Thank you for your interest in volunteering with Safe Alliance! Volunteers play a critical role in helping us fulfill all of our clients' needs. We're excited to know that so many of you want to give back and support survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault. Follow these steps to become a Safe Alliance volunteer:
Steps to Become a Safe Alliance Volunteer
- Visit our Volunteer Portal, a one-stop source for volunteer information.
- Fill out an application.
- Complete your background check. Our clients deal with very private matters, so it's imperative that we protect their confidentiality and ensure our volunteers are outstanding citizens. NOTE: If you're unable to cover the initial cost of your background check, email Sadie Blackshear.
- Complete Victim Services 101 training. VS 101 is an introductory training that provides insight into Safe Alliance's programs and services; domestic violence; sexual assault; client-centered/trauma-informed care; and best practices. (NOTE: There are additional training requirements depending on the program you choose.)
- Connect with your program coordinator. After completing VS 101, your program coordinator will contact you within 1-2 weeks. The coordinator will guide you through any additional requirements and provide training for specific duties.
Questions? Email Sadie Blackshear
, Volunteer & Outreach Coordinator.
Safe Alliance Volunteer Opportunities
Potential volunteers can choose from a variety of opportunities within our programs, including:
- Clyde & Ethel Dickson Domestic Violence Shelter
- Victim Assistance Court Program
- Sexual Trauma Resource Center
- Legal Representation Program
- We're always seeking assistance from attorneys interested in providing pro-bono representation for domestic violence victims applying for 50B Domestic Violence Protective Orders. Email Ryan Stage, Director of Legal Advocacy, Victim Assistance Court Program, for details.
- Domestic Violence Speakers Bureau
- Do you want to raise awareness about domestic violence and sexual assault and help others in the process? Consider our Domestic Violence Speakers Bureau. In collaboration with Mecklenburg County Community Support Services, we recruit, train, and schedule speakers who share their experiences in our community. Learn about becoming a speaker.
- Mobile Volunteerism
- Volunteers are always needed to assist with setup, breakdown, and tabling at fundraising and third party events.