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Volunteer

Safe+Sound Somerset was founded more than 35 years ago, when a small group of volunteers decided that they wanted to help survivors of domestic abuse find safety, heal and establish a life free from abuse. To this day, we continue to rely on dedicated volunteers to achieve our mission. Volunteers are an integral part of Safe+Sound Somerset, contributing time and talent to enhance client services and raise community awareness.

Volunteer Opportunities
  • Legal Advocates – Guide clients through the complicated legal system
  • Hotline Counselors – Answer 24-hour emergency hotline calls and texts
  • Domestic Violence Response Team – Work with police to assist victims in the midst of crisis
  • Community Educators – Make presentations about domestic abuse
  • Childcare – Supervise children while parents are in counseling
  • Youth Programs Assistants – Read to children, teach music, chaperone field trips, assist with arts & crafts and cook with youth in shelter.
  • Food Shoppers – Supply our safe house with groceries and other amenities (using our account)
  • Office Support – Help staff with general office work such as copying and preparing mailings
  • Fundraising Help – Lead or participate in committees to create and implement successful events, appeals and campaigns to fund programs for survivors
  • Life Skills Mentors – Support clients who are building skills needed to live independently; assist with job preparation, credit counseling, budgeting, learning English as a second language, furthering education and resume writing.
  • Event Planners - Organize and implement activities  such as our annual Candlelight Vigil to increase awareness surrounding domestic abuse & teen dating violence

Safe+Sound Somerset recognizes the changing needs of survivors and is always seeking new programs and opportunities to meet these needs. We always welcome new ideas! If you have an area of expertise or interest not listed above and would like to lend a hand, please call our office at 908.359.0003 or email us at info@safe-sound.org.

Volunteering Opportunities—Please Note:


There are many areas of need where your help would be invaluable. Most volunteer positions with Safe+Sound Somerset require various levels of training, especially those jobs that have direct contact with clients. The jobs available are broken down into three groups: those requiring only orientation training, those requiring 40 hours of training, and those requiring 40 hours of training coupled with additional specialized training. We ask that you attend the scheduled volunteer meetings and that you commit to volunteer with us for a minimum of one year after training.

Special Events
Fundraising
Office Support
Facilities Assistant
Food Shopper
Legal Clinic Attorney (Licensed Attorneys only)
Reception
Legal Advocate
Hotline Advocate, Bilingual opportunities
Domestic Violence Response Team
Community Educator/Outreach
Children's Program Assistant

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Please note that any individuals who wish to volunteer with Safe+Sound Somerset will be subject to a Background Check.

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Questions & Concerns:

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact the Volunteer Services Coordinator at 908-359-0003. If you have witnessed or been subjected to abuse or violence, please discuss this with the Volunteer Services Coordinator to explore the potential impact on your volunteerism. Current clients of the Resource Center of Somerset, Inc are not accepted to the Volunteer Training Program.