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Volunteers and interns play a big role in supporting our mission and day-to-day operations by giving their time and talents. Check out our current opportunities for ideas in getting started with us!


Thank you for your interest in getting involved with our agency! Volunteers are the lifeblood of our organization. Here is an overview of available opportunities and how to get started:



Once you’ve filled out your application, submit it by email to or drop it off at our main office during normal business hours at 850 N 4th St, Coeur d’Alene.


From there, a volunteer coordinator will follow up and invite you to an interview. Volunteers/Interns who are selected for direct client opportunities, or for positions in which contact with survivors in the community is likely, must complete our 20-hour Crisis Intervention Training (CIT).


Please see the linked document for a full description of these volunteer positions:

  • Hospital Response

  • Front Office Support

  • Community Engagement & Event Support

  • Preventative Education Support

  • Administrative Projects

  • Fundraising Projects

  • Media Projects: Graphics, Photography, Video



Internship opportunities may include a wide range of direct client work that can be tailored to a student's educational needs and professional development.


Safe Passage supports survivors of sexual and domestic violence in many capacities and places which include, but are not limited to the emergency department, detention facilities, the courts, local schools, our safe shelter, Children's Advocacy Center, and main office location.


Our work centers around empowering those we serve by providing information and options, enhancing safety, and increasing autonomy and choice for survivors. We create a non-judgmental space where advocates work in partnership with clients.

*Please include a cover letter and resume with your application.


Businesses and groups can coordinate with us to volunteer for a variety of short-term projects to help Safe Passage. Email us at if your business or organization is interested in group volunteer projects with Safe Passage. Businesses and groups are offered opportunities as they arise!

Let us know if your business or group would like to host a fundraising effort, a community engagement event, or a project to benefit Safe Passage! Fill out our Let us know about your event or project! ( or email  

A Safe Passage representative will contact you and support any needs you have.



During the holidays:

Adopt a Family: This is an annual program where donor volunteers help meet the needs of our client families during the holiday season. We pair volunteers with a family and provide them with their holiday wish list.   Information on how to participate is available in October.  

Giving Trees: Donor volunteers can stop by our office and participating businesses to take tags off our Giving Trees to shop for. Information on how to participate is available in October. 


Gift Cards: If there is not enough time to shop, gift cards in small denominations are always wonderful for gas, groceries, taxi rides, and other small items.


Thank you so much for your continued support of our survivors and their families!

Safe Passage Board of Directors

If you have leadership skills that could benefit Safe Passage,
we welcome you to apply for board memberships as
positions come available. For more information,
contact CEO Sally Winn at

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