Thank you for your interest in volunteering with Safe Harbor of Sheboygan! There are two ways you can support this work and our community as a volunteer.
Indirect Service Volunteering is a way you can help us with the everyday activities that help us maintain our processes, facilities, and shelter environment. There is little direct contact with clients, but will help staff with all of the things that we do to make sure we can offer trauma informed care and services to our clients. This is a great way to get involved in our mission, alone or with a group, to learn a little bit more about how we serve, and know that you are helping Safe Harbor staff be available when needed.
Direct Service Volunteering allows the volunteer to work with staff directly with clients as they work toward independence from violence. With specific training, and working with trained staff, a direct service volunteer could answer our crisis line, provide advocacy for the forensic exam program, help facilitate support groups or be part of a court watch program. These opportunities require more training and we ask for a longer commitment from the volunteer, but is a great way to really understand and actively help lower barriers to service and healing for victims.
Now that you have a better sense of the volunteer opportunities, and you would like to volunteer, we ask that you complete the Volunteer Application form. Please fill out the application which will be sent directly to Vanessa, our Volunteer and Community Engagement Coordinator. After we have a chance to review the information we will have a better sense for what you are looking and will contact you to discuss current opportunities.