $500 to the top team! Door prizes, food and fun, and a silent auction.

Proceeds from this annual fundraiser support shelter and outreach services provided by S.H.A.R.E., Inc. Domestic Violence Agency.

Line up your sponsor and get your five-member team together soon!

To sign up, call S.H.A.R.E. at 970.867.4444.

 

 

Volunteer Advocate Training

S.H.A.R.E., Inc. Volunteer Training will begin June 6, 2015

Volunteer Training will be conducted on Saturdays, beginning on June 6, 2015.

24 hours of interactive training and shadowing will qualify you as a confidential domestic violence advocate in the State of Colorado.

Free of charge.

Must attend all sessions and be available for evening and/or weekend crisis call duty or other volunteer responsibilities.

LGBTQ advocates welcome.

Bilingual skills helpful.

Please contact 970-867-4444 (ext. 26 or 23) for an application or print out and complete the online application.

Application for Volunteer Training

Sexual Assault Awareness Month: Teen Dating and Sexual Violence Prevention

Approximately 1 in 5 female high school students report being physically and/or sexually abused by a dating partner. Nearly one-half of adult sex offenders report committing their first sexual offenses prior to the age of 18. In many cases, students are the first to know about instances of abuse at school and away from school grounds.

Schools have the opportunity to integrate teen dating violence prevention education into existing school curricula in many ways.

What schools can do – Teen Dating Violence Prevention Education

• Schools are encouraged to partner with domestic violence and sexual assault organizations to provide prevention education to students.

• Schools can ensure that students have access to supportive services by collaborating with community-based organizations, particularly rape crisis centers and domestic violence service providers. These providers have experience and expertise in teen dating violence and various forms of sexual assault.

• Schools have the opportunity to interrupt the cycle of violence by connecting victims, perpetrators, and bystanders to community services. Schools are strongly encouraged to make these connections and provide facilitated referrals to counseling, advocacy and educational organizations.

• Violence prevention education should be implemented not at the expense of academic achievement, but as a means of ensuring it.

S.H.A.R.E., Inc., Help for Abused Partners, and S.A.R.A., Inc. provide Teen Dating and Sexual Violence Prevention Programs in schools in Northeast Colorado.

Our Teen Dating and Sexual Violence Prevention Education Programs:

• Provide a definition of dating violence or relationship abuse that includes physical, sexual, verbal and emotional or psychological abuse.

• Teach healthy relationship skills and alternatives to abuse.

• Identify power and control issues as they relate to teen dating violence.

• Challenge attitudes that blame the victims.

• Increase empathy for victims/survivors.

• Encourage bystander accountability.

• Challenge social norms that permit or support abuse.

• Are facilitated by a person with expertise who has specialized training in the dynamics of sexual and relationship violence.

Call (970) 867-4444 for more information.