Thanks so much for your interest in learning more about SAFEchild’s volunteer opportunities!
Our program volunteers serve in three main areas: 1) as mentors to new parents participating in our Moms Supporting Moms program; 2) to provide activities for children during caregivers’ parenting classes; and 3) to assist with our Spanish-language program Crianza con Cariño.
- Moms Supporting Moms mentors must be mothers of at least a one-year-old.
- Children’s program volunteers must be available for classes that take place weekdays during the day or the evening – we do not offer weekend classes.
- Crianza con Cariño volunteers must be available Tuesday or Thursday morning from 9:30am to 12:30pm. Volunteers must be proficient in Spanish.
- All volunteers are required to attend a SAFEchild training session, agree to a background check, and take a Prevent Child Abuse NC online training on recognizing and responding to suspicions of child abuse.
If you’d like to learn more about becoming a SAFEchild volunteer, please complete our volunteer interest form. Please note that all SAFEchild program volunteers must be at least 18 years old.
Questions? Please contact Claudia Cortina-Czap, SAFEchild volunteer coordinator, at email@example.com.
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.
- Knit or crochet a purple cap for a newborn. These sweet caps become part of a care basket given to new mothers joining our Moms Supporting Moms programs and serve as a reminder of the Period of PURPLE Crying. Find instructions for creating the caps here.
- Make a no-sew double-sided fleece blanket (aka “comfort cape”). These fun and easy to make cozy blankets are given to children who have disclosed abuse and been evaluated at the SAFEchild Advocacy Center. This is a great individual, family or group project. Contact Holly Cook at firstname.lastname@example.org to receive assembly and drop-off instructions.
- Assemble snack packages containing individually wrapped snacks for parents and children attending our programs. Contact Holly Cook at email@example.com for assembly and drop-off instructions.
- Hold a supply drive for SAFEchild in your neighborhood, company, civic group or church. We need paper products, cleaning supplies and certain children’s and (caregivers’) books and games. Find more information on our wish list page.
If you or your corporate or civic group is interested in serving SAFEchild remotely in one or more of these special ways, please contact Holly Cook at firstname.lastname@example.org to receive more information and instruction sheets (if applicable). Thank you!