These days more of us are looking for ways to be a part of something positive, something that can make a difference.
Consider becoming a SPAN Program Volunteer. SPAN volunteers are a part of the solution as we all work together to end all forms of violence in our community. Volunteers receive 33-hour paraprofessional anti-violence training, where you will learn about the dynamics of abuse, how to provide support in a nonjudgmental way, and how to use your time to advance positive social change. You may find that in the process you will be changed as well!
Program Volunteers provide support in the following areas of SPAN’s work:
• Crisis Line: provide professional support to crisis line callers, shelter residents and SPAN staff.
• DART Victim Advocates: emotional support and safety planning for survivors involved in a domestic violence incident to which the police have been called.
• Court Advocates: support survivors in the process of obtaining a protective order at the Boulder County and Broomfield Combined Courts.
• Children’s Volunteers: interact with children and create a safe space for emotional healing.
• Peers Building Justice: support SPAN’s youth-based violence prevention program and help give presentations, mentor high school youth in an arts-based after school program.
Apply online, or call 303.449.8623, ext.118 for more information. Interviews for the October training begin September 3.