Direct Service Volunteer Roles
Weekly Support Group Co-Facilitator
These individuals work directly with the Prevail staff member to facilitate the curriculum of a group. Tasks: provides emotional support, feedback to the clients, and assists with individual activities. They have a working knowledge of the group curriculum. Additionally, this individual demonstrates healthy, appropriate boundaries and has an understanding of domestic or sexual violence and their effects. They also commit to attending group as consistently as possible unless there is a family emergency or illness. Preferred background: Social work, sociology, women’s studies, or related field.
Weekly Support Group Assistant
This individual works under the direct supervision of the Prevail staff member facilitating the curriculum of the group. Tasks: sets up the room, files client work, takes kids to the bathroom if necessary (Children’s Group Assistants), answers the door if no other volunteer is assigned, provides emotional support, may assist client’s in individual activities, and assists the Prevail staff member with any other tasks. Additionally, this individual demonstrates healthy, appropriate boundaries with clients and has an understanding of domestic and sexual abuse and their effects. They also commit to attending all twelve weeks of the group unless there is a family emergency or illness.
Group Co-Facilitator or Assistant Positions are available for Adult, Adolescent or Children’s Groups
Most Groups Meet in the Evenings
A Commitment is asked of at least 3-4 hours per week for 9-12 weeks depending on the group
Police Report Program Assistant
This individual works under supervision of a Prevail staff member to complete follow-up on police reports from various law enforcement agencies in Hamilton County. These police reports often serve as a first point of contact between Prevail and our clients. Tasks: Reading and organizing police reports, making follow-up calls, sending follow-up correspondence, and documenting all contacts and services provided. Working knowledge of Prevail’s mission and services, client resources for the purposes of making referrals. Additionally, this individual demonstrates healthy, appropriate boundaries with people who have been victims of crime. They also commit to a minimum of two to three hours twice a week and work to attend as consistently as possible unless there is a family emergency or illness. Ideal candidate will be motivated and willing to take guidance from Prevail staff, yet work without direction most of the time. Must respect and maintain confidentiality. Detail oriented, comfortable making phone calls to people who have been victimized, compassionate, and respectful. Understanding of administrative tasks’ importance in our ability to serve clients and carry out our mission.
Case Management Assistant
This individual works under the direct supervision of the Prevail staff member. Tasks: completing follow-up calls, police report follow-up calls, child advocacy center follow-ups, copying, managing case management list, working on writing group curriculum provided by the Prevail staff member, filing children’s work, and working on any other projects assigned by the Prevail staff member. Additionally, this individual demonstrates healthy, appropriate boundaries with families, who have been victims. They also commit to a minimum of two hours a week and work to attend as consistently as possible unless there is a family emergency or illness.
Safe Dates Facilitator
Safe Dates is a Ten Session dating violence prevention program. This program was created to offer insight regarding the attitudes and behaviors associated with dating Violence.
Currently Safe Dates is offered free of charge to 4 middle schools in Hamilton County. Facilitators of this program, post completing training, will provide education and support to 7th or 8th grade middle school students in their perspective schools. Volunteers interested in this program are required to engage in a full day of training/certification as well as 2-3 weeks of shadowing. Prevail is currently seeking passionate committed volunteers for this position. Bachelor’s Degree required-current students will be considered. Must be flexible and commit to a full session.
Employment Service Program
Ability and availability to sit at computer 2-3 hours twice a week and navigate various job search sites and select jobs that are appropriate for Prevail clients in consultation with Self-Sufficiency Advocate. Motivated and willing to take guidance, yet work without direction most of the time; Dependable; Available from time to time to contact members in the community for various resources; Available from time to time to enter client information into the database; Must respect and maintain confidentiality.