There are many volunteer opportunities at Stop Abuse For Everyone. Volunteers are always welcome and anyone can volunteer, regardless of where you live.
Make a Donation
Make a donation to fuel the movement to stop abuse for everyone. Learn more about the different ways you can contribute, how to make donations, how your money will be used, and the impact your donation can make.
Become a Member
Show your support by becoming a member of SAFE. Our memberships range from $30 - $500. Each membership includes a great deal of information about our organization and cause, mugs, membership cards, and more. You will also have the option of being added to our email list so that you can become updated on news and events.
Have a Meeting
Have a meeting or informal get-together in your community to introduce others to SAFE and the services we provide. You can invite your friends and acquaintances; reaches out to other community members by handing out flyers or by putting a free ad in the community section of your local paper. A SAFE representative (or you with some guidance) will give a brief talk and show a short (10 minute) video to introduce the issues being faced by members in your community and how SAFE can help. A hat or basket can be passed around for contributions from your guests with no pressure to contribute if they do not wish to. Having a get-together is a great way to bring people together in your community, have a great time, and accomplish something very worthwhile at the same time.
List of Local Services
SAFE maintains a list of local resources. Anybody who registers on the SAFE website can add resources to this list and also comment on existing resources. If you want to help other people out in your area, you can list any local services that are in your phone book (if you want to be extra-helpful, call them, and confirm what populations they are serving. Be polite!). Also, you can add comments to any resources that are already there, describing your experiences.
Start a Local Chapter
Start a local chapter of SAFE, set up a hotline, support group, or shelter in your local area, or advocate for services in your area. Local chapters really make a big difference in a local area.
Set Up a Training/Speaking Engagement
Help set up a training/speaking engagement. SAFE speakers are listed on the Speakers Bureau page. We're adding more experts all the time. This is one of the primary missions of SAFE to provide accurate balanced information to service providers and the general public and conduct trainings on how service providers (social service, crisis lines, shelters, law enforcement, health care, etc.) can effectively and (at a low cost) be gender inclusive. By conducting professional presentations to such groups, we greatly expand services for under served victims of domestic violence.
To set up speaking engagements, contact your local service provider-police department, hospital/health care system, district attorney, bar association, nursing association, physician group, university, etc. Ask for the person in charge of professional education or training. Encourage them to contact SAFE via the Speaker Bureau webpage, and inquire about conducting a training or hearing from a speaker.
Don't forget venues that would apply to the general public as well, such as Rotary, Kiwanis, Lions, civic groups or an upcoming conference where they could sponsor a speaker. You can also contact organizations you or someone you might know are involved in. All it takes is persistence, some follow-up phone calls, and a little effort. Give it a try in your area today!
Join Our Mailing List
Join our mailing list to be connected with others involved in this field and know what's happening around the world with domestic violence issues, especially with underrepresented domestic violence populations.
If you want to help directly or have experienced abuse yourself, please consider being listed on our Resource Page. You can provide an understanding ear for those who are going through an abusive relationship or have left one.
Use the educational brochures for men, LGBT, siblings, the elderly, and more. These can be very useful to service providers and contain pertinent information that you might not find elsewhere. You can download these brochures right on our website. We've got a long way to go in distributing these brochures. Every police department, emergency room, and courthouse in the nation should have copies of this brochure on hand for potential victims.
Encourage Sites to Link to SAFE
Surf the web, find sites that may consider linking to SAFE, and write to their webmaster to request them to link to SAFE. Please be courteous, and do not represent yourself as being a part of SAFE. This helps SAFE become more prominent on search engines and directs more people to the SAFE website. If someone's looking for resources, this could make a huge difference for them. Specifically, we suggest these links:
SAFE's Media Contact List
To be considered for a media spot please provide the following supporting information:
1. A sentence stating that you'd like to be on the media contact list.
2. Name, address, day and evening phone numbers. Include what metro area you are nearest to.
3. Do you have photos and/or medical/police records of any injuries you sustained?
4. Was your assailant arrested or a police report made? Were you arrested?
5. Do you, or did you have an attorney related to this case? Name, address, phone, if so.
6. Was a restraining/protective order issued? Against whom? When? How many times?
7. Did you seek services from any crisis line or domestic violence shelter? What was their response?
8. Provide a SHORT version of what what happened to you including dates, witnesses, etc. 600 words maximum.
Even if you only have an hour a week to help, you can make a big impact.
THANK YOU FROM SAFE