There are many ways to
get involved with Womankind.
How will you make
a difference today?
Listed below are information to the opportunities we have available.
Heal and Advocate
Provide emotional support, information and referrals, and safety planning to hotline callers, opening the door to critical services. Hotline Advocates are often the first point of contact for people accessing our services. Completion of NYAWC’s hotline training and a minimum commitment of 4 hours/week for 6 months is required.
2Residential Coverage Volunteers
Play a critical role in in NYAWC’s residential operations and programming. Coverage duties include screening and greeting visitors, checking in with residents and providing resources as needed, ensuring the safety of the facility, and providing crisis management.
Support violence survivors in overcoming barriers to service by providing emotional support, transportation assistance, and advocacy to legal, medical, and public assistance appointments.
Be a Positive Role Model
Provide a supportive environment for children living in NYAWC’s residences to allow parents to attend to critical appointments and participate in programming. Through supervision and mentorship, childcare volunteers learn specific therapeutic techniques for working with families who have experienced trauma. A 2 hours/week commitment for 3 months is required.
2Drawing and Truth (DAT) Mentors
Support youths’ healing by developing consistent, positive relationships and planning and implementing creative, strengths-based workshops. A commitment to attending the program on Saturdays for approximately 30 weeks from October – June is required
3STAR Program Outreach Volunteers
Suupport outreach for the STAR program which provides counseling to youth who have experienced trauma and helps bridge the gap between parents and children that may stem from discord within the home. Other key responsibilities will include recruitment, presentations and workshops, and interpretation/translation.
4Summer Field-trips Volunteers
Summer Field-trip Coordinators plan and coordinate weekly recreational activities for children and youth affected by trauma. Trips take place on weekdays in July and August. Summer Field-trip Chaperones accompany children and youth on weekly field-trips. Trips take place on weekdays in July and August. A 4 hour/week commitment in July and August is required.
Educate and Raise Awareness
Increase public awareness about domestic violence, human trafficking, sexual assault, and services available to survivors. Activities may include tabling at community events, participating in campaigns, and creating educational materials.
Plan and Execute Events
1Special Events Volunteers
Help plan, publicize, and execute a variety of NYAWC events throughout the year, including fundraisers, awareness programs, conferences, and events for adults and children affected by violence.
Promote Language Justice
Facilitate communication among violence survivors, community members, and service providers. Interpreters may choose from a variety of interpretation settings, including legal clinics, presentations, support groups, wellness programming, counseling sessions, and more.
Increase survivors’ access to critical services by translating legal documents, letters, and forms that are relevant to their cases. In addition, they increase awareness about violence and available services to individuals with limited English proficiency by translating outreach and educational materials.
Provide Administrative Support
Greet and direct guests visiting NYAWC’s headquarters and provide operations support. Volunteers in this role have the opportunity to gain insight into several aspects of nonprofit operations and to contribute to a variety of projects.
Support NYAWC’s programming by providing clerical and research support to programs.
Share Your Expertise
In addition to the opportunities listed above, volunteers are welcome to share their skills and expertise with NYAWC. Past skills-based volunteer projects have included graphic design, videography, yoga class instruction, self-defense workshop instruction and more.
Join Our YPB
1Young Professionals Board (YPB)
The YPB is a group dedicated to supporting the ever increasing fundraising and volunteer needs of WOMANKIND. Members benefit by taking part in hands-on volunteer opportunities, serving in a leadership capacity, or through the various networking opportunities the organization provides.