General Information
Description of ProgramHOSPITAL ADVOCACY-After 40 hours of training, volunteers become advocates for child victims of sexual abuse and/or assault and adult survivors of sexual assault or domestic violence. Volunteers are asked to serve a minimum request of 2 shifts (8am-8pm or 8pm-8am)per month to assist victims at any of the local Nassau County hospitals. Nassau County residence and a valid driver's license are required. CHILD VICTIM ADVOCATE PROGRAM-Volunteers help reduce system induced trauma for child victims of abuse and their non-offending family members when involved with the Family or Criminal Court systems. COURT ADVOCACY-Trained volunteers spend one day per week at the Nassau County Family Court or Criminal Court offering assistance, support and information to persons who seek Orders of Protection, and other court assistance in family violence matters. Training is arranged on an ongoing and individual basis. PRO BONO PROJECT- The Safe Center LI Pro Bono Project seeks to recruit pro bono attorney's and provide the training and resources necessary to successfully present victims of domestic violence in civil legal matters. COMMUNITY OUTREACH-Volunteers work to advance the cause against family violence and sexual assault through awareness and education. Volunteers represent the agency at health and/or information fairs. SPECIAL EVENTS-Volunteers are involved in supporting fundraising and other special events/functions throughout the year to assist in activities related to these events such as: mailings, solicitation of goods, services, journal ads, etc., as well as staffing assistance at these events. OFFICE WORK-Volunteers work with the clerical/administrative staff as needed to support various office duties such as mailing, filing, copying, answering phones, and other general clerical functions. CHILD WAITING ROOM-Volunteers provide oversight of the Child Waiting Room as family members receive agency services. Oversight can include reading to smaller children, assisting school-aged children with homework, playing a game with kids, and attending to specific needs.
Geographic AreaNassau
Public TransportationAccessible by public transportation.
Facility/ADA AccessWheelchair Accessible.
Client Information
Languages SpokenItalian, Spanish
EligibilityAppointment required
Hours of OperationM-F 9am-8pm; Sat and Sun on call
Contact Information
Contact's NameDiane Harvey
Contact's PositionVolunteer Coordinator
Contact's Emaildharvey@scli.org
Physical Site Address 115 Grumman Road West, Suite 1000
Physical Site City, State, ZipBethpage, NY 11714
Mailing Address 115 Grumman Road West, Suite 1000
Mailing City, State, ZipBethpage, NY 11714
Main Phone(516)465-4700
Hotline Phone(516)542-0404
Program Emailinfo@tscli.org
Web Addresswww.tscli.org
Additional Information
Volunteer OpportunitiesYes
Last UpdateJan18
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