Domestic Violence Support and Mentor

  • Volunteer Opportunity posted by RAHAMA

Published

08/09/2018

Start Date

09/01/2018

End Date

03/01/2019

Times of day

Weekends

Time Commitment

A few hours per week

Duration

Long-Term (6 months-1 year)

Address

Buffalo
New York
United States

Description

RAHAMA, or Resources And Help Against Marital Abuse, is looking for socially conscious and culturally competent individuals to act as mentors to our clients. Our clients are survivors of domestic violence that belong to the immigrant and refugee communities. RAHAMA is looking for individuals to serve as an additional resource and who can provide our survivors with one-on-one support as they rebuild their lives. Support services include (but are not limited to) teaching mentees how to use the public transport system, how to open a bank account and create a budget, where to find emergency services, and an occasional medical appointment accompaniment.


Responsibilities include:

  • Meet at least once per week at a safe and convenient space for both mentor and mentee
  • Check-ins via phone/text
  • Supportive listening
  • Additional responsibilities will be on a individual basis and may include transportation and shopping assistance along with some accompaniment to medical appointments.


Qualifications

  • Transportation required
  • Bilingual English/Arabic or English/Farsi preferred




Serious inquiries only! Minimum 6 month commitment required. Due to the nature of our work, all volunteers are required to undergo a background and reference check. Pre-screened volunteer mentors must also attend an orientation prior to being assigned a mentee. Volunteers will be contacted on a case by case basis. Please submit a short personal statement about how you would a good fit for the mentorship program. Looking for mature applicants.

Benefits

  • Training Provided
  • Language/Cultural Support Available

Benefits

  • Families

How To Apply

Send personal statement and 1 reference anumshariff@rahama.org.


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