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Download our volunteer application here: VolunteerApplication2015

 


Please return completed applications to:
SAFE Haven of Racine, Inc.
1030 Washington Ave
Racine, WI 53403

Or email applications to:
info@safehavenofracine.org

 


Opportunities:
  • Youth shelter
  • Nurses (RN) 
  • Clerical 
  • Marketing and Development
  • Fund-raising 
  • Community Events 
  • Building
  • Maintenance 
  • Housecleaning 
  • Lawn/garden Care
  • Committee Service
  • Transportation
  • Program Preference
Qualifications:
  • Genuine desire to help others
  • Complete necessary training*
  • Willingness to commit to 6 months service
  • Respect confidentiality of clients
  • Criminal background check

*Training varies for each volunteer position

Training: The type and amount of training that is required of each volunteer is dependent on what type of work the volunteer wishes to do in the agency.  The following are the training requirements for the different types of volunteers within the agency:

 

  • Volunteers/Interns of any age who are assisting with clerical/computer work, marketing and development, cleaning, house maintenance, or any other project that does not include working with clients of any SAFE Haven program must complete the following requirement:
    • Read the Volunteer Manual and sign the Agreement of Compliance form associated with it.  This form will be placed in his/her volunteer file.
  • Adult Volunteers/Interns (18 and older) who are assisting with any SAFE Haven program, and who will be having contact with program clients must complete the following requirements:
    • Read the Volunteer Manual and sign the Agreement of Compliance form associated with it.  This form will be placed in his/her volunteer file.
    • Demonstrate their knowledge in the following areas by completing tests in each area and/or completing the approximately 40 hours of basic training that includes watching video tapes of in-services on subjects that include but are not limited to:
      •  Suicide and Depression 
      •  Boundaries 
      •  AODA  I and II 
      •  Communication Skills  I and II 
      •  Child Abuse 
      •  Domestic Abuse 
      •  Sexually Transmitted Diseases / Infections and HIV 
      •  Resources/Referrals 
      •  Gangs 
      •  Sexual Assault 
      •  Active Listening** In order to successfully complete the Basic Training, the Adult Volunteer/Intern must watch all of the video tapes of the above mentioned in-services, complete an In-service Documentation Form for each training section, to be placed in his/her volunteer file, and complete tests on each section to make sure that each volunteer possesses the key information necessary to work with clients.
    • After the Volunteer/Intern has completed the Basic Training, they may continue to train one-on-one with the staff of the program they want to volunteer for.
       
  • Peer Helpers are youth who are interested in volunteering for any SAFE Haven program where they will have contact with the program clients.  These youth volunteers must complete the following training before they will be allowed to volunteer with any SAFE Haven program: 
    • Read the Volunteer Manual and sign the Agreement of Compliance form associated with it.  This form will be placed in his/her volunteer file.
    • Complete the Peer Helper Training, which is a miniature version of the Basic Training that is required by the Adult Volunteer / Intern.  In order to complete the Peer Helper training, youth must watch the in-service videos and read the corresponding material for the following topics:
      • Communication Skills  I and II 
      • Sexually Transmitted Diseases / Infections and HIV 
      • Gangs 
      • AODA  I and II** The Peer Helper must fill out an In-service Documentation Form for each training section to be placed in his/her volunteer file and be tested on the material to make sure that each volunteer possesses the key information needed to work with clients.
    • After a Peer Helper successfully completes this training, they will then be trained one-on-one by the staff of the program they want to volunteer for.

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