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Individual Volunteers

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent need to quarantine and maintain physical distancing, SAFEchild is not currently training and scheduling children’s facilitators for our parenting programs.

The only volunteers we are placing at this time are:

  • Welcome Baby mentors – must be a mother of at least a 1-year-old
  • Moms Supporting Moms facilitators – must be a mother of at least a 1-year-old and have experienced perinatal depression and/or anxiety

If you meet these criteria and are interested in volunteering in either program, please contact Laura Goulian, volunteer coordinator, at lgoulian@safechildnc.org.

Volunteer “Remotely” – for Individuals and Groups

Some of SAFEchild’s most meaningful volunteer opportunities for groups as well as individuals involve helping out from home or the office.

  • Assemble a no-sew fleece blanket (aka “comfort cape) for a child who has been evaluated for abuse at the SAFEchild Advocacy Center. The finished product provides comfort to a child facing a very difficult, stressful situation and often becomes a treasured keepsake. We ask that all volunteers making a blanket for us follow our instructions. Find them here.
  • Knit or crochet a purple cap for a newborn.  These sweet caps become part of a care basket given to new mothers joining our Welcome Baby and Moms Supporting Moms programs and serve as a reminder of the Period of PURPLE Crying.  Find instructions for creating the caps here.
  • Hold a supply drive for SAFEchild in your neighborhood, company, civic group or church. We need diapers, paper products, cleaning supplies and certain children’s and (moms’) books and games. Find more information on our wish list page.

If you are interested in serving SAFEchild remotely in one or more of these special ways, please contact Holly Cook at hcook@safechildnc.org or 919.232.5697.