SafeHaven of Tarrant County

Agency Mission: To end domestic violence through safety, support, prevention and social change.

Opportunities Available:

CHILDREN’S PROGRAM ASSISTANT: Provide care and support of children in the shelters. Implement age-appropriate activities including group games, interactive play, crafts, reading and occasional field trips, etc.

Best Times to Volunteer:  Monday-Thursday between 9:00 a.m. – 8:30 p.m. (2-3 hour shifts)
Location: Fort Worth or Arlington Shelter
Requirements/Training: New Volunteer Orientation & Specialized Children’s Program Training. Minimum 16 years of age, 14 if accompanied by parent or guardian.
Volunteer must enjoy working with children and have good nurturing skills. Volunteers must also be able to lift 25 pounds.

CLIENT ADVOCATE ASSISTANT: Assist staff in the operation of the 24 hour Client Services Center. Provide assistance to shelter residents with basic care needs and appointments. Greet new clients and provide tour and room assignments.

Best Times to Volunteer: Monday-Thursday between 7:00 a.m. and 10:00 p.m. (2-3 hour shifts)
Location: Fort Worth or Arlington Shelter
Requirements/Training: New Volunteer Orientation & Crisis Intervention Training. Minimum 18 years of age. Good listening skills, patient, non- judgmental, sensitive to the feelings of others, quick thinker, calm under pressure, self-starter. Volunteers must be able to lift 25 pounds.

CRISIS RESPONSE ASSIST: Volunteers will work in-tandem with staff members to answer hotline calls, give referrals to other agencies, complete forms and assist callers with a safety plan. Volunteers will also respond to calls from Harris Methodist Hospital and JPS Hospital, when a domestic violence victim comes in for medical services.

Best Times to Volunteer: Bi-monthly, Monday-Sunday between 7:00 a.m. and 10:00 p.m. (4 hour shifts)
Location: Fort Worth Shelter
Requirements/Training: New Volunteer Orientation and Crisis Intervention Training. Minimum 18 years of age. Good listening skills, patient, non- judgmental, sensitive to the feelings of others, quick thinker, calm under pressure, self-starter. Excellent critical thinking skills, sensitivity to domestic violence victims, willingness to work independently, reliable and has the ability to maintain confidentiality.

BERRY GOOD BUYS RESALE STORE: Volunteers assist staff by sorting, sizing and pricing donations, greeting donors, monitoring the store and occasional special projects.

Best Times to Volunteer: Monday-Saturday between 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. (2-3 hour shifts)
Location: Berry Good Buys Resale Store, 1701 W. Berry Street Fort Worth, TX 76110
Requirements/Training: New Volunteer Orientation. Minimum 16 years of age. Must be flexible, have good customer service skills, be able to work with all types of people and have a positive attitude. Volunteers must be able to lift up to 25 pounds.

TRANSITIONAL LIVING FUN Group: A monthly support group for the women and children in our Transitional Living Program. Volunteers will provide support and facilitate activities with the youth. They will also help set up food and serve transitional clients.

Best Times to Volunteer: Every 2nd Tuesday of each month from 6:00 p.m.- 8:00 p.m. (2 hour shifts)
Location: Pantego Bible Church, 8001 Anderson Boulevard, Fort Worth, TX 76120
Requirements/Training: New Volunteer Orientation. Minimum 16 years of age. Must possess excellent thinking, listening skills, and have the ability to work with children of various ages.

ADMINISTRATIVE COUNSELING CENTER AIDE: Volunteers will perform administrative and clerical duties including: scheduling appointments, coordinating donations (Arlington), organizing donations, answering phones, filing, copying and greeting clients.

Best Times to Volunteer:  Fort Worth (Monday-Friday 9:00 a.m.- 7:00 p.m.) (2-4 hour shifts)
Location: Fort Worth Counseling Center, 1100 Hemphill Street, Fort Worth, Texas 76104
Requirements/Training: New Volunteer Orientation. Minimum 18 years of age

MENTORING PROJECT: Safe Haven of Tarrant County’s Mentoring Project is designed for male youth in our Transitional Living program to be matched with a male adult in our community. The Mentor must commit to a minimum of 1 year and volunteering/visiting with Mentee at least three hours per month. The Mentor is responsible for coordination of activities and transportation of Mentee. The Mentor must abide by the Mentor Participant Project Application and Waiver Liability and Assumption of Risk and Indemnity Agreement.

Best Times to Volunteer: One in person visit (3 hours) per month minimum, additional visits at discretion of mentor and mentee.
Location: Depends upon mutually agreed upon locations between mentor and mentee.
Requirements/Training: New Volunteer Orientation, Mentor Orientation (once every other month SHTC staff monitor/check-up meeting), and Quarterly Meetings with Mentoring Project staff. Minimum 21years of age.

 

Contact: Lindsay Klatzkin
Email: lklatzkin@safehaventc.org
Phone: 817-888-6388
Website:www.safehaventc.org