Requirements: All safehome positions* require an application, interview, background check, training, and 6-month commitment
Coverage Volunteers (General): Individual Coverage Volunteers help cover shifts at the safehome and provide extra support for staff. While at the home, volunteers help staff with projects and interact with the residents in conversation, working with English language studies, cooking and doing other activities as needed.
Overnight Coverage Team: Overnight Coverage Volunteers relieve our in-home coordinator twice a week, and are trained to manage the home overnight. These volunteers sleep during the majority of their shift but are available in case of emergency.
Program Volunteers: These volunteers offer specific skill-based classes and workshops for residents, usually pertaining to their field of expertise, such as yoga, wellness, tutoring, job training, etc.
Group Volunteering: Churches and community groups such as Hope for New York volunteers plan regular events and activities with the residents in small groups.