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Volunteer Opportunities

MSU Safe Place volunteers have a selection of which service areas to choose from. 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.

MSU Safe Place volunteer applications are now closed. For more information contact the Volunteer Coordinator, Lara Hayden at

Requirements to Volunteer

  1. Complete volunteer application and interview process

  2. Agree to a Criminal Background Check, Student Conduct Check, and Driver Record Request, if applicable.

  3. Complete a multi-day training

  4. Attend volunteer meetings

  5. Attend biweekly check in with Volunteer Coordinator

  6. One semester minimum commitment

  7. 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.

Volunteer applications are only accepted during certain times of the year.  If you are interested in applying to volunteer, please contact Lara Hayden, the Volunteer Coordinator, at If available fill out the application below. If you would like to download a Word version of the document, check out our Downloads Page.


Volunteer Application