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Volunteer with SafeNest

Our domestic violence first response volunteers are tough, dedicated, fearless HEROES. We respond when survivors need us most. We support victims in immediate crisis. WE SAVE LIVES.

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Thanks for your interest in volunteering with SafeNest.

If you’re looking to make a difference and make meaningful, direct impact with individuals in crisis, we invite you to join our family of SafeNest Emergency Response Volunteers (SERV).

Responding when survivors need us most. Supporting victims in immediate crisis.

Saving lives every day.

The First Response Process

First Responders: The Process

Volunteer Requirements

Before you become a SafeNest volunteer, you’ll need to make sure you fit the following requirements:

  • Must be 21 years old or older

  • Valid driver’s license

  • Reliable vehicle/transportation

  • Possess a smartphone

  • Attend 8-hour DV Academy training and complete 3 ride-along shifts

  • Commit to three 4-hour shifts per month

  • Clean criminal history (complete a background check as part of DV Academy)

The Domestic Violence Academy (DV Academy)

The DV Academy is an immersive training combining classroom and in-field experience. Each training session is called a cohort and consists of one class and 3 shifts of shadowing first responder advocates in our PS417 program. Cohorts (classes) are led by subject matter advocates/experts and mental health professionals.

Upcoming Training Dates:


August 27, 2022
October 29, 2022

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