Our volunteer/intern program accepts applications on a rolling basis. We accept new interns in May, July, and December for the upcoming Semesters – Summer, Fall, and Spring. Please review the volunteer/internships pathways below and submit your application now for consideration.

Volunteers and Interns serve a big role in our programs. We rely on volunteers/interns to help us deliver high quality, trauma informed programs and care to survivors of abuse.

Our program seeks students and individuals who are seeking to increase and enhance their experience in providing services to people who have experienced trauma.

Eligibility for our program:

  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • Demonstrate experience or ability to work with people in crisis and ability to show sensitivity to the issue of exposure to trauma
  • Agree to be interviewed
  • Successfully complete the background process
  • Agree to work at least 16 hours per month (including at least one full 8 hour day)
  • Attend an in-person orientation meeting
  • Agree to follow the policies, procedures and operations manual for the FJC

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Please note: The SAFE Family Justice Centers recognize and appreciate that many survivors of domestic violence wish to give something back by volunteering in this area. We welcome all applications. However, for the health and safety of our volunteers, clients, and staff, we ask that anyone wishing to volunteer be out of a violent relationship for at least two years at the time of submitting their application.


Victim Advocate Internship


Time Commitment:

6-month minimum with at least one 8-hour day per week
Interns will shadow victim advocates, learn safety planning, triage client crises, and resource/referral management, document client contacts, screen client intakes via phone and in-person, and attend SAFE Family Justice Centers’ 40-hour Domestic Violence training to become Certified Domestic Violence Counselors.

*Typically preferred by Social Work students or those looking for more than 120 service hours*

PAL Mentor Internship/Volunteer


Time Commitment:

1 year minimum with evenings and some weekends.
Mentors for our Police Activities League (PAL) will assist with facilitating SAFE Family Justice Centers’ youth groups, fostering mentor relationships with kids and teens aged 5-18 years old. Volunteers in this role will get the opportunity to encourage the development of strength, courage, confidence, honesty, and communication skills emboldening the future generation to grow as respectful leaders and connected allies in their communities.

Project-Based Internship/Volunteer


Time Commitment:

minimum of 32 hours per month.
Social Media: Assist with running SAFE Family Justice Centers’ social media profiles – SAFE FJC and Riverside County PAL. Content creation for social media campaigns and Cause Months e.g., Domestic Violence Awareness Month, Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month, etc. Familiarity with Canva is a plus.

Data: Assist advocates with data entry, data analysis, trends, surveys, and policy/project research to help the SAFE Family Justice Centers improve services for clients.

Newsletters: Assist with graphic design and journalism for monthly newsletters to help foster community relationships and donor engagement.

Organization/Decor: Assist with organization of offices, transporting office/outreach supplies between office and storage, and decorating for events and holidays.

Event-Based Volunteer


Time Commitment:

as needed; no minimum
Volunteers will assist with corporate, community, and holiday outreach events by setting up and breaking down events, tabling, and engaging with the public to foster community relationships and donor engagement.

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