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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 with our program. We typically offer this training three times during the year: in January, June and September. The five days of training are spread out over a three week period and are held during normal business hours (9am-5pm).  Applications received after June 1st will be eligible for our September training.

To begin the process, please complete a Volunteer/Intern Application (see link to download below).  Once the application is returned, we will follow up with you to further discuss your interest in volunteering, opportunities that may be available, as well as when the next training will be held. Internship applicants will be contacted for an interview prior to the start of the 5-day training session. Volunteer applicants must attend a Volunteer Information Session, which is held the month prior to the start of the next training and orientation. Volunteer hours are available in Newburgh at our Family Justice Center and Administrative Office Monday through Friday during normal business hours. Volunteer hours are available at our residential program evenings and weekends, but may require additional training. 

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

Examples of Volunteer Opportunities

  • Sorting and Organizing Donations
  • Upkeep of Food/Supplies Pantry
  • Assist with child careon-site at our offices, such as during support groups or appointments with our advocates.

  • Direct Servicessuch as accompaniment to court, appointments, etc. Requires additional intensive training.

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

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