Our Safe Passage volunteers are essential to our efforts to address domestic violence in Hampshire County. Volunteering at Safe Passage is an important and rewarding commitment.
Our volunteer program regularly has 30 active volunteers and interns who provide direct service including hotline and shelter coverage, administrative assistance, and housing, legal, and child care advocacy. Our volunteers have also worked on a number of specific projects on a range of topics, including education and outreach in diverse communities; public awareness and education campaigns; and public policy and legislation around issues of domestic violence.
Information about Volunteering at Safe Passage:
- Safe Passage holds three extensive 40-hour training sessions a year (generally in January, June, and September).
- Our trainings typically consist of three training sessions per week on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursdays evenings for four weeks.
- People of any gender are welcome as volunteers.
- Prospective volunteers apply for volunteer positions by submitting an application and meeting with our Volunteer Coordinator for an interview. Applications must be submitted at least two weeks prior to the training.
- Volunteers must complete training before starting any direct service work.
- In addition to scheduled shifts, volunteers are required to attend seven out of 12 monthly volunteer meetings (held in the evenings).
- We ask volunteers for a year-long commitment of 16 hours per month.
We are looking for volunteers to start this summer! Get in touch for more information about dates and times: