Individual Volunteer Opportunities
Volunteers at SafePlace are often a survivor’s first hope--offering much-needed support during a rape examination or a compassionate, informative presence at court or at the shelter. A number of volunteers work daily with the children of SafePlace, in the after-school programs, on-site charter school, the child development center and other areas throughout SafePlace.
Additionally, the daily operations of SafePlace require the support of many volunteers in areas that involve limited client interaction. Volunteers in this area staff booths in the community, help with clerical or administrative duties, support fundraising and special events, assist at our Charter School or Daycare, provide workshops for Life Skills classes and help to foster pets of families in shelter.
Volunteers interested in working directly with survivors, children or representing SafePlace in the community must first attend a Volunteer Open House.
- Volunteer must be of age 18 and older (daycare center volunteers must be 16 or older);
- A commitment of approximately eight hours per month for at least six months after training;
- Complete a Volunteer Application including a criminal background check;
- Complete Volunteer Training (additional program specific training may be necessary); and,
- Interview with Volunteer Services Manager and/or volunteer supervisor.