Before applying for an individual volunteer opportunity please review our volunteer eligibility requirements. Note: All volunteers on-site must be at least 18 years of age.
Individual Volunteer Opportunities
Violence Prevention Educator
Women’s Advocates is committed to addressing violence where we live, learn, work, and gather. Support us by giving monthly presentations in the community to raise awareness of domestic violence. Training will be provided.
- Complete official 10 hour training with Education and Outreach Coordinator
- Complete official on-boarding process with Education and Outreach Coordinator
- Complete a background check
- Must have access to a laptop
- Must have a driver’s license and access to your own vehicle and/or be able to efficiently navigate Metro Transit
- Flexible, must provide an average of 2 presentations in the community a month
*Click here to read the official volunteer position description and to view the application form. Applications for Spring 2020 cohort are now closed. Check back in Summer 2020!
We pride ourselves on being a clean and welcoming place for women and their children. Our facilities team keeps our facility in top shape, however special, specific cleaning, organizing, grounds keeping, or maintenance needs arise – this is where the helping hands of the community are needed.
A good eye for cleanliness, ability to bend, reach high, and kneel, and comfortable with cleaning products
Once a week or bi-weekly schedule, daytime M-F for 2-3 hours
Part of the programming offered by Women’s Advocates is child care while mothers are busy working towards their goals and attending support groups. We seek volunteers to assist our staff during the busiest Children’s Program hour.
Good with children, flexible & positive attitude
M-F mornings from 8:30-10:15, inquire for current needs
Social Media Volunteer
Women’s Advocates needs the help of a volunteer to generate educational information to share on our various social media platforms: Instagram (@womensadvocates), Facebook (@wadvocates), Twitter (@womensadvocates), and our website. This volunteer would research important topics related to domestic violence and generate post ideas to send to the Education and Outreach Coordinator, who will then review and publish the content onto the appropriate site.
Posts include photos, graphics, news articles, resources, statistics and more that involve self-advocacy, dismantling myths about DV, sharing stories of survivors, sharing the work individuals are doing to uplift other women, historical information about Women’s Advocates and the movement against gender based/intimate partner violence, and raising awareness about various DV topics. We are also specifically seeking volunteers that would represent a voice that would otherwise be marginalized, silenced by mainstream sources, or pushed aside by the current dominant voices in this field.
*For those with advanced knowledge on DV, opportunities for guest blog posts and supplemental educational materials for schools, businesses, and community organizations are available upon inquiry.
Be a quick learner, have a solid understanding of social media, have excellent written communication skills, and be able to submit information in a timely manner
Flexible, inquire for current needs, can be done at home and all communication can be done through email
Our Children’s Program holds group activities for all ages of children staying at our shelter, including educational and experiential activities. We seek volunteers who work in varied industries to show our kids different career paths. You can bring your colleagues, props, and even information to leave behind about how to prepare for your career.
Works well with children, comfortable in an informal presenting environment
A one-time 30-minute presentation
Women’s Advocates needs the help of a volunteer spokesperson to accompany our staff at corporate, university, and community information fairs. A volunteer spokesperson would attend these information fairs solo or with a Women’s Advocates staff member, provide helpful marketing materials to passers-by, and share basic information about our program to inquirers.
Be a quick learner, have excellent communication skills, able to stand for 1-2 hours
Varies, as scheduled, inquire for current needs