CLIENT ADVOCATE VOLUNTEER

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • You provide peer counseling for clients in an atmosphere of warmth and compassion using active listening and other helpful skills.
  • You provide accurate information on abortion, parenting, adoption, and foster care.
  • You offer support, materials resources, and referrals appropriate to a client’s situation.
  • You maintain client records and follow up according to guidelines of the center.

MUST HAVES

  • Complete Care Net training (about 6 months in duration) and be approved to counsel.
  • Commit to serve at least one day per week (during business hours).
  • Make arrangements with another team member to cover your shift, if you can’t make it.
  • Get a good rating on a background check (criminal history and background check).

SKILLS

  • You’re trustworthy and people often open up to you quickly.
  • You can listen to people who are hurt, confused and angry without judging them.
  • You’re compassionate.
  • You are organized, keep good notes, and have a ‘can do’ attitude that gets things done.

LOCATION

  • This opportunity is for our Newport News center.