The Safe Center makes optimum use of individuals offering their time and talent in service to our agency. Contact Diane Harvey at firstname.lastname@example.org or 516-465-9285 for details.
Complete the volunteer application form and return by:
fax: 516-465-4740 to the attention of Volunteer Coordinator
or mail: Volunteer Coordinator
The Safe Center LI
15 Grumman Road West, Suite 1000
Bethpage, NY 11714
A member of the Volunteer Coordination Team will then contact you to discuss next steps.
Volunteer Opportunities Available
SAFER Volunteer (Hospital Advocacy)
Volunteers Needed to Work with Adult Victims of Rape, Sexual Assault and/or Domestic Violence and Child Victims of Sexual Abuse and/or Assault. The Safe Center provides resources for victims of rape, sexual assault and/or domestic violence at all the Nassau County Hospitals. The Safe Center connects victims to advocates through the SAFER Program (Survivors Advocate For Emergency Response). This program makes it possible for trained volunteers to provide support and advocacy for victims in hospitals. After a 30-hour training, volunteers become advocates. Volunteers are scheduled to be on-call for 12 hour periods to assist victims at any of the local Nassau County hospitals. Volunteers are asked to serve a minimum of 2 shifts (12 hours each) per month. Volunteer Advocates must have 10 hours additional training, provided free by The Safe Center, on-going every year after initial training. There are also periodic supervisory meetings. Advocates must reside in Nassau County.
Child Waiting Room Volunteer
Volunteers provide oversight of the Child Waiting Room while family members receive agency services. Typically children between the ages of 2 and teen years may be waiting for about an hour while their parent is in a session. Oversight may include reading to smaller children, assisting school-aged children with homework, playing a game with kids, and attending to specific needs.
Working with The Safe Center’s Education Department, volunteers work to advance the cause against family violence through awareness and education. Volunteers represent the agency at health and/or information fairs to provide information on programs and services, as well as information on domestic violence, child abuse and neglect, dating violence, sexual assault, and elder abuse.
Trained volunteers spend a few hours a day, for 1-2 days a week, making outreach calls to victims of domestic violence, who have been identified as such by the Nassau County Police Dept. Volunteers will be checking in with victims to see if they want to avail themselves of our services and will document these calls into a computer database.
Working with the clerical/administrative staff, volunteers support various office duties such as mailing, filing, copying, answering phones, and other general clerical functions.