Women, who have become a victims of domestic violence no longer feel safe at home, are afraid and in need of intensive support, depend on quick help. In the women's and children's shelter they find a protected environment and intensive care after often traumatizing incidents.
Currently we are looking for volunteers to support our on-call duty.
What's the job?
Women and children in urgent emergency situations need immediate protection and must be given shelter also in the evenings, in the night and during the weekends. As part of the on-call duty you will receive calls from the women themselves as well as the police, youth welfare office or counselling centers. It's your job to meet with the women, show them the house and introduce them to the other residents. You will also be contacted in case of technical problems, psycho-social crises or medical emergencies.
What do we offer?
As a volunteer in the women's and children's shelter you receive a qualified training and support. A background service is ensured at the first missions. In addition, conversations with the full-time employees are possible on a flexible basis as agreed, as is a regular exchange of experience with other volunteers. Upon request, you will receive a certificate of your commitment. On-call duty can be approved as a practical training during academic studies.
Are you interested in supporting our team? Or do you have other ideas which could be interesting for the women's and children's shelter?
Please feel free to contact us.
Yvonne Schulz-Sicking (Head of women's and children's shelter)
phone (+49) 2594 / 86854
Dagmar Klose (Volunteer Coordinator)