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 to offer meaningful volunteer opportunities across our program areas, with our greatest needs being Helpline advocacy, fundraising, and shelter and administrative support. Placement is based on a volunteer's interest and experience, and availability of programs.


In most cases, volunteers will be required to complete Safe Voices' 45-hour training known as CAIRET: Comprehensive Advocacy, Intervention Response and Ethics Training. This training equips volunteers to provide advocacy and support to callers on our 24-hour Helpline. All material is approached with a social justice lens that emphasizes empowerment, collaboration, and inclusion.

Upcoming CAIRET Offerings: 

  • January 20 - February 1, 2018 in Lewiston
  • May 2018 (exact dates TBD) in Lewiston


If you are interested in becoming a volunteer with Safe Voices please call Bekah Hawley, Volunteer & Helpline Coordinator, at (207) 795-6744 ext. 230 or email bhawley@safevoices.org