"Being an advocate allows me to exercise personal empathy with victims, seeing that true individual strength comes from the difficult choice, undiscovered power, and amazing example they reflect every day in being a survivor."
Janet, Volunteer Advocate
VOLUNTEERS LOVE SAFE PROJECT BECAUSE:
THEY HELP THOSE IN NEED
THEY GAIN EXPERIENCE IN CRISIS INTERVENTION
THEY WORK CLOSELY WITH SAFE PROJECT STAFF
THEY RECEIVE FREE EXTENSIVE TRAINING IN DOMESTIC VIOLENCE, SEXUAL ASSAULT, AND VICTIM ADVOCACY
WHAT SAFE PROJECT ASKS OF YOU:
COMPLETE A 40 HOUR VOLUNTEER TRAINING
COMMIT TO 6 MONTHS OF SERVICE WITH SAFE PROJECT
STAY UP TO DATE ON VICTIM SERVICES BY COMPLETING CONTINUING EDUCATION
Our biggest need is for volunteers willing to work our 24-hour hotline. We ask our advocates to take two 12-hour hotline shifts each month. Hotline advocates are able to do normal day to day activities with only an extra cell phone to carry and respond to. Calls may be anything from crisis intervention to hospital advocacy to shelter clients asking a question.
SAFE Project has available internship opportunities for fall, spring, and summer! To be an intern at SAFE you would need to go through our state-mandated 40-hour training. Our interns work closely with our Volunteer Coordinator to make a schedule and an outline of things they wish to learn during their semester. Internships can be done for school credit or for job training.
In 2018 SAFE project
our next volunteer advocacy
training will be
Summer 2020 Volunteer Training is postponed until further notice. New dates TBA.