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How To Help


Volunteer support is crucial in enabling us to achieve our mission of providing services and support to those in our community who are impacted by intimate partner violence, teen dating violence, and human trafficking. Given the work that we do and the need to protect the confidentiality of the individuals and families that we serve, the process for volunteering at Safe Homes may look different from that of other non-profit agencies. 

All volunteers and interns are required to complete a full 5-day training and orientation prior to working any volunteer hours with our program. We typically offer this training three times during the year: in January, June and September. In 2019, the fall training will take place in October. The five days of training are spread out over a three week period and are held Monday-Friday during normal business hours (9am-5pm).  Applications received after June 1st will be eligible for our October training.

To begin the process, please attend a Volunteer Information Session, which is typically held the month prior to the start of the next training and orientation. All volunteers are required to attend an information session prior to enrollment in the full 5-day training. Volunteers and Interns must also complete a Volunteer/Intern Application (see link to download below).  Once the application is returned, Internship applicants will be contacted for a formal interview prior to the start of the 5-day training session.

Volunteer hours are available in Newburgh at our Family Justice Center and Administrative Office, Monday through Friday during normal business hours. Volunteer hours are sometimes available at our residential program, evenings and weekends, but may require additional training. 


We are not currently accepting applications for undergraduate internships for the Fall 2019 semester. There may be limited opportunities available for undergraduate internships starting in Spring 2020. We are also at capacity for Fall 2019-Spring 2020 Masters-level internships. 

Have questions? We are happy to answer them! Please email us. 

Download the application:

Examples of Volunteer Opportunities

  • Assist with child careon-site at our offices, such as during support groups or appointments with our advocates.

  • Sorting and Organizing Donations
  • Upkeep of Food/Supplies Pantry
  • Structured Activities
  • Direct Servicessuch as accompaniment to court, appointments, etc. Requires additional intensive training.

  • Interpreter / Translation Assistance
  • Administrative Tasks
  • Special Events
  • Fundraising / Community Outreach

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