INTERESTED IN BECOMING A VOLUNTEER?
At Women In Distress, we have many different types of ways to volunteer and provide much-needed support and services to our center and community. Below are the different types of volunteer opportunities available with their description and requirements.
Volunteers are an important part of the Women In Distress team. They play an important role in helping to keep families safe as they rebuild their violence-free lives.
If you are interested in volunteering with Women In Distress, please complete our Volunteer Application below:
Also, please provide three references using the Volunteer Reference Form below:
Upon receiving your application and references, we will contact you via email to set up an interview. In the meantime, if you have any questions, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note: All volunteer opportunities require a background check and agency training.
Direct Service Volunteers
Our Direct Service Volunteers are volunteers that have obtained clearance through our 30-hour Core Competency training to work directly with our participants in our center. Volunteer areas include assisting our advocates with updating participant files; supervising children in our Respite program while mom or dad meets with an advocate; and more.
Please note: direct service volunteer opportunities require a commitment of 3 hours/week for at least 6 months, a 3-hour volunteer orientation plus the 30 hour Core Competency training, and background checks.
Indirect Service Volunteers
Our Indirect Service Volunteers are volunteers that have gone through our orientation and background checks and are able to assist the agency in important tasks that do not involve survivors. Volunteer areas include helping at our Thrift Store; assisting with agency events; administrative tasks; putting together welcome baskets for our survivors; and more.
- Must be at least 18 years of age or older.
- Submit a volunteer application and 3 references
- Complete a background check and all requisite training.
ADDITIONAL VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
Provide a Professional Service
Would you like to provide a service such as salon, spa, or makeover services, financial literacy, tutoring, Dress for Success, and/or interviewing skills, etc. Contact email@example.com
Interested in volunteering with a group? There are several ways you can contribute and help our families, including hosting activities for families and children, cleaning & facility maintenance, Thrift Store operations, and more.