Help us meet the growing demand for domestic violence services in our community. Volunteers provide direct support and services to victims, engage in prevention efforts, promote Safe Nest services and increase public awareness of domestic violence in our community.
If you would like to become a volunteer, please fill out the Volunteer Application and return it to:
Upon receipt and review of your application, you will receive further information by mail about the selection process, which includes an informal interview, background and reference check. Safe Nest conducts volunteer training in the fall and spring. Thank you for considering Safe Nest for your valuable volunteer time.
Shelter Advocates provide direct support and assistance to hotline callers and shelter residents. Duties include answering crisis calls, safety planning, screening callers for shelter and making appropriate referrals. Advocates also take applications for Emergency Protection Orders over the phone. Shelter Advocates support daily shelter operations by assisting residents or providing administrative support to shelter staff. Shelter Advocates are asked to commit to a minimum of four hours a week.
Children’s Advocates are needed throughout the year. Opportunities include providing structured play activities, field trips, story time and arts and crafts instruction. Children’s Advocates also assist with special projects, homework and social skill building. Volunteers provide positive support and attention while having lots of fun with the kids. Children’s Advocates are asked to commit to a minimum of four hours a week.
Court Support Volunteers work with victims of domestic violence at Family Court to provide support in the courtroom and debrief with them after proceedings. They assist victims as they navigate a complex legal system, as well as provide safety planning and community resources. Court Support volunteers are asked to commit to a minimum of four hours per week and must be available Monday through Friday during regular business hours.
Protection Order Assistants, located in the Family Violence Intervention Program at Family Court, help victims of domestic violence complete and file Protection Order applications. They provide information about the application process, safety planning and community resources. Protection Order Assistants are asked to commit to a minimum of four hours per week and must be available Monday through Friday during regular business hours.
Special Events/Outreach volunteers are Safe Nest’s public awareness ambassadors. They staff information booths and distribute information on domestic violence and Safe Nest at community fairs and events.
For more information on volunteering, please contact the Volunteer Coordinator at 877-0133 ext. 251 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Because of you, a victim of domestic violence may become a survivor.