SAAFE House could not survive without the manpower of our volunteers. We have various areas of service and ways to volunteer at SAAFE House, and there's always work to be done! Download our Volunteer Application and schedule an appointment with our Volunteer Coordinator to begin the process of serving at SAAFE House!
SAAFE House volunteer opportunities
Clerical/Office/Reception Support: provide support to office staff through typing, data entry, filing, shredding, copying, donation processing, answering office phones, taking messages and customer service.
Resale Shop: work with Elite Repeat staff. Tasks include but are not limited to sorting, hanging, steaming clothing or preparing other merchandise for the shop, etc. Good customer service skills are desired.
Maintenance: Office tasks such as dusting, sweeping, vacuuming, glass cleaning, etc.
Organizing: Help organize items such as pantry supplies, toys, special event packets, client goods, Christmas gifts, etc.
Transportation: Assist clients with their transportation needs as requested through use of personal vehicle. I.e. doctor’s appointments, legal appointments, job interviews, church, etc.
Community Education Support: Assisting the Education team in presentation opportunities and presentation materials. Must be proficient in Microsoft Office Suite.
Childcare Advocate: Provide supervision and care for children during counseling sessions, group meetings and/or a time mutually agreed upon by yourself, SAAFE HOUSE staff and clients. This task requires constant communication between yourself and Staff in order to provide a safe and healthy environment for children. Ages of children range from infant to teenagers.
Locations: SAAFE House is able to provide services in 4 different counties which means your volunteering experience can accomidate your needs. Our volunteers can give time in Huntsville, Livingston, Trinity and Coldspring! Contact us for more information on all of our offices!
Confidentiality is a guiding principle of the agency because of the work we do.
Each volunteer opportunity at SAAFE House has the potential to put you in contact with victims of domestic violence and/or sexual assault, but there are many volunteer opportunities that do not involve direct service with our clients. We never want to put anyone in a situation in which they are not well-trained, comfortable and/or confident.
Each volunteer task has different training requirements. This can be as brief as the 2-hour orientation or as involved as the 40 Hour Advocacy Training, depending on your personal desires.
Once trained, there will ALWAYS be tasks that you can help with. We are very flexible and want you to get involved at a level commitment that best suits you. Some volunteers come on a scheduled weekly basis, while others desire to volunteer on an "as needed" basis, or "on call". When special events or programs arise, we always need extra volunteer support.
You can decide your own level of commitment to our agency. We recognize the value of your time and talent. With Sam Houston State University only minutes away, we have many college students who volunteer with us. Some volunteer as part of assignments given through classes within their degree plan, and others choose to volunteer with SAAFE House in order to gain valuable service experience while also doing something rewarding. Many of our employees started as volunteers with the agency and found themselves on the path to a meaningful and fulfilling career! We also have special projects for groups, such as churches, scouts, sororities, and other clubs and organizations.
Call or email us today to find out more information on serving with SAAFE House!