SUPERVISED BY: Family & Youth Advocate
AVAILABLE TIME SLOTS: Tuesdays, 5:30-8pm; Wednesdays, 9:30am-12pm; Thursdays, 5:30-8pm
Childcare providers serve the clients of Safe Haven by providing children’s programming while mothers attend support groups. Duties include working with a Safe Haven staff member to maintain general supervision over the children, while facilitating fun and educational activities. This is a great position for anyone who enjoys working with children and wants to learn more about the effects of domestic abuse on children.
Safe Haven Ministries—a nonprofit organization located in Grand Rapids, Michigan—believes in a multi-faceted approach to serving victims/survivors of domestic violence and preventing domestic violence in our community. Safe Haven offers confidential emergency shelter for women and children fleeing domestic violence; support groups, individual supportive counseling, and advocacy for women and children who do not require shelter; and primary prevention training and outreach for the entire community.
Qualifications & Requirements
- Some experience working with children.
Orientation & Training
- Several hours of general training are provided, as well as additional training in childcare procedures.
- Must be reliable. Confidentiality is a necessity.
Please fill out the volunteer application here. Contact Emily Wetzel at (616) 452-6664 or firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.