Volunteer

SafeHouse relies on the generosity of many to achieve our mission, and as media attention related to domestic and sexual violence continues to grow, so do the demands for our services.

Please join SafeHouse as we work to change the statistics related to domestic and sexual abuse and make our community safer for all.

All volunteers working directly with our program participants must complete a criminal background check, orientation, training specific to their role and potentially other screenings.

 

Volunteer Opportunities

 

Sexual Assault Advocate: Serve on rotating on-call shifts for the SafeShelby sexual assault clinic. Volunteer advocates provide crisis intervention, support, advocacy, resource referrals and information to survivors of sexual assault, their families and loved ones. Requires 20+ hours of specialized training and commitment to two shifts per month.

 

Crisis-line: Answer calls to our 24-hour Crisis Line and provide emotional support, referrals and information. Requires a commitment of at least four hours monthly.

 

Childcare: Work alongside staff to provide supportive and educational childcare at the SafeHouse shelter.

 

Transportation Aide: Assist with pick-up and delivery of donated items and local transportation for shelter residents.

 

Fundraising/Public Relations: Solicit financial support and contribute to building community awareness.

 

Office Support: Assist with clerical duties.

 

Maintenance: Address facility needs including painting, minor repair projects and lawn care.

 

Storage Pantry: Organize, label and arrange incoming donations.

 

Sign up to volunteer with SafeHouse through VolunteerMatch (link to http://www.volunteermatch.org/search/org49000.jsp) or email our Volunteer and Community Coordinator at valenciaa@safehouse.org.