Volunteer Opportunities

Now Scheduling Volunteers For:

    Yard Clean-UP

    Playground Equipment Update

    Shelter Maintenance

    Garage Organization

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*Do you find yourself looking to give back to your community?

*Are you someone who wishes to make a difference in the lives of others?

*Have you given thought to becoming a volunteer in your community?



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It doesn’t matter if you have a lot of time to give or if your time is limited, Safe Haven is always in need of volunteers. 

We have the need for scheduled volunteers as well as volunteers that are called as needed. We try to match your skills and gifts with the volunteer opportunities that we have available.  Take a look at the volunteer opportunities we have posted below.  Fill out the on-line application, go through orientation/training and let your volunteering journey at Safe Haven begin.

We are thrilled that you are looking at becoming a Safe Haven Volunteer.  Complete the following steps to ensure a successful volunteering experience.


Complete the Volunteer Application located on our website.  Your application will be reviewed, your background check completed and an interview will be set up.  Once you have completed these steps you will be asked to attend an Orientation/Training.  You will be asked to complete a more extensive Crisis Line training if you wish to answer the Crisis Line and door for us.  We will equip you with enough training to help create a comfortable atmosphere when working with our clients.

Through the years Safe Haven has worked with many volunteers who have made a difference in the lives of our clients and added to the success of our program.  It is with the help of volunteers that we are able to serve the hundreds of victims of domestic violence and sexual assault each year.  We look forward to working with you.  Here are some of the ways you can help:

Board of Directors Member

Serve as a member of the governing body of volunteers that works in collaboration with Safe Haven staff to ensure the overall success of the organization.  Board Members volunteer approximately 5 hours per month.  For additional information please contact Executive Director, Stacey Cicero at scicero6760@ezwebtech.com or 715-524-6760.

Special Events Committee

Serve as a member of our Special Events/Fundraising Committee.  Work with Safe Haven staff to help plan our Special Events and our annual fundraisers.  This includes, but is not limited to, brainstorming ideas, poster runs, securing participants, follow up with information and participating the day of the event.  Your time commitment will be determined by the event or fundraiser.

Front Desk/Crisis Lines Receptionist

Answer phones, greet visitors and assist residents; flexible hours.  Due to the additional training, this volunteer position is a 6 month commitment. We prefer this position be a 2-3 hour shift one day a week.

Childcare Provider

This would be providing childcare for the children too young to benefit from group participation.  It would be supervising the children while the Children’s Advocate facilitates group with the older children.


IMPACT Group – Wednesday morning,  9:30 – 11:00am

Women Working it Out Support Group – Tuesday morning, 9:30am – 10:30am

Women/Children’s Support Group:  Thursday evening,   Supper 5:00pm

Group 6:00pm – 7:00pm

Client Transportation

Drive residents to area appointments.  A 24 hour notice by the client is required to ensure the volunteer has notice of this volunteer opportunity.  Longer trips may include mileage compensation.

Donation Assistant

Sort donations and stock the clothing closet.  Keep clothing area organized and prepare furniture for client give-a-way.  Vacuum furniture and wash down the furnishings to ready for clients.

Maintenance/General Laborer

Do yard work, shelter maintenance, painting, handyman projects, scheduled cleaning of appliances, etc.


Assist with moving donated furniture to shelter or moving furniture for residents when they are leaving shelter and moving into their new homes.  This often times can be a huge burden for the client that does not have family in the area. Trucks and vans or trailers are always helpful to the clients.

Language Interpreters

Assist Safe Haven staff in assessing the needs of those clients that cannot speak English by helping with interpretation. These volunteers make it possible for many of our clients to use and benefit from Safe Haven’s services.


Safe Haven 
PO Box 665, 380 Lakeland Rd.
Shawano, WI 54166
(24 hour Emergency Shelter)
24 Hour Crisis Line
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