MSU Safe Place volunteers have a selection of which service areas they choose from when deciding how they would like to show up as a volunteer. When filling out an application there is a chance to select which services areas you would like to provide. Certain service areas require additional training (ex: Client Support, Crisis Intervention, Transportation Assistance, Community Outreach & Education)
We encourage you to explore the Service Areas available.
Requirements to Volunteer
Complete volunteer application and interview process
Agree to a Criminal Background Check, Student Conduct Check, and Driver Record Request, if applicable.
Complete a multi-day training
Attend monthly volunteer meetings
Attend biweekly check in with Volunteer Coordinator
One semester minimum commitment
If you are a survivor of relationship violence, stalking, family violence, or systemic violence of any kind, we ask that one year has elapsed since receiving advocacy and/or shelter services before applying to volunteer with our program.*
*During the interview process volunteers will be asked to have a conversation with the Volunteer Coordinator regarding past, current, and/or future experiences with violence and how this may impact their work as a volunteer.
If you are interested in applying to volunteer, please contact Lara Hayden, the Volunteer Coordinator, at haydenL8@msu.edu and fill out the application below. If you would like to download a Word version of the document, check out our Downloads page.