Whatever your skills or interests,
there is a way that you can help.
Safe House of Hope is currently run entirely by volunteers. As our client base continues to grow, so does our need for volunteers. In addition to providing direct client services, volunteers can collect funds and donations, raise awareness, help with building maintenance, and write grants. There are many leadership opportunities at Safe House of Hope, and volunteers are encouraged to explore their talents and take ownership of projects. We truly believe that you can make a difference by volunteering just 10 hours of your time each month.
The following two steps are required to volunteer with Safe House of Hope:
Email your completed intake form to TheresaSHOH@gmail.com.
Mail your Background Investigation Consent Form and a check for $20 to:
Safe House of Hope
P.O. Box 47637
Windsor Mill, MD 21224
Please write “Background Check” in the Memo Line of the check.
Direct Client Services
Curtis Bay Residential Program Manager – Click here to learn more
Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking (DMST) Residential Program Manager – Click here to learn more
Advocacy Worker – Advocacy workers go with clients to any meeting or service the client is having difficulty navigating on her own. This may include court, social services, housing services, child protective services, and more. The worker is there for the client – to help her understand what is happening and to speak on her behalf if she is unable to stand alone. The advocacy worker is looking out for the client’s best interest and teaching the client how to stand up for herself. For some of our clients you may be the first person to say something good about her.
Drop-in Worker – Must be available for day shift (9:30am – 4:30pm). The Drop-In center provides a place to build community – a family setting for clients to drop in, get a hot meal, work on their GED, and/or develop other goals. We currently have budgeting, self-esteem, and Bible study classes available to help clients to start to see themselves as valuable and able to choose the healthy life they deserve.
Talkline Worker – Answer our 24/7 talk-line for 48 hrs to 1 week per month. Training required.
Street Outreach Worker – We offer free condoms, snacks, health and testing referrals, and hope to anyone willing to take it. Our street outreach teams are the first contact our clients have that bring the possibility of change into their lives. Teams typically go out between 10pm and 5am on Fri and Sat nights. Training Required.
Internet Outreach Worker – We call potential victims to ask how they are doing and show that we care. Our phone call may be the first break in isolation and the first time someone has genuinely cared about the victim’s well-being. We offer hope and help connect each person with the help and services that he/ she may desire. Training Required.
Juvenile Detention Center Outreach Worker – We currently teach a weekly self-esteem class at Waxter’s juvenile detention center for girls in Laurel, Maryland. Each visit lasts approximately 90 minutes and includes hands-on activities for the girls and small group sessions.
Host Family – Whether for 2 hours or 2 years, families are needed for clients who are ready to join a caring family. Learn more by clicking here.
Field Trip Organizer/Leader – Many of our clients have never been to area attractions and really enjoy these outings.
Legal Help for Clients – We are especially seeking those with expertise in family and criminal law.
Mentor – Provide one-on-one client support to help her set and reach her goals.
Teachers – We always encourage volunteers to come and teach clients a variety of different skills and activities. Please click here to email our Drop-in Coordinator Michaela Benson or call her at 443-312-6729 during Drop-in Center hours to learn more.
Tutor – Help tutor clients for the GED exam or in remedial reading and math.
Board Member – current needs are for a President, Treasurer and more general members of the board
Chairperson/Program Coordinator- Become a program chairperson/coordinator.
– Prayer Chairman
– Talk-line Chairman
– Training Chairman
– Public Awareness Chairman
– Housing Coordinator
– Runaway, Homeless, and Street Youth Coordinator
Contact Workers – Call/contact churches, schools, community groups, etc. to speak about human trafficking and/or schedule an educational film screening followed by a panel discussion.
Fund Raiser – Create or supervise a fundraising event. Small or large, from selling cupcakes to your own big idea, we are eager to hear it.
Grant Writer or Researcher – Help us look for and write grants – training available.
Handy Man/Construction/Electrical – We are in need of help in renovating/improving our Curtis Bay facility.
Intercessor/Client Prayer Partner – Pray for the ministry – Prayer Walk or organize a Prayer Team and interact directly with clients through correspondence.
Media Engagement and Promotion – Help us get the word out about what we are doing.
Prevention Team Worker/Public Speaker – Speak to students at middle schools, high schools, and/or malls. Teach Parenting Classes and basic Human Trafficking 101. We also need speakers for college rallies, university and college classes, area community meetings, and churches to educate and raise awareness on the issue of Human Trafficking in Maryland.
Social Media Coordinator – Help us to better use Facebook, Twitter, etc. to get the word out.
Writers and Editors – Help compose and edit testimony and other documents.
Etc. – Whatever your skills and talents, we can find a way to put them to good use.