The Volunteer Program at Children's Safe Harbor is designed to offer volunteers a variety of positive opportunities to advocate for children who are victims of sexual and/or severe physical abuse. The Volunteer Program at Children's Safe Harbor offers ongoing professional development opportunities, education and training and an increased awareness of the multi-disciplinary team approach to child abuse.
Our program is designed to provide the volunteer with the unique opportunities to make a difference in the life of a child victim, either through direct service to that child and their family, or through a variety of support tasks designed to assist the Children's Safe Harbor staff and other professionals who utilize our facility for the investigation and prosecution of crimes against children.
Our program is organized into two teams of volunteers - the Family Services Team, who work one-on-one with the children and families that come to Safe Harbor, and the Multi-disciplinary Support Team, who work to assist the professionals working each case.
Our program also provides many opportunities for our volunteers to participate in research endeavors, internships, group projects and special events. There are many benefits to volunteering at Children's Safe Harbor.
BENEFITS FOR VOLUNTEERING
Individuals who serve as volunteers for Children's Safe Harbor receive many benefits for their time.
Along with recommendation and/or reference letters from the Executive Director and other staff members, volunteers also gain valuable experience and employable skills, such as time management, guidelines for working with a variety of clients, maintaining boundaries in a professional setting, increased interpersonal communication skills and much more.
Additionally, volunteers have the chance to witness a unique working dynamic between diverse fields (including law enforcement, judiciary agencies, social work, and the mental health and medical professions).
Most importantly, however, our volunteers gain a deeply rewarding personal experience from helping a child in need.
If you would like to become a volunteer, please print and fill out the application and return it to the address below, or call our office to arrange for an interview and schedule a tour of the facility.