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Volunteer Orientations

If you are interested in volunteering for SafeNest, please join us at one of our volunteer orientations to find out about our current opportunities for you to help change a life.  Volunteer orientations last approximately one hour and a half.  Click on the links below to register for the date that best works for your schedule.

Advocacy Training is 23-hours, volunteers must be a minimum of 18 years of age, and able to successfully complete a criminal background check.  Depending on the volunteer position, SafeNest asks that you commit to a minimum number of volunteer hours on a weekly basis.  If you have questions, please contact our Volunteer Director at 702-821-2736 or email volunteer@safenest.org.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Shelter Advocates provide direct support and assistance to hotline callers and shelter residents.  Duties include answering crisis calls, safety planning, screening callers for shelter and making appropriate referrals.  Advocates also take applications for Emergency Protection Orders over the phone.  Shelter Advocates support daily shelter operations by assisting residents or providing administrative support to shelter staff. Shelter Advocates are asked to commit to a minimum of four hours a week.

Children’s Advocates are needed throughout the year.  Opportunities include providing structured play activities, field trips, story time and arts and crafts instruction.  Children’s Advocates also assist with special projects, homework and social skill building.  Volunteers provide positive support and attention while having lots of fun with the kids.  Children’s Advocates are asked to commit to a minimum of four hours a week.

Court Support Volunteers work with victims of domestic violence at Family Court to provide support in the courtroom and debrief with them after proceedings.  They assist victims as they navigate a complex legal system, as well as provide safety planning and community resources. Court Support volunteers are asked to commit to a minimum of four hours per week and must be available Monday through Friday during regular business hours.

Protection Order Assistants, located in the Family Violence Intervention Program at Family Court, help victims of domestic violence complete and file Protection Order applications. They provide information about the application process, safety planning and community resources.  Protection Order Assistants are asked to commit to a minimum of four hours per week and must be available Monday through Friday during regular business hours.

Special Events/Outreach volunteers are Safe Nest’s public awareness ambassadors. They staff information booths and distribute information on domestic violence and Safe Nest at community fairs and events.

 

Please fill out the following application or for more information on volunteering, please contact the Volunteer Director at 702-877-2736 or volunteer@safenest.org.

CAN I EARN VOLUNTEER HOURS TOWARDS SCHOOL REQUIRMENTS?

If you are under the age of 18 or have not completed the required 43-hours of training, then you may not become a part of our volunteer program. We hold our advocacy trainings twice a year in January and September. Since this must be completed before becoming part of our volunteer program, sometimes the timing does not work out well for students that need to fulfill those hours quickly.  However, if you do a drive of some sort then we will be more than happy to document those hours for you.

For more information on volunteering, please contact the Volunteer Director at 702-877-2736 or volunteer@safenest.org.

I AM COMPLETING MY EAGLE SCOUT BADGE, MAY I HELP SAFE NEST?

Absolutely!  We welcome any type of drive towards specific shelter needs.  This can include something as simple as a sock drive, pajama drive, diaper drive, or anything else we can think of!  Due to limited storage space, we ask that you contact us before you get started so we can point you in the right direction.

For more information on volunteering, please contact the Volunteer Director at 702-877-2736 or volunteer@safenest.org.

CAN I PERFORM COURT-ORDERED COMMUNITY SERVICE OR SATISFY COMMUNITY SERVICE REQUIREMENTS FOR A DIVISION OF WELFARE PROGRAM AT SAFENEST?

Yes, and you do not need to attend our 43-hour training.  Due to the sensitive nature of our agency, any court-ordered community service may be completed at the Safe Nest Donation Center.

For more information on volunteering, please contact the Volunteer Director at 702-877-2736 or volunteer@safenest.org.

HOW MANY VOLUNTEER HOURS DO I NEED TO COMMIT TO ON A MONTHLY BASIS?

Most of our volunteers dedicate 4 hours per week to their positions.  If you still have questions don’t hesitate to reach out to our Volunteer Director at 702-877-2736.

DO YOU HAVE PROJECTS FOR GROUPS THAT WOULD LIKE TO DO A COMMUNITY PROJECT?

Due to the sensitive and confidential nature of our clients, we do not allow groups on-site at our shelter.  However, we have a land clean-up opportunity and you are more than welcome to do a drive for specific needs for shelter.  Storage space is limited so we ask that you contact us prior to getting started.  Contact our Volunteer Director at 702-877-2736 or volunteer@safenest.org if you have further questions. (see e-mail)

DO I STILL NEED TO COMPLETE THE 43-HOUR TRAINING IF I ONLY WANT TO VOLUNTEER AT EVENTS?

Many times, if you are volunteer at a Safe Nest event, you will most likely have someone disclose to you that they are a victim of domestic violence, or they may have questions.  The 43-hour training is to give you the knowledge and confidence to answer any question about domestic violence and to help individuals who may feel comfortable talking about their situation.

For more information on volunteering, please contact the Volunteer Director at 702-877-2736 or volunteer@safenest.org.

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