Prerequisite Opportunity: Help Girls Learn Valuable Life Skills with GirlStrength (age 18+) Referral
Family Services, Children & Youth Education
Families;Low-income Communities;People with Disabilities;People with Health-based Concerns;Other;LGBT(Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual,Transgender)
Age Minimum (with Adult) - 18, Minimum Age - 18+, Skill Category - N/A
Help Girls Learn Valuable Life Skills with GirlStrength (age 18+) Referral
WANT GIRLS to FEEL EMPOWERED CONFIDENT AND STRONG?
GirlStrength is a violence prevention program operated through the Portland Police Bureau. This unique program is modeled on the WomenStrength Program, one of the first free rape prevention programs in the country. GirlStrength is designed to meet the unique safety needs of girls 10-17 years of age. Topics covered in a week-long camp or the nine- week program include: safety planning and prevention strategies, self-care after trauma, assertiveness training and boundary setting, healthy communication and relationships. Girls learn physical skills and are educated on topics related to violence: sexual assault, bullying, dating and intimiate partner violence, gang involvement and human trafficking. Programs and workshops are offered in schools and community centers all over Portland. The programs are operated by one full-time employee and approximately 35 full time volunteer instructors.
GirlStrength is looking for volunteer administrative assistants to work closely with the program director. Tasks include, but are not limited to, overseeing the organization and maintenance of teaching materials, data entry and filing, helping to organize and schedule publicity events at fairs and festivals, representing the Strength programs at events, soliciting donations, updating media representation, and working closely with the Director, to oversee the growth and development of the programs.
Our ideal volunteer has excellent communication and social skills, is comfortable working with the general public, enjoys working in an office environment, assisting with events, classes and fundraising. Computer skills and a basic knowledge of software are a bonus but not necessary.
What the programs offers interns or volunteers: An opportunity to work in the Family Services Division of the Portland Police Bureau, attend on site in-service monthly trainings, take free holistic self-defense classes (females only) and work with men, women, girls and boys all over Portland, while also being connected to a vibrant community of men and women dedicated to ending violence. Volunteers can learn violence prevention and personal safety skills, as well as self-defense skills.
Volunteer Commitment: six months to one year, working a minimum of 6 hrs per week.
- Volunteers must be 18 years of age or older to participate in this opportunity.
All candidates are required to complete a written application and pass a panel interview and background check prior to commencing volunteer duties.
Click on "Express Interest" below if you are interested in helping out!
**This is a Referral Opportunity, which means it is run directly by one of our nonprofit partners. Once you express interest, someone from the partner organization should follow up with you shortly to discuss confirming you as a volunteer for this opportunity.
**Please note, your hours may not be recorded in your Hands On Greater Portland account since this is a partner-managed opportunity.