Several times a week, we conduct street outreach, which involves volunteers going to areas of town frequented by homeless women and sex-trafficking victims to distribute information and supplies.
However, the volunteer's main job is deceptively simple — to talk. We chat with the women — who are referred to as “clients” — about the weather, local news or just about anything else. We talk to them like they are friends or neighbors. Because that is exactly what they are.
If volunteers are interested in areas besides outreach, they can choose how they want to help. They can pick from a wide variety of jobs, including street outreach, online research, and investigations. We encourage our volunteers to let us know if there is a skill they want to learn or a gift they want to share.
Our volunteers can give as much or as little time as they want. Many of the jobs — other than street outreach — can be done when it best fits into the volunteer’s schedule.
If you are interested in volunteering, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Street Safe New Mexico is a 501(c)3 nonprofit that relies completely on the generous donations of others