Thank you for your interest in becoming involved with Safe Shores – The DC Children’s Advocacy Center! Our supporters play an important role in enabling us to provide services to children affected by abuse, trauma and violence in Washington, D.C. The involvement of community-minded citizens is crucial in our efforts to end child abuse. Below are our existing opportunities:
Ambassadors have a passion for our mission and open doors for our organization in the community by introducing new people to Safe Shores at our Coffee for Kids events.
Coffee for Kids is a free, hour-long program that allows individuals to learn first-hand how Safe Shores works to provide intervention, hope and healing for children and families affected by abuse, trauma and violence. During the program, guests tour the facility and hear from Safe Shores' staff about some of the lives we change everyday.
Ambassadors agree to bring 10-15 guests to an agreed upon Coffee for Kids date. This could be on a regularly scheduled date, or a private Coffee for Kids at a location of the Ambassadors choosing.
For more information on how to become a Safe Shores Ambassador, please contact Erica Drucker, Director of Development at 202-645-4429.
InternsVarious internships are available within the Forensic Services, Victim Services and Clinical Services programs. For more information or to apply please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Victim Services Volunteers
Victim Services Volunteers work with the Victim Services staff to provide support and resources to families during their visit(s) to Safe Shores. They welcome children and their parents or caretakers to the Center, engage the children in various play activities and prepare snacks and meals for them as needed. The overall responsibility of Victim Services Volunteers is to establish a level of comfort and safety for children and their families during their time at Safe Shores. They must be able to volunteer for 3-5 hour shifts during regular business hours, Monday through Friday. Click here to view the Victim Services Volunteer Job Description.
All Victim Services Volunteers must:
To become a Victim Services Volunteer, you must complete a volunteer application. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis and can be submitted by mail, fax or e-mail to: