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VOLUNTEER

The work we do at Safe Harbor would not be possible without the healing hearts and helping hands of our dedicated volunteers. Volunteering is a meaningful way to help support survivors of abuse by donating your time and skill set..

Meet our Volunteer of the Month!

Linda and Peggy, also known as the Dynamic Duo, have been making an impact at Safe Harbor for over 15 years. Peggy will tell you she was here “before computers.” 

These two are one and the same and are a strong and positive team at the Shelter Front Desk. They help pick up food from the Bishop’s Storehouse, unload the food, and organize the client’s kitchen as well as the 72-hour storage.

Shelter staff can’t thank them enough for the work, impact, and help they bring to the clients.

Benefits of Volunteering at Safe Harbor

Help Survivors

Volunteers are critical to our services. Safe Harbor volunteers make a difference to each of our clients.

Gain New Skills

Safe Harbor offers opportunity for growth for all who walk through our doors. Our 40-hour training is just one example of the knowledge that can be gained by becoming a Volunteer

Make Connections

Join our team at Safe Harbor and connect with professionals on our staff and other community partners.

Build Happiness

Enjoy the experience of working alongside our staff. Build a happier life and bright future for you, your community, and survivors.

Current Volunteer Opportunities

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.

Shifts:

Daily, including weekends and holidays: 12am-6am, 6am-12pm, 12pm-6pm, 6pm-12am

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.
Service Project Volunteers

Safe Harbor gladly accepts support from volunteer groups looking to conduct a service project.

Past projects have included:

  • General property maintenance
  • Gardening
  • 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.

Shelter Volunteers

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.

Shifts:

Sunday – Saturday 8am-11am, 11am-2pm, 2pm-5pm, and 5pm-8pm

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.
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.

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.
Maintenance Volunteer
If you’re handy and would like to share your skills with our organization to help keep our facilities in good running order we would love to have you! We’re looking for assistance with minor repairs and facility upkeep.
Fundraising Volunteers

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!

Shifts:

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.

Shifts:

Wednesday mornings from about 8:30am until 12:30pm.

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.

 

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.

Shifts:

Monday – Friday 9am-12pm, 12pm-3pm, and 3pm-6pm.

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.
Childcare Volunteers

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.

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.
Life Skills Facilitator

Life Skills Facilitator Volunteers work with survivors to conduct life skills activities and groups around some of the following topics:

1. Budgeting
2. Meal Planning 
3. Job seeking success
4. Boundaries and resiliency skills
5. Journaling, art, or other hobbies
6. Cooking
We are open to additional topics, as well.

Shifts:

1-4 times monthly weekday evenings dependent on current needs.

Volunteers must comply with all Safe Harbor policies and procedures, including signing a confidentiality agreement. 

Please call Emileigh Hillstead at  801-682-0127 or emileigh@safeharborhope.org to inquire about volunteering today!

Check out our Volunteer Newsletter!

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