Become A Volunteer

Volunteer Sign-Up

Serving as a volunteer for Safe Harbor is a very rewarding experience. The job involves helping people who are experiencing homelessness, while also creating friendships and a sense of community with the other volunteers. All shifts come with training, and first-time volunteers are always paired with a seasoned host. Please review the following opportunities and sign up for as many as you would like!

There are two ways to become a volunteer at Safe Harbor; 1) Join us through a participating church or 2) Complete the following form (please include your complete birth date for our background check process). You must be 18 to volunteer solo. Volunteers 12 – 17 may sign-up with an accompanying an adult.

Want to learn more? Visit our Volunteer Center!

Volunteer Application

Criminal Record

Have you ever been convicted of or pleaded guilty to a criminal offense?


To learn more, check out our Volunteer Positions Descriptions

Morning volunteer
Help serving and cleaning in the morning
Dinner Lead
Assist in all duties required to prepare and serve dinner
Dinner Volunteer
Work with Dinner Lead to prepare and serve meals
Evening Lead
Experienced volunteer to help supervise evening operations
Evening Volunteer
Engage with guests with Goodwill supervision
Overnight volunteer
Spend the night, working with Goodwill overnight supervision
Facility Manager
Manage the facility, showers, and laundry for evening shifts
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