Thank you for your interest in volunteering at SAFEHOME. Volunteers represent a valuable part of our organization and play an important role in helping us achieve our mission to break the cycle of domestic violence and partner abuse for victims and their children. We have a variety of volunteer opportunities and each role is equally important. Please review our information and learn how to get started.
Susan Lebovitz, CVM
Volunteer & Community Engagement Manager
We value our volunteers and provide flexible options that meet a variety of schedules. Our goal is to match volunteers’ skills with the best area of service, which will offer them the opportunity to use their talents and strengths while supporting SAFEHOME.
Time Commitment: Varies. We encourage volunteers to commit to a consistent volunteer shift with a minimum of 50 hours over six months. We understand not all volunteers can make a regular, reoccurring time commitment and offer opportunities for episodic (one & done) volunteering.
Eligibility & Requirements
- Be at least 16 years of age and have transportation
- Complete a volunteer application
- Complete volunteer orientation & training specific to volunteer opportunity
- Complete a background check at a cost of $15 to $25 depending on volunteer role
When you are ready, GET STARTED! Fill out the Volunteer Application. You’ll provide basic contact information and tell us why you want to volunteer at SAFEHOME. We look forward to hearing from you!
Previous SAFEHOME clients must wait 2 full years from the last date of service to apply to be a volunteer.
“I volunteer for SAFEHOME at an occasional special event and weekly in the Children’s Center and a minimum of weekly as a hospital advocate. As a retired counselor, I especially enjoy co-leading a weekly educational group about SAFEHOME’s services at a local hospital. It gives me a chance to use my counseling skills, and the response of patients is heartwarming, so it feels very worthwhile. Every SAFEHOME staff member I’ve worked with has been competent, caring, polite, and always expresses appreciation for volunteers. This, how well the organization is run, and the helpful services offered by SAFEHOME have impressed me and made volunteering here a very positive experience.”
“SAFEHOME changed my life by giving me the courage and self-esteem to change my life. I will forever be thankful! I will volunteer as long as I can.”