Benefits of Volunteerting at Safe Harbor
Help Survivors of Violence
As a Safe Harbor volunteer you will ensure essential services to women, children, and men who are survivors of domestic violence of sexual assault. Your services can help these individuals rebuild their lives.
Gain New Skills
Volunteering at Safe Harbor is an opportunity to build or develop your skill set. Our volunteers receive 40-hours of training!
Network with Professionals
During your time at Safe Harbor you will establish connections with our professional staff and many other committed volunteers, which will help develop your connections in your community.
Increase Your Happiness
Studies have shown that people who volunteer their time and services are happier than those who don’t. Build a happier life and brighter future for you, your community, and violence survivors.
Safe Harbor Volunteer Requirements
For volunteers opportunities that involve direct work with clients, please note the following requirements:
- Volunteers must complete a background investigation.
- Volunteers are asked to pay for the background check and fingerprints.
- 40-hours of volunteer training are required, as well as shadowing and ongoing training.
- Volunteers must be over 18 years old.
- Volunteers must comply with all Safe Harbor policies and procedures, including signing a confidentiality agreement.
- Given the investment of resources in our volunteers, we require at least a six-month volunteer commitment.
Volunteer Opportunities at Safe Harbor
Crisis Response Team Advocate Volunteers
Crisis Team Advocate Volunteers are on-call after hours (evenings and weekends) and are dispatched through law enforcement when there has been police involvement with a domestic violence or sexual assault situation.
Volunteers meet with victims to offer support, resources, and referrals.
Daily, including weekends and holidays: 12am-6am, 6am-12pm, 12pm-6pm, 6pm-12am
Service Project Volunteers
Past projects have included:
- General property maintenance
- Storage organization
- Repainting shelter bedrooms
- Special activities/events
If you’re interested in completing a service project with Safe Harbor, please contact our Volunteer Coordinator at 801-660-6104.
Volunteers at our shelter help with a variety of tasks including:
- Answering the crisis line
- Completing intakes
- Accepting and organizing donations
- Problem solving with residents
- Assisting with other shelter operations
This role is perfect for someone who is solution-oriented, enjoys working in a team environment, and is comfortable dealing with crisis.
Sunday – Saturday 8am-11am, 11am-2pm, 2pm-5pm, and 5pm-8pm
Pro Bono Professional Volunteers
Pro Bono Professional Volunteers are specialized professionals who donate their services in benefit of Safe Harbor clients.
Safe Harbor Crisis Center particularly needs Pro Bono services donated by lawyers.
Fundraising Volunteers assist with fundraising efforts and events, such as our annual Evergreens Benefit.
If you like talking with people or have strong organizational skills, this could be the perfect volunteer position for you!
The Fundraising Volunteer schedule would be flexible and can even be done from home, if you prefer.
Protective Order Court Volunteers
Protective Order Court Volunteers assist petitioners by directing them where to go, helping them fill out paperwork, and offering support prior to and during their hearing.
This role is perfect for someone who is solution-oriented, compassionate, and assertive when needed.
Wednesday mornings from about 8:30am until 12:30pm.
Lifeline and Prevention Center Volunteers
Lifeline and Prevention Center Volunteers provide assistance at the center by answering calls, assisting with administrative tasks, working on special projects, and greeting clients coming to the center.
Monday – Friday 9am-12pm, 12pm-3pm, and 3pm-6pm.
Childcare Volunteers assist with childcare during survivor support groups.
This role is perfect for anyone who wants to make a difference in the lives of children impacted by violence.
Life Skills Facilitator
Life Skills Facilitator Volunteers work with survivors to conduct life skills activities and groups around some of the following topics:
1-4 times monthly weekday evenings dependent on current needs