Volunteer at One SAFE Place

Monthly Volunteer Meetings are held on the 3rd Thursday of each month from 5:30-7:00 PM at the One SAFE Place Sierra Center Community Room.

Changes may occur due to extenuating circumstances and volunteers will be notified via email. 

Volunteer Opportunities

Download our complete application here: Volunteer Application

Volunteering with One SAFE Place is a great way to give! We are more than happy to write letters of recommendation for employment opportunities, college applications, and make a great reference!

Scroll to Certification section of this page for details regarding *certification required

Crisis Intervention- Navigator Advocates and Crisis Hotline Advocates are our first responders in supporting domestic and sexual abuse survivors. The primary function of a Navigator is to assist clients in accessing services in our Sierra Center. Crisis Hotline Advocates work from home to offer counseling, support, and referral services from clients through a secure phone dispatch system. Volunteers are also called on by local hospitals and law enforcement to accompany survivors. *certification required

Court Advocacy- Volunteers are needed to provide assistance to clients during the Family Court process, including court and mediation accompaniment. Individuals help our Legal Advocates prepare legal documents and provide court orientation. Legal background is a plus! *certification required

Education & Outreach- One SAFE Place Prevention Team participates in various community events to empower youth and adults with education and information. Volunteers are welcome to assist with hosting awareness events, facilitate resource booths, and distribute educational materials in our community. Some advocacy may be needed to connect with potential clients. *certification required

Residence Help- Volunteer assistance is needed in our Sierra Center for both certified and non-certified tasks.

Non-Certified: Volunteers can provide a variety of support services to clients, children, and One SAFE Place staff. These include cleaning, laundry, cooking and help with meals, filing in our office, childcare, and other day-to-day chores.  Individuals interested in yard work, general maintenance, and organization are always helpful in keeping the Residence functional.

Certified: Professional skills and personal experiences are helpful in facilitating educational classes for both adult and child residents in a group environment. Volunteers are also needed to provide transportation of residents to and from appointments and meetings. *agency vehicles are provided

Fundraising Events- Volunteers have been helpful in raising financial support for One SAFE Place’s vision of a community free of domestic and sexual violence. Volunteers interact with local businesses and participate in event planning and execution, and help to solicit donations. Those who enjoy interacting with the public and would like to share about our organization are encouraged to lend their expertise.

Clerical Assistance- Volunteers in this area have a variety of opportunities to assist One SAFE Place. Help is needed in filing, grant writing, newsletter editing, sorting donations, accounts payable, reception, appointment setting, and more. It is essential that volunteers in this area have good people skills, both in person and over the phone. Basic computer skills in Microsoft Office programs are preferred.

All volunteers and employees are required to undergo background checks and must not have been involved in any sexual assault or domestic violence for one year.


Certification: Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Crisis Intervention and Advocacy Training     

One SAFE Place requires volunteers who work directly with clients to attend the 66-hour training course, accredited by the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (CalOES) as outlined in Penal Code section 13835.10. This course is usually offered twice annually. One during spring semester (January-May) at Shasta College and as an 8-week option (August-September) at One SAFE Place. While the course requires commitment of time and energy, at completion volunteers are certified as Crisis Intervention Advocates.

A fee of $25.00 is charged per training course. Incentives and scholarships are available.


To sign up for the next DV/SA Class click here.

For more information

For more information contact our volunteer coordinator at 530-244-0118 ext. 220 or email prevention@ospshasta.org.

If you are ready to become a volunteer with One SAFE Place, please complete the application below.

Volunteer Application

If you would like to learn more about volunteer opportunities, please fill out our Inquiry Form below.

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