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Who are you referring?*About UsWe are a crisis-oriented shelter serving abuse victims and their children. A Better Way volunteers work alongside the staff and provide services in all areas including: crisis intervention, casework, in-takes, advocacy, transportation, and child-care. Training is provided and college students are required to make a one-semester commitment.Reference Contact InformationName*
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What is your relationship to volunteer applicant?How long have you known this individual?Less than 6 Months1-2 YearsMore than 2 yearsConfidentiality is very important at A Better Way. Volunteers are not to disclose information about clients and their children. Do you feel the applicant will uphold confidentiality?YesNoIf no, what concerns do you have regarding confidentiality?Is the applicant reliable and dependable?YesNoPlease Explain:Will the applicant be able to handle stressful situations? Will the applicant be able to work effectively with victims of domestic violence/sexual assault?YesNoPlease Explain:We work closely with our clients, and often it is difficult not to get attached. Do you feel the applicant can use proper boundaries with our clients?YesNoPlease Explain:Can you think of any reason why the applicant should NOT volunteer at A Better Way?YesNoIf yes, please explain:Do they follow through on commitments?YesNoPlease Explain:Any additional comments or concerns?