Get involved and make a difference

Do you have a skills you would like to share with us or develop? Throughout the year we continuously offer various ways to volunteer your time and expertise. Listed below are a few of the ways that you can begin:

  • Mentoring, tutoring, and/or providing programs to our students
  • Gardening at our greenhouse
  • Program and staff developement
  • Join a committee
  • Events 

Change Starts With You: If you don’t see a role listed here that matches your unique talents? Contact us! Tell us how you would like to make a difference.

SAFE Mentor

Description: SAFE’s mission is to inform students about the importance of obtaining an education as well as having an alternate career plan in anticipation for life's deviations. The students we serve are in middle school and are at the point in their life in which they can put themselves on a path to both academic and life success. For this reason, having the right assistance in this period of their lives is incredibly beneficial. As a volunteer mentor you have the opportunity to have a helpful direct influence on our students. The volunteer will empower our students to make the right decisions in life that enable them to maximize their success, serve as tutors in various subjects, and assist in developing and executing programs for our students.

When: Our mentor needs are immediate

Where: 1501 W. Lexington St, Baltimore, MD, 21223.

Individual or Group Opportunity: Individual

Age Requirement: At least 18 years of age

Time Commitment: 1-2 Hours weekly

Videographer

Description: The youth in West Baltimore are intelligent and kind individuals yet they remain underserved.  At SAFE, we serve them because they deserve it! We provide these children with experiences vastly different than what they would receive outside of our foundation. These experiences assist in development and work to fuel the drive of our youth. The volunteer provides professional quality videos that are engaging and entertaining. The videos are to convey SAFE’s work, mission and it’s students experiences and successes to assist in the growth of SAFE!

When: Our videographer needs are on a rolling basis. Ideally we would like to capture our students' experiences during the academc year, summer camp, and student highlights for graduating 8th graders. 

Where: 1501 W. Lexington St, Baltimore, MD, 21223.

Individual or Group Opportunity: Both

Age Requirement: At least 16 years of age or a junior in high school

Time Commitment: The duration of the project

Graphic Designer

DescriptionThe SAFE Center, aims to steadily increase the amount of youth we serve. The volunteer designs content for marketing, branding, and all social media platforms including our website. Additionally, the volunteer will conceptualize, design, and create mockups from small enhancements to entirely new designs. The volunteer creates beautiful and impactful designs because the work will lead to an increase in the awareness of the SAFE Center and offerings.

When: Our graphic designer needs are on a rolling basis

Where: 1501 W. Lexington St, Baltimore, MD, 21223.

Individual or Group Opportunity: Individual

Age Requirement: At least 16 years of age or a junior in high school

Time Commitment: The duration of the project

Volunteer Committee

DescriptionThe volunteers at SAFE have become a major part of assisting us in achieving our mission for our students. Throughout the year, we hire several volunteers for they so often do amazing work. As a volunteer, being a part of the development committee you will promote new volunteer efforts and  establish programs and processes to maintain contact with new, existing and past volunteers. The Volunteer Development Committee will work in cooperation with other Committees to facilitate better use of volunteer resources, and to aid communication between volunteers and the organization.

When: Our volunteer needs are immediate

Where: 1501 W. Lexington St, Baltimore, MD, 21223.

Individual or Group Opportunity: Individual

Age Requirement: At least 18 years of age

Time Commitment: Quarterly

Fundraising Committee

Description: Fundraising is much more than raising money. At SAFE, it is about community engagement, community benefit, and informing communities on the impact of SAFE. The volunteer will work with a team to provide input into development of the annual campaign, including direct mail, personal solicitation, and events fundraising (including annual conference, private events, silent auction, etc.) Additionally, the team will engage in the execution of all aspects of the annual fundraising campaign, including marketing efforts, personal solicitation, and the acknowledgement process.

When: Our fundraising needs are immediate and continuous

Where: 1501 W. Lexington St, Baltimore, MD, 21223.

Individual or Group Opportunity: Individual

Age Requirement: At least 18 years of age

Time Commitment: Monthly

SAFE Farm Manager

Description: The SAFE Community Farm meets our communities need for accessible, inexpensive, and healthy produce. The manager plans, organizes, and coordinates activities in propagating, cultivating, and harvesting horticultural specialties. The farm manager provides fresh and healthy produce thus assisting in relieving the people in our community of the stress they undergo from not having easily accessible fresh produce. With the assistance of the farm manager, we will be able to have the produce already in the community!

When: Our SAFE Farm manager needs are immediate

Where: 1501 W. Lexington St, Baltimore, MD, 21223.

Individual or Group Opportunity: Individual

Age Requirement: At least 18 years of age

Time Commitment: 15-20 Hours weekly

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