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Volunteer Program

There is no contribution too small to be a benefit to others in need! At S.A.F.E., we strive to make your time volunteering with us enjoyable and rewarding. Volunteers are trained in domestic violence and sexual assault to be able to assist clients in shelter, as well as being more educated to help those in our community.

You may have several hours per week to give or may just have a few hours a year…we welcome you. As a S.A.F.E. volunteer, we can use whatever skills you have to offer! Volunteers help at either of our thrift stores, which help fund our programs. S.A.F.E. has an ongoing need for volunteers to help with mentoring, childcare, transportation, and teaching life skills to residents in shelter. Basic maintenance, landscaping, plumbing, and electrical skills can help lower our expenses so we can provide more to the children and adults we serve. Whatever your skills are, we can find a way for you to help!

Our board is comprised of volunteers as well, and we welcome you to inquire about board opportunities. Volunteers help with fundraising events, which are a great opportunity for groups who would like to help our mission and be able to work together!

All volunteers are given Butterfly Bucks to be spent in our thrift stores. For each hour you volunteer, you earn one buck! It is our way to say “Thank you” for giving your time to help our mission.

We make it easy to start the process to volunteer! You can fill out an application at either of our thrift stores, apply on line at  or call our Volunteer Coordinator @ (706)-379-1901.

 

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

ADMINISTRATION:

Board Member Bulk Mailing Web Master/Designer
Marketing Writing/Editing Scrapbooking

NON-DIRECT:

Donation Pick-up Fund Raising Public Speaking Thrift Stores
Events Assistance Grocery Shopping Landscaping Presentations

DIRECT:

Childcare Children’s Programs Tutoring Mentoring
Legal Maintenance-Shelter Shelter Projects Provide Meals
Personal Care Household Moving Tax Support Transportation
Well Care Advocate Support Personal Advocacy Group Facilitator

Butterfly Bucks

Butterfly Bucks are a “THANK YOU” for the wonderful job you do through volunteering for S.A.F.E.

The Butterfly Bucks are for volunteers of S.A.F.E.  For every 1 hour worked, a Butterfly Buck is issued to the volunteer.  These hours are added up at the beginning of each month, and the bucks are distributed by the 15th of the month.

The Butterfly Buck is worth $1.00 off any merchandise in our thrift stores.  Butterfly Bucks are not transferable to anyone and are only for S.A.F.E. volunteers.

When you refer someone who starts to volunteer for our organization, you are given 25 Butterfly Bucks, and the new volunteer receives 25 Butterfly Bucks as well.  These coupons are distributed 30 days after the new volunteer has been signed up.

S.A.F.E.’s Requirements for Volunteer Service

  • Background check required.
  • Thrift Store Volunteers- Full orientation on domestic violence, sexual assault and child abuse, and job specific training.
  • Administration and Non-Direct- Full orientation on domestic violence, sexual assault, child abuse and job specific training.
  • Direct Client Contact- Non-supervised and supervised- Full orientation on domestic violence, sexual assault and child abuse, and job specific training. GAPS fingerprint criminal records check; 20 hours of initial job-specific training. Current CPR and First Aid certification. Copy of valid driver’s license and copy of current auto insurance with liability insurance in order to provide transportation.