Volunteers are a vital link between between The SAFE Alliance and the community, providing support in every aspect of our mission to end sexual assault and exploitation, child abuse, and domestic violence. For more information, contact us at [email protected].
We have community engagement opportunities for folks who would like to get connected with our mission and issues quickly. View our events calendar to see what is available.
Attending a volunteer info session is the best way to get involved as a SAFE volunteer. Once a volunteer has attended an info session, they are then eligible to attend a 40-hour volunteer or children’s training. Trainings are held about three times per year.
Group and Special Event Volunteering
SAFE needs group volunteers for one-time and ongoing projects throughout the year. Projects are offered both on- and off-site and are needed both with and without a project budget. Click the links below for more information on volunteer opportunities at Austin Children’s Shelter and SafePlace.
Individual Volunteer Opportunities
Volunteers at SAFE often serve as the first hope for survivors, offering support during sexual assault forensic exams or a compassionate presence in court or the shelter. Volunteers work daily with children in our residential cottages, Strong Start therapeutic classroom, after-school programs, and other areas across SAFE.
SAFE’s daily operations require support from volunteers in areas that involve limited client interaction, such as staffing booths in the community, assisting at our charter school, preschools, early childhood education centers, providing workshops for life skills classes, and much more.
Take a look at our General Volunteer Requirements.
We welcome the involvement of community members offering their professional skills and services to the agency and its clients. Agency clients often have a wide range of needs, some not possible for SAFE to meet directly. Partnering with the community is an important way to help ensure these needs are met in the fullest possible way.