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Empower Domestic Violence Survivors
Make a difference. Become a volunteer at WOMAN, Inc.! WOMAN, Inc. is dedicated to empowering domestic violence survivors to create lives free of violence. Our ultimate goal is to abolish domestic violence by promoting a violence free society through advocacy, education, and public policy. We offer domestic violence survivors a 24-hour multilingual crisis line and culturally sensitive support programs.
WOMAN, Inc. greatly values our volunteers. As a feminist organization, we recognize the importance of peers helping peers within our community. Volunteers are not only an integral part of our agency, but an integral part of the anti-domestic violence movement as well. We have volunteer opportunities in: * 24 hour crisis line & In-person advocacy * Latina Program * Outreach & Community Education * Support Group Facilitation * Development & Fundraising * Administrative Support We are particularly in need of bilingual Spanish-speaking volunteers and volunteers with availability during business hours, though everyone is welcome to apply. People from LGBTQ communities are strongly encouraged to apply.
**Volunteers in the following programs are provided with a 40 hour domestic violence training covering the fundamentals of domestic violence, supporting survivors, peer counseling, safety planning, legal options and more. Volunteering within these programs also requires at least 2 hours of program specific training, and a commitment of 200 hours of volunteer work with the agency, the equivalent of one 4 hour shift each week for a year. Volunteers are encouraged to attend trainings in multiple programs. Some availability during business hours (Monday through Friday 9am-6pm) is desired.** Crisis line volunteers complete an additional 20 hours of observation before taking crisis line calls in which they provide peer counseling, safety planning, and appropriate referrals. They commit to one 4-hour shift on the line every week, and provide in-person support to survivors during walk-in hours (Monday through Friday 10am-4pm). Outreach volunteers provide domestic violence presentations for community members and organizations, create outreach materials and distribute them within the community, coordinate outreach efforts, assist with reporting and table at community events. Latina Program Volunteer opportunities include legal and medical accompaniment, fielding Spanish speaking crisis line calls and walk-in clients, client advocacy, peer counseling for clients on the therapy waiting list, Latina Program Consultation support, document translation, case note creation and reporting. Latina Program volunteers are also required to complete 20 hours of crisis line observation before providing direct services. Support Group Volunteers have been exceptional and have demonstrated reliability in a direct service position. Support group volunteers must complete a 10 hour support group facilitation training before working with therapy interns to facilitate groups. **Volunteers in the following programs are provided with an orientation and on-the-job training. These positions do not require the 40 hour training. The total hourly commitment can vary depending on the project and volunteer availability.** Development/Fundraising--Help to support our fundraising efforts by soliciting for donations, assisting with bulk mailings, data entry in SalesForce, planning and support of fundraising events ,including day-of logistics. Special Events--Help organize and advertise certain special events throughout the year, help with day-of logistics. Administrative Support--Assist staff with various tasks around the office, including: bulk mailings, copying, ordering supplies, filing, data entry, compiling statistical information, etc. Cleaning/Organizing--Helping keep our office in tip top shape, as well as other special projects.
No previous volunteer experience is necessary.
Volunteers are provided with an orientation, training, and ongoing education and support. Direct service volunteers are required to attend our 40 hour domestic violence training. Attendance at program specific trainings and 20 hours of observation on our crisis line are also required for any direct service positions. All volunteers who attend the 40 hour training are asked to commit to 200 hours of service over the course of one year (about one 4-hour shift per week).
* Peer counseling * Advocacy * Knowledge of local resources * Safety Planning * Public speaking * Group Facilitation * Understanding of the experiences of survivors of domestic violence, what legal and support options exist for survivors * Join a community of advocates!