Help fill ongoing needs at Safe Haven.

For 40 years, volunteers have worked side by side with Safe Haven to support our mission and programs. They provide meals for families, collect supplies, assist with the children’s program, help with events, and so much more. Our volunteers are the heart of the journey home for Safe Haven families.



Below is a list of our current volunteer opportunities. To sign up to volunteer, please complete the individual volunteer interest form. We will be in touch after you complete the application to set up any training and to discuss volunteer opportunities. For general questions about volunteering, please email us.


Mark your calendars for the Hike for Safe Haven on Saturday, November 2 at Percy Warner Park. It takes over 100 volunteers to make the Hike a success. We need volunteers the day before the event and during the event. Examples of opportunities include setting up the event area, staffing a booth or activity, checking-in hikers, cleaning up after the event, and more!  Additional detailed information including a sign up link will be coming soon.


We need dedicated volunteers to assist with childcare while parents take classes. Volunteers will be responsible for playtime activities, assisting with homework, serving dinner and ensuring the safety and well-being of the children during the class time. A background check is required before you are able to sign up for this shift.


Our hospitality team provides dinners for families in our shelter building on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday evenings by dropping off meals to Safe Haven at 5 p.m. this is a great opportunity for individuals, families, groups of friends, organizations, and corporations to support the families in our shelter building.


We need volunteers to help us every other week with unloading donations and deliveries. This role includes recording items into inventory, organizing inventory in a way that is management and efficient for staff, creating hotel and cleaning kits for staff to distribute to families and breaking down boxes.


We have volunteer projects that arise throughout the year. Complete the group volunteer interest form to start the process of becoming a regular volunteer with us. We will be in touch to talk about a any training/orientation and what volunteer opportunities we have available.


At this time, volunteer opportunities with the children and youth programs typically involve helping to put together learning resources, book boxes or other activity supplies. Please complete a volunteer application, and we will be in touch to talk about any training and what volunteer opportunities we have available.


We will, on occasion, have group projects available. If your group or company is interested in volunteering with us, please complete the group volunteer application.  We always need volunteers to help with the Hike for Safe Haven, which takes place in early November each year.


On occasion, we need administrative help to provide organizational and clerical support at our office. The role typically  includes answering phones, responding to messages, sorting mail, greeting visitors, updating the calendar and other tasks. We need volunteers willing to commit to a weekly or every other week schedule. This role requires training.



We are proud to have the Excellence in Volunteer Engagement (EVE) certification. Excellence in Volunteer Engagement (EVE), a certification program for Middle Tennessee nonprofits, is the first certification effort of its kind in the nation. EVE recognizes nonprofit organizations that employ high-quality volunteer management practices. The goal of EVE is to increase volunteerism in Davidson County by encouraging all nonprofits to work toward volunteer management programs that offer first-rate volunteer opportunities and experiences.