Volunteers founded Center for Hope & Safety (formerly Shelter Our Sisters) over 40 years ago and play a vital role in caring for those affected by domestic violence. 

Current Volunteer Opportunities

Sip for Safety Beer & Wine Tasting

We need assistance with setting up, pouring beer and wine, busing tables, selling raffle tickets, taking photos, and cleaning up at the Sip for Safety beer and wine tasting event on Sunday, October 9, at the Williams Center in Rutherford. Shifts are available between 2:00 to 9:00 p.m. Please contact Liz Campbell at elizabeth@hopeandsafetynj.org for more info or questions.


2022 Walk Together Against Domestic Violence

Sign up to volunteer at Walk Together Against Domestic Violence

Volunteers are needed for directing traffic, cheering on walkers, taking photos, and cleaning up at our annual 3K walk for Domestic Violence Awareness Month on Saturday, October 29, at Van Saun County Park. Shifts are from 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Your help and support will make this a special day for everyone involved. Please contact Ellen McGuire at ellen@hopeandsafetynj.org or (201) 527-6207 for more info or questions.


General Volunteering

Handyperson: Help maintain CHS properties, transport donated furniture (must be able to lift 25 lbs)

Organize Donations and Pantries: Sort through item, food, and clothing donations and organize them in our storage/pantry area. (This volunteer opportunity occurs on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays during normal business hours)

Special Events/Fundraising: Event set-up and breakdown, mailings, etc. (i.e. Walk to End Domestic Violence)

Holiday Gift Wrapping: During the holidays and other special events at local stores and malls, Center for Hope & Safety to provide gift wrapping services for their customers – all proceeds go to support our mission.

Community Enlightenment/ Activism
Represent Center for Hope & Safety at health and career fairs and other community-based functions. Provide basic domestic violence information and distribute brochures, resource information, etc.

If you have any questions about volunteering

Please note we have very limited opportunities at this time. If you have any questions, please email elizabeth@hopeandsafetynj.org.

CLICK HERE to download a volunteer application. You will be added to our email list to be notified of any available opportunities.

Fax completed application to 201-498-9256 or scan and email completed application to elizabeth@hopeandsafetynj.org