Volunteer

Giving your time and your talents is one of the best ways to support DC SAFE.  Volunteers are an essential part of DC SAFE’s mission and services.

Why should you volunteer at DC SAFE?

Help Victims of Domestic Violence: DC SAFE Volunteers help us achieve our mission which is to ensure the safety and self-determination of domestic violence survivors in Washington, DC through emergency services, court advocacy, and system reform.

Volunteer on Your Time: DC SAFE provides services 24-hours a day, 7 days a week, and we are flexible with volunteer’s schedules so that everyone can have a meaningful organization.

Build Your Skills and Meet People: Volunteering at DC SAFE is an incredible opportunity to build or develop your skill set.  Our staff come from diverse backgrounds and are eager to share their specialized knowledge and experience.

If you’re interested in getting involved as a volunteer, please fill out our volunteer interest form (linked below), which is updated regularly with current volunteer opportunities. Thank you! 

Volunteer Interest Form

If you are interested in volunteering with the Metropolitan Police Department’s Domestic Violence Liaison Ride-Along Program, please click hereThis volunteer opportunity is coordinated by MPD. It allows citizen volunteers to ride along with patrol officers and provide victims of domestic violence with resources and information provided by DC SAFE. Volunteers will receive at least 20 hours of specialized training provided by DC SAFE to start this fall, as well as MPD volunteer training, and will sign up for shifts to ride along with officers. Volunteers will not act as law enforcement personnel or advocates, but rather to be a liaison between DC SAFE, MPD, and domestic violence victims in need of information about services. These volunteers will join the ranks of the MPD Citizen Volunteers and will provide critical information and resources to a vulnerable population, thus helping further DC SAFE and MPD’s missions of serving and helping the public.