1) When did you first get involved with W.O.M.A.N., Inc.? I first got involved with W.O.M.A.N., Inc. in July 2014, when I attended the 40-hour training in working with domestic violence survivors co-hosted by W.O.M.A.N., Inc. and The Riley Center. I had been looking to gain experience as a phone-line counselor as a way to determine … Continue reading Volunteer Appreciation Week Spotlight: Erica Meurk
1) When did you first get involved with W.O.M.A.N., Inc.? I submitted my application to become a crisis line volunteer in Fall 2014. Shortly there after I began the 40 hour training and began my first crisis line shift in December. 2) What inspired you to do anti-violence work? Unfortunately, there are way too many … Continue reading Volunteer Appreciation Week Spotlight: Aida Hurtado
1) When did you first get involved with W.O.M.A.N., Inc.? I became involved with W.O.M.A.N., Inc. in October 2011, for their Fall 40 hour training. 2) What inspired you to do anti-violence work? I was first exposed to anti-domestic violence work during my undergraduate years at San Diego State University. As a member of Alpha Phi Gamma Sorority, … Continue reading Volunteer Spotlight Revisited: Jaymie Frazier
When did you first get involved with W.O.M.A.N., Inc.? I became involved with W.O.M.A.N., Inc. summer of 2012. What inspired you to do anti-violence work? As a little girl I knew I loved helping others in need. When I started to get involved with anti-violence work it was such a rewarding feeling to help those in … Continue reading Volunteer Spotlight Revisited: Stephanie Colorado
Lucy Chen came on board at W.O.M.A.N., Inc. in January of this year, initially supporting our team via administrative and social media projects. She participated in our Survivor Advocate training, graduating in March and shortly after became actively involved with our crisis line and Latina program. Lucy has put her Spanish speaking skills to great use … Continue reading W.O.M.A.N., Inc. Volunteer Spotlight–Lucy Chen
New GreatNonprofits.org Award is Based on Positive Online Reviews W.O.M.A.N., Inc. announced today that it has been honored with a prestigious 2013 Top-Rated Award by GreatNonprofits, the leading provider of user reviews about nonprofit organizations. While the Top-Rated Awards run through the end of October, our agency was part of the inaugural group to qualify … Continue reading W.O.M.A.N., Inc. Honored as 2013 Top-Rated Nonprofit!
For many years, our volunteer program was focused on a few key opportunities: working on our 24-hour crisis line, with our children’s program, and in our outreach program. These opportunities continue to be central to our work in that the crisis line is often the first point of contact for survivors. Volunteers working on the … Continue reading The W.O.M.A.N., Inc. Volunteer Experience: Survivor Support Volunteers