Volunteer At S.A.F.E. House
An Amazing Experience
Volunteering for S.A.F.E. House is always an incredibly rewarding experience. You can volunteer alone or with a couple of friends. Take a look at our Community Partners Page or our Corporate Partners Page to see how your group, business, or organization can get involved.
Check out the different volunteer opportunities below. Once you've decided how you would like to get involved, please complete a brief questionnaire by clicking the button below. After completing the sign-up form, we will contact you to set up a time for a tour and to begin the finger printing process.
Because of the nature of the work done at S.A.F.E. House, volunteers are required to follow certain standards, including:
The completion of a criminal background check
Adhering to the physical safety protocols
Adhering to confidentiality practices
Volunteers must attend a volunteer orientation
Volunteers must be inoculated against COVID-19
A note about background checks
Background checks require that potential volunteers complete detailed paperwork regarding their past living arrangements, education, and more, so the State of New Mexico can conduct the background check.
In addition, this background check is paid for when volunteers are registered for fingerprinting during orientation. Background checks cost $44.00. We ask that volunteers pay for their own background check. Once a volunteer has served 16 or more hours at S.A.F.E. House, they can be reimbursed if they choose.
Volunteering in the shelter is incredibly rewarding! Volunteers assist our Resource and Service Specialists in the shelter by transporting residents, delivering meals, helping residents with requests, and more!
Special Event and Fundraising Volunteers work with our board members and development staff to host amazing events and obtain donations.
Want a different opportunity? Fill out volunteer form and we'll be in touch!
Thriftique volunteers help sort donations and prepare them for sale in our store!
We'll warn you in advance - it's hard to go to Thriftique and not purchase some awesome goods! All proceeds from the thrift store help keep the shelter running!
Kitchen volunteers help in the kitchen by cleaning, serving, organizing, and more! It's a fantastic experience for anyone looking for a fun way to get involved!
Volunteers who are interested in completing a project for S.A.F.E. House can let our volunteer coordinator know when filling out the volunteer form! It's a great way to share special skills with the shelter.
Volunteers who are interested in handling crisis calls are imperative to helping our Resource and Service Specialists (RSS) give case management services to shelter residents.
Becoming a crisis call volunteer requires additional training which is offered once per quarter on a Saturday.
Facilities volunteers help our maintenance crew with cleaning, landscaping, yardwork, etc. Keeping the shelter welcoming for our residents is such a vital part of what we do!
High school volunteers with community service requirements are welcome to serve at S.A.F.E. House.
If you are interested, please complete the volunteer questionnaire. Our volunteer coordinator will be in touch!