Volunteer Program

A Safe Place

Contribute to Our Cause

Our volunteer program helps prepare individuals who are willing to contribute their time in the shelter and/or in our community fundraising events. Volunteers are trained and supported in their endeavors by our staff.

Volunteer Training

Our volunteer training includes workshops on family violence that help raise volunteers’ awareness on this topic and increase volunteers’ knowledge on the issue. Our workshops assist volunteers in understanding women affected by family violence and prepare them to serve women better.

Areas to Volunteer

Our volunteers may choose the area that they would like to work in:

  • In the shelter – helping with meal preparation.
  • Outside the shelter – in fundraising or special events.

Fundraising Events

Under the direction of the Volunteer and Special Events Coordinator, A Safe Place holds a variety of significant fundraisers. These events are staffed by a dedicated team of volunteers who contribute to their success.

Our fundraising events, along with many community spearheaded events, include the following:

  • The Tree of Hope: The Sherwood Park Mall sponsors this event over the Christmas season. With any donation amount, a decoration is hung on the Tree of Hope, symbolizing community support for abused women and their children. 
  • Mother’s Day Basket: From September until Mother’s Day, we sell tickets for a basket packed with goodies and gift certificates valued at $2,000. Tickets are available for $2.50 at various locations including Greenland Garden Center, Sherwood Park Mall, & Sherwood Park and Fort Saskatchewan Trade Fairs. Please see our Facebook page for current locations of ticket sales.

  • Break-A-Thon: Valley Taekwondo in Sherwood Park sponsors this  event using the slogan “Make the Break against family violence.” Participants work together to collect pledges and participate in this action packed evening of fun and exercise.
  • Greenland Garden Centre Events: This business has selected A Safe Place as their designated charity of choice. Each year, the Greenland Garden Centre offers various events such as: The Harvest Gathering, Annual Fashion Show and more all in support of A Safe Place.
  • Some Bunny Loves Me: Just in time for Easter, Country Nuts Photography offers digital pictures of your little and big ones with live bunnies.

For more information on this program, please contact our Volunteer and Special Events Coordinator at (780) 449-2581.