The Volunteer Program is an essential part of W.O.M.A.N., Inc. and our efforts to end domestic violence. Since we are a grassroots organization, volunteers have always supported many of the services that we provide to survivors and the work that we do to educate our communities. Today, volunteers are engaged in almost every area of the organization, helping with our 24-hour Support Line, Drop-in support hours, Latina Program, Children’s Program, Outreach & Community Education, Language Support Advocate pool, Support Group Facilitation, Development & Fundraising, Events, Administrative Support, Database Management, Social Media, and Program Support.
Volunteers enter this work for many reasons–to help provide safe spaces for healing, to empower their community members, to learn about and end oppression in its various forms, and to explore careers in social work and counseling. Many of our volunteers participate in our 40-hour domestic violence training and commit to direct service roles with W.O.M.A.N., Inc. for at least a year. We are lucky in that so many of our volunteers have stayed with us beyond this commitment and throughout much transition. Three of our current core staff even started as volunteers!
We are so grateful to work alongside a diverse and dedicated pool of 55+ volunteers, and hope to continue growing this community together!