Become a Womankind Volunteer in 6 Steps
Learn More: Volunteering at Womankind
This 30-minute virtual information session will cover the onboarding process, current volunteer opportunities, and provide space for any specific questions you may have before applying. While it is not required for you to attend an information session meeting, it is recommended prior to submitting an application.
Individual Volunteer Opportunities
An * indicates the position is closed for recruitment
Heal and Advocate
Provide emotional support, information and referrals, and safety planning to those calling Womankind's helpline. Helpline Supporters are often the first point of contact for people accessing our services. Schedule: Completion of Womankind's helpline training and a minimum commitment of 4 hours/week for 6 months are required. Volunteers must have flexibility during office hours, M-F, 9 a.m-7 p.m.
2Residential Coverage Volunteers*
Play a critical role in in Womankind'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. Completion of residential orientation required.
Support violence survivors in overcoming barriers to services by providing emotional support, transportation assistance, and advocacy for legal, medical, and public assistance appointments. Become a VCAP (Volunteer Client Ally Program) volunteer. Schedule: Must be available during office hours, M-F, 9 a.m-5 p.m.
4Support Group Volunteers
Assist and support Womankind staff with various support groups that take place at our community offices, including wellness groups, art-based groups, or skills-based groups like our sewing group. Schedule: Generally in the morning or early afternoon hours, M-F.
Be a Positive Role Model
Provide a supportive environment for children living in Womankind’s emergency residences and in our community offices 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. Schedule: 2 hours/week commitment for 3 months is required. Shifts typically take place M-F 9 a.m.-7 p.m. or Saturdays 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
2Drawing and Truth (DAT) Mentors*
DAT is a mentorship group for teens 13 – 18 years of age. Support youths’ healing by developing consistent, positive relationships and planning and implementing creative, strengths-based workshops. More information here. Schedule: 4 hours/week commitment on Saturdays for approximately 30 weeks from October-June is required.
3Summer Field Trip Volunteers*
Summer field trip coordinators plan and coordinate weekly recreational activities for children and youth affected by trauma. Summer field trip chaperones accompany children and youth on weekly field trips. Schedule: Trips take place on weekdays in July and August. 4 hours/week commitment in July and August is required.
Tutors are requested on an ad hoc basis according to expressed needs of the children in our programs. Location, times, frequency, subjects, and other details will be dependent on the client. Check back for updated needs.
Promote Language Justice
1Volunteer Interpreters (Spoken)
Facilitate communication among 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. Schedule: Requests are generally during office hours, M-F 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
2Volunteer Translators (Written)
Increase survivors’ access to critical services by translating legal documents, letters, and forms that are relevant to their cases. In addition, increase awareness about violence and available services to individuals with limited English proficiency by translating outreach and educational materials. Schedule: Flexible. Volunteers may translate documents remotely.
Empower survivors by giving them a platform to learn, practice, and enhance their English abilities. ESL volunteers are utilized in various settings at Womankind, ranging from one-on-one to group settings. Formal training in English language instruction is preferred but not required.
Provide Administrative Support
Support Womankind’s administration and programming by providing clerical, administrative, operations and research support to programs across the organization. Volunteers in this role have the opportunity to gain insight into several aspects of nonprofit operations and to contribute to a variety of projects.v Schedule: During office hours, M – F 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
Share Your Expertise
Share your special skills and expertise with Womankind. Past skills-based volunteer projects have included graphic design, videography, yoga class instruction, self-defense workshop instruction and more. Contact us for current needs.
Group Volunteer Opportunities
Through volunteering with Womankind, members of your organization can grow and learn while making a positive community impact. Some examples of opportunities for your team to get involved with Womankind are listed below. To learn more or explore opportunities to create a customized project for your team, please contact us.
1Host an In-Kind Donation Drive
Coordinate donation drives to support Womankind's clients, many of whom need assistance with obtaining items that are critical to sustaining themselves and their families, such as food, diapers, strollers, and professional clothing.
Fundraise for Womankind to sustain critical programs for survivors and their children. Womankind can also support your group with organizing your own fundraising event or campaign to support programs.
Raise awareness about domestic violence, human trafficking, and sexual violence and Womankind’s programs by participating in a march or rally, hosting a workshop or training, or distributing outreach and community education materials. Womankind’s work would not be possible without the help of community members in raising awareness about gender-based violence and critical services for survivors.
4Beautify Womankind Spaces
Help keep Womankind’s facilities safe and welcoming for clients by assisting with painting, cleaning, and repairing of office spaces and Rose House and Peace House, our emergency residences.
5Plant and Maintain Gardens
Assist in the creation and maintenance of community gardens in our emergency homes. In addition to cultivating connections among residents and volunteers, this project can increase clients’ knowledge of gardening and nutrition.