Safe Families for Children

New York City

Volunteer Application

Click on the volunteer role to submit an application:

*Select region in the drop down box as “New York City, NY”

Family Coach: Coordinates the team to make sure that the child, parent, and Family Friends have all necessary resources to thrive. The coach can delegate any needs to the Family Friends.

Family Friend: Befriends and supports parent and/or child by offering services such as babysitting, transportation, mentoring, help connecting with local resources, help with job or housing searches, and other friend-like support.

Resource Friend: Provides direct services such as medical/dental care or counseling OR collect and deliver goods such as diapers, formula, baby items, or furniture. 

Behind-the-Scenes Support: Support the mission by helping in areas such as admin, graphic design, or communications. Help with church or agency engagement, legislative advocacy, or fundraising. We rely on volunteers for all of these areas! Email to inquire.


Getting started is easy! Here’s how to get involved:

  1. Fill Out an Application

On the application you will need to provide email contact information for 3 references (1 Pastor and 2 Friends), and we will follow up with them directly.

2. Watch the Online Training on the Community Hub

Create a new account and watch the “Family Friend Mentoring (without hosting)” training (2  1/2 hours total). Contact a staff member or your church’s Ministry Lead for the Enrollment Key.

3. Complete Background Checks

Volunteers submit a Child Abuse Registry clearance and NY State and FBI Fingerprinting.

For an overview of the Approval Process for Volunteers, visit here.