Volunteer Training Starts in September

(Blaine, MN) – Alexandra House will hold its biannual volunteer training September 9 – October 5, 2015. This training presents the unique opportunity for community members to learn critical skills when working with victims/survivors of domestic violence, sexual violence, dating violence, and abuse in later life. Whether working in our shelter, as hospital advocates, or childcare providers, volunteers are an indispensable component of Alexandra House’s work. There is no substitute for a reassuring voice and a steady hand in an emergency.

The training is comprised of ten individual sessions that cover topics that range from legal matters to the specific needs of survivors and their families. Interactive workshops, guest speakers, and the most current research help prepare volunteers for the sensitive nature of this work and to hone appropriate responses to crisis.

Along with a desire to help Anoka County families, an ideal candidate must have excellent communication skills, heightened cultural awareness, and an ability to maintain confidentiality. Additionally, candidates must: be over 18, have a valid Driver’s License, pass a background check, be able to make a one-year commitment, and attended meetings and trainings as needed.

All volunteer trainings held at Alexandra House in Blaine, MN.

Mandatory Information Session:
Monday, August 24, 2015 – 5:30-7:00 pm

Volunteer Training Schedule:
• Wednesday, September 9
• Saturday, September 12
• Monday, September 14
• Wednesday, September 16
• Saturday, September 19
• Monday, September 21
• Wednesday, September 23
• Monday, September 28
• Wednesday, September 30
• Monday, October 5

Pre-registration required. The Information Session on Monday, August 24 and all ten (10) volunteer training sessions are mandatory. Contact Jess Cheney, Community Education Coordinator, with questions or to register at 763-795-5452 or email at jcheney@www.alexandrahouse.org. Please complete the Volunteer Application on our website at www.alexandrahouse.org prior to the Information Session.

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