volunteering with dc safe
Volunteers have always been an integral part of who we are at DC SAFE. If you are interested in volunteering in a direct services capacity, please read below for more information about our partnership with the Metropolitan Police Department’s Domestic Violence Liaison Program. Otherwise, please fill out our volunteer interest form and someone from our team will be in touch with you about current opportunities. Usually, the opportunities range from helping at events to organizing donation drives to painting and cleaning at our shelter.
Mpd domestic violence liaison program
If you are interested in volunteering with the Metropolitan Police Department’s Domestic Violence Liaison Ride-Along Program, please click here. This volunteer opportunity is coordinated by MPD. It allows citizen volunteers to ride along with patrol officers and provide victims of domestic violence with resources and information provided by DC SAFE. Volunteers will receive at least 20 hours of specialized training provided by DC SAFE to start this fall, as well as MPD volunteer training, and will sign up for shifts to ride along with officers. Volunteers will not act as law enforcement personnel or advocates, but rather to be a liaison between DC SAFE, MPD, and domestic violence victims in need of information about services. These volunteers will join the ranks of the MPD Citizen Volunteers and will provide critical information and resources to a vulnerable population, thus helping further DC SAFE and MPD’s missions of serving and helping the public.