Volunteer

The Rape Crisis Domestic Violence Safe Haven program of Appleseed offers various volunteer opportunities. Every year volunteers help us:

  • Respond to hotline calls
  • Provide support to victims and survivors
  • Advocate for victims and survivors in court, hospitals, and community settings

Our community volunteers are helping staff events, raise awareness, fundraise for Save Haven, and collect donations. Through the help of volunteers, Safe Haven is able to continue to offer free services, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to victims and survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault. Volunteering with Safe Haven is an opportunity to become an active part of ending violence in our community.  Volunteering is also a great experience that can help strengthen your resume. If you are interested in volunteering for the Safe Haven, please contact Kate Scott, Volunteer Coordinator, at KScott@safehavenofashland.org or call 419-282-6097.

Volunteer Levels

 

Training

Volunteers are required to complete a free training course provided by Save Haven, depending on what level of volunteering they chose. Training sessions are offered several times throughout the year. Our 40-hour training is a very extensive training and topics can include the history of violence against women, trauma informed care, domestic violence, sexual assault, mental health, listening skills, and more.

To become a volunteer with Safe Haven, you must complete a background check prior to volunteering. Some levels of volunteering will require a working phone, email, and reliable transportation. 

Next Volunteer Training

Application Process

To fill out an application and begin the volunteer process at Safe Haven, please click here. Once we receive your application we will contact you to schedule a meeting time to introduce you to our program and discuss training and volunteer opportunities in detail.

Recent Updates

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

If you are in a circumstance in which you are being abused in anyway physically, emotionally, or sexually reach out for help. You deserve to be treated well and in a safe, caring relationship. Help is available by calling Appleseed’s Safe Haven program 24-hour crisis hotline at 419-289-8085. Visit www.safehavenofashland.org for more information.

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Appleseed reaches GuideStar’s highest Seal of Transparency for the Second Year in a Row

Appleseed earned the 2020 Platinum Seal of Transparency, the highest level of recognition offered by GuideStar, a service of Candid. By sharing metrics that highlight the progress that Appleseed is making toward its mission, the organization is helping donors move beyond simplistic ways of nonprofit evaluation such as overhead ratios.

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Safe Haven Announces Events to Honor Domestic Violence Awareness Month

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Domestic Violence is the willful intimidation as part of a systemic pattern of power and control perpetrated by an intimate partner against another and happens across all genders, ages, races, and other demographics. This abusive behavior may include physical, emotional, psychological, financial, or sexual abuse. Safe Haven is holding several events to honor victims and survivors of domestic violence throughout October. All events are free and open to the public.  

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