At Safe Harbor Center, we are privileged to have a committed core of volunteers who share their time, talents, and energy through a broad spectrum of volunteer opportunities and activities. Whether serving as an individual volunteer or alongside as a member of a corporate, civic or faith-based organization, the contributions of our volunteers are invaluable in expanding and strengthening the programmatic priorities of Safe Harbor.
As a result of the comprehensive array of volunteer opportunities available, Safe Harbor is able to tailor one’s volunteer experience to fit his or her availability, skills and desires. Volunteers are able to select meaningful volunteer projects based on their available time and interests – from a one-time campus improvement project to an ongoing commitment to assist an individual in maximizing his or her skills and abilities, or offer professional skills and expertise on various organizational committees or task forces.
Current Volunteer Opportunities
SAFE HARBOR MENTORS: Safe Harbor mentors establish long-term relationship with youth to help provide guidance, motivation, emotional support, role-modeling and career support as well assists with developing contacts and identifying resources for youth to utilize. Mentors must undergo background checks, fingerprinting, drug screens and fill out required paperwork prior to volunteering.
RAPE CRISIS HOTLINE VOLUNTEERS: Rape Crisis volunteers are responsible for responsible for operating, responding to, and triaging calls on the 24-hour crisis line. Operations of the crisis line include but are not limited to: maintaining confidentiality, receiving and properly directing all incoming crisis calls and text messages, providing immediate referral resources, communicating with SH Victim Advocates and partnering agencies including law enforcement and health systems.
FOOD DELIVERY VOLUNTEERS: Food Delivery/Snack Helper volunteers are responsible for picking up food from local restaurants and delivering the food to the appropriate Safe Harbor program.
SAFE HARBOR THRIFT SHOP VOLUNTEERS: Thrift Shop volunteers assist staff with a myriad of activities from sorting donations, doing laundry, ironing, helping to organize shelves and helping customers. Some Thrift Shop volunteers may also help with sales and working the register.
ACADEMIC TUTORING VOLUNTEERS: Academic Tutoring volunteers are responsible for helping to support our paid tutors during tutoring time with our middle school and high school aged children during tutoring time. Opportunities for tutoring exist in our Children’s Shelter, STRIVE Transitional Living Program and Street Beat Program. Children are tutored throughout both the school year and the summer.
To take the first step in making a powerful difference in the lives of those we serve, CLICK HERE to complete our Volunteer Application. Please contact Hillary Johnston with any questions at (912) 267-6000 ext. 104 or via EMAIL. We hope you will choose to be part of the team!
Child sexual abuse is far more prevalent than most people realize. It is likely the most prevalent health problem children face with the most serious array of consequences.