Opportunities for Individuals
FACILITIES ASSISTANT – Provides general assistance to the shelter staff. Activities may include organizing the shelter facility, maintenance of inventory, attending special events with shelter residents, updating shelter resources, donation pickup, administrative assistance, assisting shelter staff in large shopping trips (grocery store), transporting clients and cleaning and general maintenance.
ADMINISTRATIVE– Provides general assistance at our administrative office or either of our Safe Houses. Responsibilities may include general clerical duties, receiving and directing phone calls, and providing general assistance to administrative staff.
SPECIAL EVENTS– Provides assistance in the planning of agency special events, assists in program preparation, site preparation, and program follow up. Attends special event. This position does not include activities with shelter residents.
CHILDCARE– Assists with children’s programming for children residing at the Safe House as well as the children of women participating in PADV community support groups.
LEGAL ADVOCATE– Works with Legal Advocate to assist clients through legal system. Attends court with clients and staff. Provides general support to legal services staff.
CRISIS LINE– Operates either the Gwinnett or Fulton County 24-hour crisis line. Assists with management of communications office. Records statistical information from crisis calls and referrals. Assists clients in getting settled. Works with supervisor towards developing and implementing personal goals.
BI-LINGUAL ADVOCATE– Assists in communications with residents and children whose primary language is not English.
TEEN ADVOCATE– Supports the staff with the Teen Dating Violence Prevention program by assisting in presentations and outreach to Teens in and around the Atlanta area.
Opportunities for Groups, Corporations & Churches
We welcome the participation of community groups. Groups may become involved in a variety of ways, including:
SUPPLY DRIVES. Holding a drive to collect various essentials is an excellent off-site way for your volunteer group to greatly support PADV. We are continuously in need of hygiene products, dry food goods, baby items, OTC medications, cleaning supplies, kitchen supplies and office supplies. To receive a flyer listing all of the goods which PADV is currently accepting, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also use this flyer to promote your drive.
HOLIDAY CELEBRATIONS. PADV tries to celebrate all major holidays at our shelters in one way or another. In the past, volunteer groups have been extremely helpful in creating a festive environment at our shelters and in providing various holiday treats. Some ideas include supplying greeting cards for Valentine’s Day, gift baskets for Easter, children’s costumes for Halloween and goodie bags for Labor Day. During the Christmas holidays, we tend to receive an outpour of generosity from various community groups; however, we would like to make our clients feel special year-round on other holidays as well. Please contact us if your group would like to help PADV celebrate an upcoming holiday.
MEALS. One of the most common and timeless ways that community groups support PADV is by providing shelter residents with a meal. We prefer that community groups prepare the meal off-site and deliver it.
SHELTER BEAUTIFICATION. Our shelters are routinely in need of landscaping, cleaning and other general improvements. These activities sometimes require special equipment and tools. If there is a particular way in which your volunteer group would like to assist in maintaining or beautifying our shelters, we would love to hear from you!