Help fill ongoing needs at Safe Haven.
For 38 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. Please note that volunteers are encouraged to wear a mask at Safe Haven and Safe Haven sponsored activities. To sign up to volunteer, please click here to complete a volunteer application. 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.
Our most pressing need at this time is for volunteers to help with our signature event, the Hike for Safe Haven. This year’s Hike is November 12 at Percy Warner Park. If you are interested in volunteering, please click here to sign up.
CHILD CARE VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES (*New Opportunity*)
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. Please complete this interest form if you would like to be considered.
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. Click here for more details and to sign up.
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. Click here for more details and to sign up.
GENERAL VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
We have volunteer projects that arise throughout the year. Complete a volunteer application 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 send us an email. 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. Read more about EVE here.