We encourage interested volunteers to first attend one of our monthly Lunch and Learns before signing up for training. The Lunch and Learns give a basic introduction to Safe Haven and provide an overview of our work, programs and volunteer opportunities. Click here to see a calendar listing of Lunch and Learns and to sign up to attend.
We ask Safe Haven volunteers to complete training so they are prepared and well-equipped to serve Nashville’s homeless families. Volunteers who will have direct interaction with our clients are required to attend a Volunteer Training Session. All volunteers will be asked to complete a volunteer application and some volunteer positions will require a background check.
In the volunteer training, we discuss areas such as:
Mission and core values of Safe Haven
Volunteer position description (role, expectations, resources, etc.)
Trauma-Informed Care and working with families in trauma
Our volunteer training sessions are scheduled for the 3rd Saturday of each month from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.. Please click a date below to sign up for training. Note that the April 19th training is on a Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m.
For more information about our volunteer training and opportunities, please email us.