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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 Advocate – Guide, support and advocate for victims through domestic violence court proceedings.
  • Hotline Advocate – Provide assistance to callers on the 24-hour call and text hotline for crisis management, referrals and intake.
  • Domestic Violence Response Team – Work in conjunction with police during domestic violence callouts by supporting victims, providing resources and guiding them through the completion of the Temporary Restraining Order
  • Community Educators – Provide presentations and education about domestic abuse, teen abuse and Safe+Sound Somerset services to organizations, schools and the community. 
  • Childcare – Supervise children while parents are in counseling or programs.
  • Safe House Support – Provide transportation, shop for food and assist with other general needs at the Safe+Sound Somerset Safe House.
  • Office Volunteer – Assemble mailings or assist with other projects.
  • Life Skills/Activity Specialist – Teach life skills such as financial literacy and job readiness or conduct activities such as yoga and art.
  • Special Event Planner – Assist with the organization of events, such as our annual Candlelight Vigil, Golf Outing and Fall Gala.
  • Project Volunteers – Groups from local businesses, organizations and schools implement projects such as gardening, painting and storage.
  • Youth Volunteer - Assist staff with activities such as organizing and sorting donations.
  • General Volunteers - Volunteers donate space and skills such as photography, provide junk removal and much more!

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 Safe+Sound Somerset, Inc are not accepted to the Volunteer Training Program.