Volunteer 

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Goals

Sistahs Protecting Sistahs is an organization that seeks to serve all black girls and women with compassion, care, and dignity. Our work is motivated by a love of sisterhood and an intolerance to injustice. Our organization is guided by knowledge of evidence-based practices. We offer comprehensive emergency services while balancing education, support, safety, and life skills. A customized plan of action and care helps to balance services and measure progress. Each participant, staff member and volunteer contributes to the growing community of hope for black women and girls. We believe black women and girl’s lives are valuable and deserving of immense support and love.

List of opened positions

8 Regional Leaders: You will be the point of contact for volunteers and advocates in your entire region.
(Locations: Northeast, West, South, Midwest)

Local advocates: You will be the point of contact for volunteers and assistants in your state only.

Marketing Executive: responsible for spreading organizational awareness in social media outlets as well as manage the organization website.

Event Coordinator: responsible for planning & coordinating local search parties, training, meetings, etc, assessing funding needs for events, venue coordination, and required materials and information for events.

We need Local volunteers in order to support our mission, “Support For Sistahs”:

On-Call Volunteer: we need people to answer calls that come in to our 800 number. You will serve local and regional black girls and women calling in for assistance. You will be responsible for providing assistance to black women and girls depending on need. Requires training, background check, and the signing of a confidentiality agreement.

Outreach Team: will spread local awareness to black women and girls by engaging in search parties of missing black girls and women, recovering exploited missing black girls and women, and spreading organizational awareness in local communities. Will also volunteer for set up and clean up of events.

To fill out the volunteer application, please click HERE or the link below:

https://docs.google.com/…/1FAIpQLSey0ktXJ48xvIfAP…/viewform…

If you have any questions, please send an email to: sistahsprotectingsistahs@gmail.com

 

Gender of Volunteers

Sistahs Protecting Sistahs welcomes ALL women of any race to volunteer for our organization as an on-call volunteer. Volunteers that directly interface with our program participants must identify with female gender to provide a comfortable and open setting for our callers.

Age of Volunteers

Sistahs Protecting Sistahs’ staff evaluates the abilities and competency of all volunteers and assigns appropriate, safe activities as available. Volunteers under the age of 14 may not work within the programs of Sistahs Protecting Sistahs (Address: P.O Box 90874 Washington, D.C 20090) in accordance with state and federal laws and regulations. Volunteers that directly interface with our program participants must be 21 years of age or older. Volunteers under 18 must present a waiver of liability form signed by a parent or legal guardian when volunteering with Sistahs Protecting Sistahs. This waiver is included within the volunteer application. There is no maximum age.

Training Requirements of Volunteers

It is important to Sistahs Protecting Sistahs that we empower volunteers with the knowledge and skills needed to serve, interface with and advocate on behalf of survivors. For this reason, all new volunteers that serve within our “Support for Our Sistahs” program, are required to:

  1. Attend a Volunteer Conference Call
  2. Take an examination and pass with a score of 80%
  3. Sign a confidentiality agreement form prior to working any shift.

 

Breakdown of the Application process for Individual Volunteers:

  1. Submit the online application here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSey0ktXJ48xvIfAPuJ7YVNfPw6Zyls9FH11lC1EV70fISc3Ag/viewform?usp=sf_link
  2. Once applications are received, it will be processed within 5 days of submission
  1. Volunteers are registered for online volunteer training based on their choice. Training will be emailed after application is processed, along with training manual, examination link, and confidentiality agreement,
  2. Once training is complete, the applicant passes examination, and a confidentiality agreement is signed, the application will be sent to the organizational volunteer leader whom will email you with scheduling instructions.

 

Staffing the Assistance Line:

We ask volunteers to work a minimum of three shifts (12 hours) in the first six months of their commitment and two shifts (8 hours) a month after that.

Each volunteer shift is 4 hours:

12 am to 4 am

4 am to 8 am

8 am to 12 pm

12 pm to 4 pm

4 pm to 8 pm

8 pm to 12 am

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