Volunteer with our Bilingual Domestic Violence Agency
- Volunteer Opportunity posted by Lutheran Settlement House
1340 Frankford Avenue
The Lutheran Settlement House BDVP offers a variety of ways to get involved! Here are just some of the opportunities we offer volunteers:
Babysitting for children who need to accompany a parent during counseling appointment
Assisting staff with community education and public speaking
Event planning and coordination
Public policy and legislative advocacy
Outreach and awareness activities
Other ideas that you might have!
Volunteers providing direct service to clients (must complete the 40-hour training, and 5 – 10 hours of on the-job training required by the Pennsylvania Coalition Against Domestic Violence (PCADV). The training is free for potential volunteers!
The 40-hour training is offered several times a year and includes:
1. A minimum of 40 hours of instruction including lectures, guest speakers, group exercises, role plays and audio-visual materials. 2. A minimum of 5 hours of supervised on-the-job experience (doublestaffing); and 3. Reading assignments from the training manual.
In addition to the basic 40-hour training, volunteers providing direct service will receive a minimum of an additional 8 hours of training each year on issues related to domestic violence service provision. These training's include in-service training and outside workshops.
Volunteers providing indirect service are asked to complete 6 online modules from our state coalition partner, PCADV, and to meet for an hour or two to talk about Lutheran's history and services -- so when folks ask at an event you're ready to answer.
All volunteers, no matter their capacity, need to complete a background check and child abuse clearance -- checking for violent felonies and child abuse/endangerment.
We are happy to explore these options and other opportunities with you!
If you are interested in volunteering please reach out to Richie Schulz at firstname.lastname@example.org or 215-426-8610 ext 1299
How To Apply
Please reach out to Richie Schulz at email@example.com or 215-426-8610 ext 1299 if you are interested in volunteering and we will be in touch with you shortly!