Dear Mr. Grundy,
Reading your listing for a Victim Advocate I admit I was intrigued. I am a professional social worker who has performed in this capacity for a variety of departments as demonstrated on my resume.Though I graduated from Lincoln College with a MS in Social Work in 1983 school started in children’s services. As you can imagine this was an intense stressful and emotionally draining position.
For over a decade I was a victim advocate for abused and abandoned children that found themselves innocently trapped in the court and foster care system. Since my experiences have led to working in homeless shelters for men women and families. I was a member of the New York District Attorney’s Office acting as victim advocate and behavioral specialist and was part of the city’s education system in the same capacity.
My current responsibilities at Dayton Victim Advocate covers a lot of the duties listed in your post as well as several that I have an interest in exploring. I would love to come in and find out more. I am available for an interview at your convenience.
Sample cover letter for Full Time position at Helping Up Mission
September 1, 2014
Mr. Volunteer Coordinator
Helping Up Mission
1000 St. Paul Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
Dear Mr. Coordinator:
I am interested in becoming a part of the Helping Up Mission organization to help provide resources to those who are homeless. From a very early age, I have filled shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child and have been amazed how just a little effort can make a difference in someone else’s life. Volunteering with Helping Up Mission will allow me to pursue my passion of providing help, resources and comfort to others who are in need.
Since my arrival at Johns Hopkins, I have become involved with Our Daily Bread, a Baltimore Catholic soup kitchen that provides hot meals to impoverished people. I have gained experience working with children through my head counselor position at camp and voluntary mentor role for a high school student from Baltimore City.
In addition my academic classes have prepared me for work in public health and relief. I am taking a class in public health, which teaches me about different aspects of public health, including sanitation, disease control and prevention, and advocacy. This knowledge will guide me in helping provide health and wellness services to those who are homeless. Last semester I had the opportunity to take a class on Baltimore’s public health policies, and my understanding of the infrastructure of Baltimore’s health programs will help me contribute to and organize programs that Helping Up Mission already has in place.
Additionally, Spanish classes I have taken in high school and at Hopkins will enable me to communicate with people from different cultures and backgrounds, including the large Hispanic population in Baltimore. Communication is important in developing a relationship and making others feel more comfortable. Through Spanish I can advocate for those who do not have a voice. I have gained experience working with children through my head counselor position at camp and voluntary mentor role for a high school student from Baltimore City.
I have an enthusiasm and passion for work that will help me make a difference in people’s lives through the Helping Up Mission. I welcome the opportunity to speak with you more about my qualifications for this invaluable volunteer position. Thank you for your time and consideration, I can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or XXX.XXX.XXXX.
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