To view a list of current volunteer opportunities at Safe Horizon, click here.
Meet Our Volunteer:
Volunteers at Safe Horizon play a tremendous role in helping us provide support and services to children, adults, families, and communities affected by violence and abuse. What are their reasons for supporting our mission? Read below for just a few of those reasons.
"I am proud to be a volunteer for such a great organization. After witnessing the good that Safe Horizon does, I have all the motivation in the world to keep serving these clients: seeing them smile makes me smile.
If you are still on the fence, VOLUNTEER, it is an incredibly rewarding experience. The staff is GREAT. The children & families need to know that there are folks out there that care about them and that are willing to give their time in any capacity to help. -- Roseann Carrara, volunteer at the Staten Island Child Advocacy Center for 10 years
"Violence and abuse can happen to anyone of any race, level of education, or financial condition. Violence and abuse have the potential to destroy lives. Yet there is hope. There is a place like Safe Horizon, which provides help so victims can break the cycle of abuse and violence and achieve safety. For me, that is what Safe Horizon is all about, and this is why I volunteer and support Safe Horizon." –- Steve McCandless, Board Member and volunteer with Community Programs
"As a volunteer at Safe Horizon I can support women to empower themselves to find safety and solace in their lives." -- LaShon Stockton, Snapple’s "Best People in NYC" Award Winner 2007
Volunteers are an integral part of our mission: we could not do the work that we do without help from our volunteers. The information below outlines our volunteer experience and explains the next steps towards becoming a volunteer at our organization.
Why should I volunteer at Safe Horizon?
Help Victims of Violence: Safe Horizon volunteers help us achieve our mission which is to provide support, prevent violence, and promote justice for victims of crime and abuse, their families and communities.
Convenient Locations: Safe Horizon provides an array of services in all five boroughs, which means that volunteer activities are most likely available in locations close to where you live, work or go to school.
Build Your Skills: Volunteering at Safe Horizon is an incredible opportunity to build or develop your skill set. Our volunteers and staff come from diverse backgrounds and are eager to share their specialized knowledge and experience.
Network with Non-Profit Professionals: Volunteering at Safe Horizon provides access to a staff of over 700, as well as many other committed volunteers, offering ample opportunities to establish professional connections. Safe Horizon also has close partnerships with other agencies. Many of our programs are co-located with our criminal justice, medical and other social service partners.
What is it REALLY like to volunteer at Safe Horizon?
Due to the critical needs of our clients and the complexity of our services, Safe Horizon typically requires a consistent and longer term commitment from its volunteers. Volunteers become part of the bedrock of our organization, playing a critical role in our programs and administration.
Check out our volunteer testimonials page to learn how volunteering at Safe Horizon has enriched the lives of New Yorkers.
What if I don't know what services Safe Horizon provides?
Don't worry. With over 50 sites located in all five boroughs of New York, the breadth and volume of our services are naturally overwhelming. To get a better understanding of how Safe Horizon assists victims of crime and abuse, please use the links below.
What is the first step towards becoming a volunteer?
Apply for one of our volunteer opportunities. View a current list of opportunities.
What if I have additional questions?
Safe Horizon volunteers help us provide support, prevent violence, and promote justice for victims of crime and abuse, their families and communities. Our volunteer opportunities range from one-day projects to long-term commitments. We have volunteer opportunities in all five boroughs that allow you to assist in our service to clients. Our volunteers come from diverse backgrounds and bring a wide array of skills to Safe Horizon. We will help you find a volunteer position that suits your interests and schedule.
Looking for internship opportunities?
Visit our Volunteers listing page for more information.
Safe Horizon welcomes diverse volunteers and will not discriminate because of race, age, creed, color, sex, gender, gender identity, national origin, ethnicity, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, religion, citizenship status, or veteran status including status as a disabled or Vietnam-era veteran.