Off-Site Volunteer Projects During COVID-19

SAFE Kits & Activity Boxes

You can help the kids, adults, and families we serve at SAFE by providing items to help make their lives a little easier as they heal from violence and create happy memories. Click here to view and sign up for one of our many SAFE Kit and Activity Box options.

Meals for CARES Drop In Center

The SAFE CARES drop in center is a place for survivors of sex trafficking to receive healing, case management and community. One way you can help is by providing a meal for them! During the pandemic, we will be meeting survivors by appointment only. In an effort to minimize the amount of food waste, we are asking for all food donations to be packaged into individual portions. Click here to view and sign up for opportunities.

Email Lindsay Contreras at inkind@safeaustin.org with any questions.

 

Attend a volunteer information session

Attending a volunteer information session is the best way to get involved as a direct service volunteer. Once a volunteer has attended an information session, they are then eligible to attend a 40-hour volunteer and/or children’s and youth training. Trainings are held three times per year.

To reserve your seat in an upcoming volunteer information session, visit the registration page here.

Flexible and group opportunities

During normal times, SAFE offers a variety of one-time or once per month opportunities for both groups and individuals.  For example, you could host an activity for the kids and families we serve, sort donations in our warehouse or pantry, prepare and deliver food for survivors, or help around the holidays.  Email Volunteer Services at safevolunteer@safeaustin.org to learn about our current offerings during the pandemic.

Professional volunteer opportunities

We welcome the involvement of community members offering their professional skills and services to the agency and its clients. Our 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. Join us at a volunteer info session for more information.

Direct-service 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 and youth in our residential cottages, therapeutic classroom, after-school programs, and other areas across SAFE. We also need support from volunteers in areas that involve limited client interaction, such as staffing booths in the community, assisting at our charter school, early childhood education centers, providing workshops for Life Skills classes, and much more. Take a look at our direct service volunteer requirements.

Volunteers of Distinction

To learn about our incredible Volunteers of Distinction over the last few years, click here.