VOLUNTEER

If you are interested in supporting SAFV and assisting in the work to end domestic and sexual violence, you can volunteer either on a regular basis, or work on a one-time project. Volunteers working with or around women and children are required to pass a fingerprint background check (SAFV will reimburse the cost). If you are interested in any of the following opportunities, or would like to volunteer your time in another way, please contact our community outreach coordinator at info@safv.org or fill out our online application and someone will get back to you. 

CURRENT VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Client Holiday Party and Seasonal Tasks

The party is on the 17th of December and with the holiday season just around the corner, we are look for volunteers to do the following: 

  • Wrapping presents

  • Food donations (prepared or not)

  • Food preparation beforehand (using donated food)

  • Other seasonal tasks, such as decorating the shelter

For more information, please call Martina at 747-3483 or email info@safv.org

Boys Run I toowú klatseen 5K Community Fun Run

The BRITK 5K is on December 14th at 10am at Harrigan Centennial Hall and we are look for volunteers to do the following: 

  • Setup Crew

    • Arrive by 8am​

    • Duties: help mark the route, decorate Centennial Hall and the start/finish line, set up refreshments, etc.

  • Information/Gear Tables

    • Arrive by 9:45am​

    • Duties: help at one of several tables to register boys, hand out goody bags and spirit gear, or distribute maps and inform attendees of the course route

  • Running Buddies

    • Arrive by 10am​

    • Duties: run/walk alongside a BRITK participant, encouraging him and motivating him to complete the run

  • Cheerleader​​

    • Arrive by 10:15am​

    • Duties: cheer on boys at one of three cheering stations along the route for encouragement (We need as many people as possible for this job! We provide signs, but volunteers could also so some extra spirit if possible, such as face paint or other props.)

  • Clean Up Crew

    • Arrive by 11:30am​

    • Duties: help break down and clean up once the event is over around 12pm

To sign up for one of these positions, please click here.  For more information on volunteering, please email ethompson @safv.org

For more information on the Boys Run I toowú klatseen program, click here, to visit the program's website.

ONGOING VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

WOMEN'S ADVOCACY

After attending the 27-hour Community Training hosted by SAFV each fall (not 2018), or completing the Online Training offered by the University of Alaska,  volunteers need 13 hours of on-the-job training with SAFV advocates to fulfil the state’s mandated training time. SAFV regularly looks for volunteer advocates to fill in during staff meetings or times that are particularly busy. Ideally, volunteer advocates come for two or more hours every week at the same time. Experienced volunteers might be called on short notice to fill in for a whole shift. 

 

CHILDCARE

SAFV's Children's Services seeks volunteers for childcare during direct services groups. This would be providing respite care to enable parents in attending groups that provide spaces for support and healing. Childcare volunteers are asked to submit a background check which is available at the Trooper’s Academy. SAFV will reimburse the cost. Childcare volunteers are asked to attend the child abuse section of the volunteer training or meet with the Children's Program Coordinator for training, as well as submit fingerprints for a complete background check through the Sitka Police Department. 

AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM

SAFV's Children's Services seeks volunteers to support a once per week after school program for youth. Activities will include games, art and structured group time. After School Program volunteers are asked to submit a background check which is available at the Trooper’s Academy. SAFV will reimburse the cost. Childcare volunteers are asked to attend the child abuse section of the volunteer training or meet with the Children's Program Coordinator for training, as well as submit fingerprints for a complete background check through the Sitka Police Department.

GROUNDS MAINTENANCE​

Volunteers with gardening skills are welcome to mow the lawn, trim shrubs, and remove invading weeds. In the wintertime, we would like to have a committed volunteer to plow our parking lot and shovel snow on the stair and walkway on snowy mornings.

 

CLEANING & PAINTING

Volunteers are welcome to support SAFV staff with weekly cleaning of offices and rooms. Another opportunity is to deep-clean the children's room, unoccupied bedrooms, and common areas like the laundry room, hallways, residents' kitchen, refridgerators, and freezers. Cleaners may come regularly or as as needed. SAFV also occasionally needs to repaint rooms and hallways. Please let us know if you would like to help with that. 

 

COOKING MEALS​

If you like cooking for groups, usually up to 15 people, you could come cook a meal at the shelter anytime. You can be a role model for residents who are not used to cooking. Also, we like to provide for a meal for women who attend some of our support groups. Please call for dates and times.

 

EVENTS 

We need help with SAFV events, like the Choose Respect March, displaying DV Awareness flags, setting up library displays, Girls on the Run, Boys Run set up and cheering, and other awareness and prevention efforts. 

 

CLERICAL ASSISTANCE

Occasionally, we need help in the administrative office. This could include shredding documents, copying materials, folding newsletters, or cleaning and rearranging storage areas. 

 

FUNDRAISING

Our two main fundraisers are the annual Family Fiesta and Honoring Women. We need help before and during the events, like soliciting auction items, hanging flyers, making desserts for the auction, set up and clean up, serving food and beverages, taking photos, and moreWe wil post dates and times on our website homepage when they become available. 

 

RECYCLING

We welcome volunteers who can come on a regular basis and take all of our recyclables to the city recycling center.

 

COACH OPPORTUNITIES

Volunteer to be a coach for our annual Girls on the Run or Boys Run programs! Coaches should be available to meet twice a week for 9 to 12 weeks and be committed to being a positive role model. For more information, visit our Girls on the Run or Boys Run pages, or email schools@safv.org.