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Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer Talk August 27, 6pm - 8pmThank you for your interest in volunteering with us at SafeHouse Center! We have a rich history of providing outstanding services to survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault. We work within the local community and help lead efforts to create a violence-free society. We are excited to invite you to join us in this work!


Join us at SafeHouse Center on Tuesday, August 27th
between 6pm and 8pm to learn more about volunteering!

 

SafeHouse Center has two large umbrella groups of volunteer opportunities: Direct Services and Non-Direct Services.

Direct Service programs offer volunteers the opportunity to work directly with survivors and their children. Select an opportunity below for more information. All of these programs involve crisis intervention work.

Application requirements: All direct service volunteers must be at least 18 years old and must complete a 32-hour Direct Service Volunteer Training that takes place twice a year in the spring and fall. Our Fall 2019 Training dates are September 20-22 and October 4-5, 2019. Attendance is required for all 5 days of the training. Volunteers are trained for one program at the training.

Non-Direct Service programs do not work directly with survivors, but offer volunteers the opportunity to interact with community members and donors. Select an opportunity below for more information. There are adult and teen volunteer opportunities available.


Direct Service Volunteer Programs

Shelter/HelpLine Volunteers

Shelter/HelpLine Volunteers interact with the survivors and their children staying in the 50 bed shelter at SafeHouse Center and help answer our 24-hour HelpLine. These volunteers are cross trained to provide crisis intervention, advocacy, education and practical assistance to survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault either in the shelter or on the phone. Flexible evening and overnight shifts are available.

Volunteer Time Requirements: Volunteers are asked to make a minimum 4 hour per week commitment.

Children and Youth Volunteers

Children and Youth Volunteers engage in recreational activities in our Children’s Playroom. Volunteers help role model healthy, non-violent relationships while providing support and assistance to children staying in shelter.

Volunteer Time Requirements: 2.5 hour per week commitment from 5:45pm to 8:15pm Monday-Friday.

Response Team Volunteers

Response Teams Volunteers respond nights and weekends, to provide immediate crisis intervention to survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence. Volunteers meet with survivors in the hospital and jail setting to offer support, information and advocacy immediately following incidents of domestic violence and sexual assault, as well as respond by phone when necessary.  A valid driver’s license and access to a reliable vehicle are required for this program.

Volunteer Time Requirements: On-call shifts run from 5p to 8a on weeknights or 8a-8a weekends. Volunteers are asked to take 3 shifts each month. We also ask that Response Teams volunteers live within 30 minutes of SafeHouse Center, as to ensure prompt responses for survivors. Note: Due to insurance requirements, Response Team Volunteers must be at least 21.

Support Group Volunteer Facilitator

Co-facilitators assist the staff facilitator and help create a supportive environment while providing advocacy and education for survivors who have experienced sexual assault or domestic violence. SafeHouse provides both drop-in and closed curriculum based groups.  No previous group facilitation experience is required. Volunteers are required to be available for 2 hours for their assigned support group. Support Groups are based on need and availability.

Volunteer Time Requirements: 2 hours for their assigned support group, Monday – Thursday 5:45pm-7:45pm. Support Groups are based on need, availability and times vary.


Non-Direct Service Volunteers

Front Desk Receptionists

As a volunteer receptionist you will greet visitors, assist with donors and do light clerical tasks. Training will be provided.

Volunteer Time Requirements: 4 hour weekly shifts during business hours M-F 9am-5pm.

Fundraising and Community Outreach

Volunteers with our newest program, Fundraising and Community Outreach, will attend community events as SafeHouse Center representatives. They will assist in setting up and tearing down at event locations and will manage a fundraising table. They will also assist staff with fundraising and communications tasks and community outreach.

Volunteer Time Requirements: Volunteers will volunteer on an as-needed basis.

Teen Voice: High School Peer Prevention Education

Teen Voice volunteers are high school students dedicated to ending dating violence and sexual assault by providing peer-to-peer educational presentations for local high schools and community awareness events. More information about this program.

Become a volunteer now!

Still have questions about volunteering? Contact us!