SAVE has an incredible team of volunteers who help make the work we do possible. In the first few months of 2013 alone, direct service volunteers have contributed over 650 hours of their time working with victims of domestic violence. Right now, our direct service volunteer team is made up of 27 active members. Office interns have served nearly 150 hours since the beginning of the year. On average, a volunteer donates 4 – 6 hours of their time each week.
We currently have 7 hotline advocates, 16 shelter advocates, 3 court advocates, and 1 legal advocate. We also have four wonderful office interns, not including the direct service volunteers who work at the Community Office in addition to their time spent at the shelter. Our volunteer team reflects the diversity of the Bay Area in terms of culture, ethnicity, and age. Our volunteers speak many languages, including Tagalog, Japanese, Spanish, Urdu, Punjabi, Hindi, Farsi, and Mandarin.
SAVE Staff “High Fives” to Volunteers
What’s a high five?
A high five is our way of saying thank you to one another. Anyone can give anyone a high five for doing something outstanding, helpful, or for just generally being awesome.
Tina: “I’d like to say a great big THANK YOU to our office volunteers, especially those who return week after week to help us: Homaira, Ellen, Louise, and Andrea. They’re always so cheerful, willing to help, and dependable. Their efforts go a long way toward making our office run much more smoothly and makes a big difference with regard to our administrative task work load.”
Stan: “Homaira Yusufi has been an outstanding volunteer. She has been very consistent in coming, even when she got a job over the holidays she made sure that she still came in on her off days. She combines the two best qualities desirable in a data person – she is fast but yet accurate. SAVE is very lucky to have Homaira as a data entry volunteer.”
Thank you to all of our volunteers!