Thank you for your interest in volunteering with SafeHouse Denver! We offer a wide variety of both long-term and short-term volunteer opportunities. Our programs and services rely on the generous support provided by our volunteers.
We have been overwhelmed by many wishing to volunteer during the COVID-19 crisis. We are so humbled by and appreciative of this outpouring of support, but for the safety of everyone involved—volunteers, staff, and shelter residents—and to comply with Mayor Hancock's directives, we cannot have any volunteers at SafeHouse Denver at this time.
As of May 28, 2020, we do not have any Volunteer Training sessions scheduled. If you're interested in volunteering with us in the future, please review our volunteer opportunities below and complete an application. We'll be in touch as soon as our next Volunteer Training is scheduled! Doing your part to help contain spread of the virus and making a financial donation, if you’re able, are also wonderful ways to support survivors during this critical time. Donations can be mailed to SafeHouse Denver, 1649 Downing Street, Denver 80218 or made online now by clicking here. Thank you!
Long-Term Program Volunteer Opportunities (in-depth application process, training and background check required):
Family Program: Volunteers participate in and facilitate structured group activities with children/families of SafeHouse Denver clients.
Crisis Line Program: Volunteers respond to incoming calls on the crisis line, providing callers with crisis intervention, information, referrals, and supportive listening.
Short-Term or Episodic Volunteer Opportunities:
Fundraising Event Committees: Volunteers are a vital part of the successful fundraising events that SafeHouse Denver hosts. Activities such as auction solicitation and event planning are great options for a shorter-term opportunity that has a substantial impact on survivors.
Mail Stuffing: Twice per calendar year, SafeHouse Denver mails out fundraising appeals to current constituents. With approximately 3,000 letters being mailed, we are grateful to volunteers that help stuff, seal and stamp envelopes.
Evening-of Event Volunteers: Short, one-time opportunities for individuals or small groups to help fundraising events run smoothly. These are usually 4-6 hour commitments.
Host a “Party with a Purpose”: If you love to throw a party (or already have an upcoming birthday, anniversary, or other celebration planned), consider making it a “Party with a Purpose.” These events are a great way to engage friends and family, and show that you believe every house should be a safe house.
Group service projects are a great way to participate in a one-time-only activity with your family, church, colleagues, clubs, or any other group you may have in mind. Please note that your group will need to contact SafeHouse Denver to establish the scheduling and other requirements for your group to volunteer.
SafeHouse Denver partners with many local universities to provide internship opportunities for students working toward their MSW. If you are interested in interning at SafeHouse Denver, please check with your school’s field office or career center to see if we partner with your school. We respectfully ask that you do not contact SafeHouse Denver directly to inquire about these opportunities.