Volunteer with Safebow
Safebow is a grassroots organization powered by passionate volunteers.
Interested in volunteering? We’d love to welcome you on board our team.
As a Safebow volunteer, you will gain access to a warm and welcoming community made up of lovely humans from around the world. No experience is necessary as you will be offered training for your role, as well as plenty of resources to guide you. We know that getting involved in a war can be difficult to process, so we have regular mental health check-in sessions, and a mental health support team available for you as a volunteer.
We work online from all over the world, using Discord as our centre of operations. Our main language of communication is English, however, our team is multilingual so fluency is not a requirement.
But what we’re really proud of at Safebow is the diverse group of humans that we are; disabled, LGBTQ+, neurodivergent, and BIPOC people across all ages and many nationalities make up the majority of our crew. You can expect to work with welcoming and understanding people with the same goal as you: to help everyone.
Read more below about the different roles to see where you fit in!
Ready to join us?
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If your organisation is interested in providing resources such as accommodation, transport, medications, legal, or other services that you think might benefit those evacuating Ukraine, please get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org with your proposal.
Case Manager 💼
As a case manager, you would become the primary point of contact for the people who have asked for help from Safebow. You would become part of a regional taskforce, so that you can get to know the resources available in your area, and collaborate with other case managers working in the same zones. Case managers usually work in pairs.
Most people ask for help with evacuating, so with the assistance of the research team, you would arrange transport, accommodation, food, or whatever other assistance might be necessary. We aim to help every person who comes to us, no matter their situation or needs, so sometimes creative thinking is needed!
This is a good role for problem solvers and those with an empathetic understanding of the difficult situations that those who reach out to us for help, find themselves in.
As a researcher, you would assist in finding valuable resources that our case managers can use. We divide research into geographical areas or topics, so that you can become an expert in this area. This includes zones both in Ukraine, and outside of Ukraine where those who have left are headed.
This is a great role for anyone who prides themselves on being a bit of an internet sleuth. It will involve scouring Facebook groups, Twitter, and the news, with a keen eye to discern between genuine and fake information.
This research is essential in keeping our team up to date on the latest movements in the war, alongside much-needed information on food, transport, and accommodation resources for those on the ground.
As a translator, you would help the case managers and the researchers with any language understanding issues there might be. You could assist across a variety of tasks, whether that’s researching resources available in a specific language, calling drivers, or to chat with cases who need to hear a friendly voice.
The languages we need most are Ukrainian and Russian, but Polish, Romanian, French, German, Portugese and more are widely needed as well. These languages are useful both when working to settle those who have left Ukraine abroad, alongside helping foreign nationals who are also in or trying to leave Ukraine.
The majority of our work internally is conducted in English.
Mental Health Professional 🧠
Are you a qualified mental health professional who would like to donate some time for people in need? By volunteering with us, you could offer support both to our cases and our volunteers. Case managers might reach out to you for help with a particularly difficult case, or for mental health support for themselves. You would also coordinate as a group to offer online mental health spaces.
We welcome volunteering from all mental health professionals, but especially those with experience in trauma care, LGBTQ+ care, and BIPOC care, in all languages.
As a member of the fundraising team, you will organize campaigns or events to solicit donations. You’ll put your organizational and communication skills to use contacting potential donors, researching grant opportunities and writing grant proposals. Experience is a definite plus in this role but if you’ve got enthusiasm and a desire to learn, we will do our best to support you.
Social Media Manager 📱
We need help running our Instagram, Facebook and Twitter profiles. Are you interested finding ideas for posts and stories on a regular basis? Writing the content and captions for our posts? Analyzing stats to see what is working and what doesn’t? Interacting with other accounts on social media? You will work closely with our Content Creator, who will create the visuals, organize the content, and offer assistance where needed.
Have a particular skill set? Perhaps you’re a lawyer, a logistician, or know how to transport animals. We need you! This war has uncovered the diverse needs of an entire population, and our ethos of no person or pet left behind means we need all of the help we can get!