Volunteer

Volunteers are the heart of the Rape Crisis Domestic Violence Save Haven.

Every year volunteers help us respond to:

  • Hotline calls
  • Provide support to victims and survivors
  • Advocate for victims and survivors in court, hospitals, and community settings

Our community volunteers are helping staff events, raise awareness, fundraise for Save Haven, and collect donations. 

With the help of volunteers, we are able to continue to provide free services on a 24-hour basis to victims and survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault. Volunteering with our agency is an opportunity to become an active part of the ending violence against women movement. Volunteering is also a great experience that can help strengthen your resume.

Volunteer Levels

Level 1 Volunteer

Client Contact: No necessary contact with clients

Training Required: 2-hour training

Potential Job Duties: Shelter cleaning, collecting and organizing donations, staffing fundraising and awareness events, and distributing Safe Haven materials such as flyers, brochures, posters, etc.

Level 2 Volunteer

Client Contact: May have some contact with clients and their children

Training Required: A 2-day, 10-hour training 

Potential Job Duties: Staffing fundraising and awareness events, being a part of the Safe Haven fundraising and event team, organize fundraising and community awareness events, organize fundraising and community awareness events, staffing social service agency fairs, and providing childcare for clients during support group

Level 3 Volunteer

Client Contact: Will have direct contact with clients and their children, as well as the community

Training Required: 40-hour training 

Potential Job Duties: Provide hotline counseling, court and hospital advocacy, peer support with face-to-face advocacy, monitor the shelter, organize fundraising and community awareness events, help assist with support groups, help staff prepare for presentations and also assist staff with presentations, and many other opportunities. 

Training and Other Requirements

Volunteers are required to complete a free training course provided by Save Haven, depending on what level of volunteering they chose. Training sessions are offered several times throughout the year. Our 40-hour training is a very extensive training and topics can include the history of violence against women, trauma informed care, domestic violence, sexual assault, mental health, listening skills, and more.

To become a volunteer with Safe Haven, you must complete a background check prior to volunteering. Some levels of volunteering will require a working phone, email, and reliable transportation. 

Application Process

To fill out an application and begin the volunteer process at Safe Haven, please click here. Once we receive your application we will contact you to schedule a meeting time to introduce you to our program and discuss training and volunteer opportunities in detail.

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Contact Us

For more information, please contact Kelly Van Driest, Program Services Advocate and Volunteer Coordinator at (419) 282-6097 or by email at volunteercoordinator@safehavenofashland.org