We Need Your Help

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Students from Muscle Shoals High School acted as community volunteers by collecting paper products for the shelter program. Shown are; Kelsey, Kennedy and Sarah Grace.

Volunteers are a big part of who we are at Safeplace. With limited staff and six rural counties to serve, our volunteers are vital to our day-to-day operations. They often provide that much needed link to services that we would not be able to provide otherwise. Our volunteers are people who have chosen to make the commitment to be there for others in need. Whatever your level of commitment is, whether once a week or once a month, Safeplace staff will work with you to determine the best fit for your skills and talents.

 

To become a Safeplace Volunteer:

  •  you must attend an initial orientation. Orientations are once a month. We try to rotate orientations throughout one of the six counties we serve so that all persons interested can learn about opportunities in their communities.
  • you will be asked to sign a confidentiality contract and a no-firearms/weapons contract.
  • you will asked to complete a child abuse/neglect  clearance form.
  • you must be 18 years old to serve in the shelter. However, community volunteers may be any age as long as they have the consent of their parent or guardian.

 

Once you paperwork has cleared, our Volunteer Manager will contact you about what areas you feel you would most like to work. Your training will be based on the area you choose. For example, a more in depth training is needed for volunteers who answer the help line, as opposed to those who might be most interested in fund-raising in their community. You will also discuss the amount of commitment you are interested in. Some of our volunteers want a set time each week. Some prefer that we call them when we have a need, while others are only interested in becoming part of their local coalition.

Areas of need:

Help-Line, Court Advocacy, Child Care, Prevention Programs, Office Assistance, Training and Speaking Engagements; Fundraising, Home Maintenance and Repair, Lawn and Garden services, English as a Second Language and GED Tutors, Auto Repair, Pet Foster Care, Computer Skills, Community Outreach, County Coalitions and The Sign Project.   If you have a special skill or talent that you would like to share with our families, we welcome your service. Specialized services such as Licensed Counselors, Attorney’s services or persons in the medical field are always needed.

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, please call our administrative office to talk with our volunteer manager. We will post our next orientation on our website calendar.