Thank you for your interest in volunteering at Safe Horizon. We offer volunteer opportunities for individuals and groups including companies and affinity groups.
Group Volunteer Opportunities
To organize a volunteer opportunity for a group such as a fraternity, sorority, organization or affinity group, please contact Kate Krug at Kate.Krug@safehorizon.org. You may also check out Team Horizon.
Are you looking for volunteer opportunities for employees at your company? Contact Aron Flasher at Aron.Flasher@safehorizon.org.
Individual Volunteer Opportunities
Below are descriptions of our current volunteer opportunities for individuals:
Volunteer Childcare Assistant
Under the close supervision of our staff, assisting with our childcare programs in the Child Advocacy Centers or in some of the domestic violence shelters. Our volunteers help engage children in educational activities, and talk or play with them. And some assistance with administrative tasks is always welcome!
- Volunteer Childcare Assistant – Child Advocacy Center – Queens
- Volunteer Childcare Assistant – Domestic Violence Shelter – Bronx
New York Certified Rape Crisis Advocate Volunteers – Staten Island
Volunteers attend a 40-hour comprehensive training at Safe Horizon office in Staten Island. This training is offered once a year. Check with the program for the next training date. The training revolves around numerous aspects of rape and sexual assault and upon completion, volunteers become advocates who respond to local hospital emergency departments when a rape or sexual assault has occurred.
Volunteer – Help with Meal Preparation – Homeless Youth – Harlem
The Streetwork Drop-In Centers work with homeless and street involved young people. Serving clients from age 13 to 23, Streetwork provides individual and group counseling, case management, advocacy, emergency, transitional and permanent housing assistance obtaining Medicaid and other benefits, hot meals, showers, clothing, HIV prevention counseling, and parenting groups, in a safe, non-judgmental setting.
The Harlem Drop-In Center serves lunch and dinner between the hours of 12pm and 4pm four days a week and is looking for volunteers to assist with food preparation. These individuals would not need to obtain or possess a Food Handlers Certificate since some of Safe Horizon full-time current full-time employees have received their certificates. Volunteers also help serve clients meals and interact with clients while clients are eating.
Volunteer Program Assistant – Queens Community Program
Safe Horizon’s Community Programs in New York City to support, educate, and advocate for victims of crime and abuse. Safe Horizon operates four Community programs serving the five boroughs, providing support to more than 4,000 individuals each year.
The volunteer will work under close supervision of Safe Horizon staff. The volunteer’s role is to help with a variety of administrative tasks which vary according to the program needs. There may be an opportunity to greet and welcome clients as well as answer phones at the reception desk.
Summer 2017 Internship Opportunities
Immigration Law Project – Legal and Non-Legal Intern
Safe Horizon’s Immigration Law Project (ILP) provides free and low-cost services to immigrant victims of domestic violence, crime, and torture in immigration proceedings. ILP has represented thousands of survivors of intimate partner, family, and stranger violence, helping them towards a pathway of obtaining residency or citizenship in the United States. Specifically, we represent clients in U visa petitions, Violence Against Women Act self-petitions, asylum claims, removal cases, permanent residency petitions, and citizenship applications.
Immigration Law Project – Legal Intern (Unpaid Student Internship)
Interns will get hands-on experience working with both survivors of intimate partner violence and asylum seekers. ILP interns have extensive client contact, conducting intake interviews, drafting declarations, preparing applications for immigration relief, writing legal memorandum and briefs, and country conditions reports, and working with staff to prepare evidence and prepare for court hearings and trials. Students will also have the opportunity to be involved in community outreach and other project based initiatives.
- Internship time frame: Summer 2017
- Legal internship is full time
- Application Deadline: Rolling
Immigration Law Project – Non-Legal Intern (Unpaid Student Internship)
Non Legal Interns will work closely with ILP staff to provide support to their legal work. This will include responding to our intake line, conducting intake for new client referrals, research, preparing evidence and applications under stuff supervision, translations, copying, and general administrative duties. Spanish fluency highly preferred.
- Internship time frame: Summer 2017
- Non-legal internship only may be part time or full time
- Application Deadline: rolling
- For a legal internship, you must be a current or recent law school graduate
- Must show interest in working primarily with survivors of trauma, crime, or abuse, and a willingness to attend trainings surrounding trauma-informed and client-centered practice
- The ability to speak another language, specifically Spanish or French, is preferred
Application Instructions: If interested, please send cover letter and resume to: Shani Adess at Shani.Adess@safehorizon.org