Preparing for Volunteer Training

The following are resources for new volunteers and others attending our volunteer training. All participants should review the following materials to ensure a shared language, participate more fully in discussions, and become familiar with SafePlace philosophy. Please complete the review of the following materials by the first day of training*.

For some, this is a lot of new information. It is not expected that you remember everything but we want you to be familiar with some of the things we will be talking about. At SafePlace we believe that our identities play a big role in our experiences as victims, as clients of services, how we experience the world, how we heal and why we are victimized. It is important that our volunteers and staff understand and operate under the same philosophy. Please contact us if you have any questions or find these topics personally challenging.

If you are intimately familiar with any of the above information, please do not feel required to review the material.