What is it like to work in a battered mens'/womens' shelter?
As a volunteer. What do you know about it that you can tell me? Thanks. Working with Children and the battered parents...after a 40 hour workshop over the course of a month.
Asked By: fslcaptain737 - 4/23/2008
Best Answer - Chosen by Asker
I haven't worked as a volunteer in a 'shelter', but as a paid employee for a number of years... More
Answered By: thing55001 - 4/23/2008
Additional Answers (4)
Working in a shelter for women and children as a volunteer is very rewarding. Yet don't expect all roses and positive feedback. It can be dangerous and you don't want to get too close to those you are there to help. They do have trust issues - so just let them know you care and are there to help and give support... More
Answered By: brother1216 - 4/23/2008
This would depend on what capacity you would be volunteering. If you are their on an internship you would be working directly with the clients and facilitating groups, doing one on one counseling or working on goal setting, planning and intervention. If there are children at the shelter you may be doing simple games... More
Answered By: Deirdre O - 4/23/2008
Erin Pizzey, the founder of women's shelters has written a number of books about her actual experiences and you would find these invaluable. They are eye openers. (Incidentally, she has now just launched a campaign for the expansion of men's shelters.)
Answered By: celtish - 4/24/2008
It's really easy in the shelter I work in. I just supervise to make sure everything is going okay, people are following the shelter rules, and counsel WHEN NEEDED... More
Answered By: EternalConfusion - 4/24/2008
Over 483 Local Jobs Now Hiring In Your Area. $18-$87/Hr - Apply Today!
No Scam. Realistic $87 Per Hour. No Schedule. Nice Pay. Start Today!
Post your resume and get seen by Va employers. Post Jobs. Find Jobs.
Over 471 Local Jobs Available. Hiring Now – Apply Today!
Other Career Questions
What jobs are there in the business field that are night jobs? Places and job titles please. Im have a BA in Business Admin and looking for a night job, already have a morning/day job.
Enumerate these jobs Say, patent application writting. patent application writing. In a company, what jobs are needed to keep confidential?
Content is not owned or controlled by Monster. Any content concerns should be addressed with Yahoo!
Yahoo! Does not evaluate or guarantee the accuracy of any Yahoo! Answers content. Yahoo! Disclaimer.
Best-Paying Work-from-Home Jobs
It’s easier than ever to work from home. Of course, not every job is a mobile job, and some companies aren’t interested in having their employees work from home.
2013 Marketing Jobs Outlook
The US may be facing another year of anemic hiring overall, but that won't be the case in the high-orbit world of multichannel, digital media marketing.
2013 Engineering Jobs Outlook
Engineers will find job opportunities in select disciplines in 2013, with candidates who are all-around, client-oriented businesspeople in demand.
Best-Paying Jobs by Major
What could you earn with a particular four-year degree? Find out by checking out this list of the top-paying jobs for 20 of the most common majors.
Eight High-Paying, Secure Jobs
Want to earn a good salary and enjoy a measure of job security as well? Check out these well-paying jobs on tap for fast growth in the coming years.