Volunteer with SafePlace!
Becoming a part of the SafePlace volunteer program requires a commitment! Not just of your time, but also of your energy and enthusiasm in the fight to end violence and oppression in our community. There are a variety of ways in which you can choose to give your time. Once you are accepted into the training class, you will work with the Volunteer Program Coordinator to find the volunteer position that is best for you.
Due to Covid-19, our next Advocate Core Training (ACT) is not yet on the calendar. To keep our staff, volunteers, clients and community safe, we are waiting to make any scheduling decisions regarding the upcoming training. There will be more information on that soon.
If you are interested in volunteering with us, take a look around the volunteer section of our website, then submit a completed application.
Apply Online For A SafePlace Volunteer or Internship Position:
Sexual Assault Response Program Volunteer
Direct Services Volunteer
Legal Advocacy Intern
Direct Services Intern
- Potential volunteers must complete the interview process, and receive approval to attend the ACT from the Volunteer Program Coordinator.
- Potential volunteers must be willing to meet training requirements as specified below:
- DIRECT SERVICE: Complete the SafePlace initial training, and 30 hours of ongoing training after one year of service
- SUPPORT SERVICE: Complete 17 hours of initial training
- ALL VOLUNTEERS: Must have the ability to work with people of different races, ages, socio-economic backgrounds, genders, sexual preferences, abilities, etc.
Our next ACT dates are June 15 through June 29!
ACT is considered an introductory, entry-level domestic violence and sexual assault training designed for new volunteers and staff providing sexual assault and domestic violence advocacy services to survivors of such. The training is designed to increase the knowledge and skill of those who are working with individuals who have been touched by trauma of this type.
Want to sign up? Contact Thalia (she, her, elle) at email@example.com to learn more and reserve your spot, space is limited!
What is covered in the SafePlace Advocate Core Training (ACT)?
SafePlace offers a comprehensive 48-hour training on sexual and domestic violence. The ACT is accredited by the Washington Coalition of Sexual Assault Programs (WCSAP) to give people the skills to work directly with survivors of domestic violence (DV) and sexual assault (SA). Our curriculum is reflective of current best and evidence-based practices and covers general, medical, and legal advocacy skills. This work is rooted in an anti-oppression framework and, as such, we include cultural competency training and the basics of working with marginalized populations. We explore the areas where oppression intersects with individuals’ experiences of DV/SA, and how anti-oppression work connects to service provision and advocacy with both individuals and systems.
For more information about volunteering and upcoming ACT schedules, contact Thalia at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Enrolled for ACT as a non-volunteering community member, and need to pay for a training fee?
Pay online with credit card
or pay by check, made out to:
Attn: Volunteer Coordinator
PO Box 2002
Olympia, WA 98507-2002