Volunteer

Volunteer

It was a group of volunteers who founded Safe Voices (then the Abused Women's Advocacy Project) in 1977. And it is volunteers who make our work possible today. 

We are proud of and grateful for the work volunteers do to advance our mission and the work to end domestic violence. 

Safe Voices seeks volunteers to cover shifts on our 24-hour Helpline. This is the only volunteer position being offered at this time.

Helpline volunteers are there to listen and support individuals experiencing or affected by domestic violence. The Helpline is often the first point of contact a victim or survivor has with our services. Volunteers are trained by Safe Voices staff to provide advocacy and empower others.

The Training

All prospective volunteers will be required to complete Safe Voices' advocacy training known as CAIRET: Comprehensive Advocacy, Intervention Response and Ethics Training. This training equips volunteers with the necessary skills to support callers on our 24-hour Helpline.  

All material is approached with a social justice lens that emphasizes empowerment, collaboration, and inclusion. Each CAIRET is offered quarterly, with exact dates being released at least four weeks before training starts.

Getting Started

Qualified volunteers must be at least 18 years of age, attend all scheduled trainings, and pass criminal and DHHS background checks.

If you are interested in volunteering, please send your completed application and background check consent forms to Victoria Stanton, Director of Development & Engagement, vstanton@safevoices.org. 

You will be contacted for an interview at least four weeks prior to the start of the next CAIRET.

Annual CAIRET Offerings

  • Winter - Begins second half of January
  • Spring - Begins in March
  • Summer - Begins in June
  • Fall - Begins in September