Volunteer

On-Site Volunteer Opportunities

Please fill out the online Volunteer Application form or email the completed PDF version to begin volunteering. Once received, the Volunteer Coordinator will reach out to set up an interview to discuss our volunteer program and next steps.

Some of the below roles in our volunteer program allow you to get more comfortable with our site. Volunteer Training is not required for these, but you are still required to go through the interview and background checks before being able to begin volunteering.

  • Building and grounds maintenance: Assist with upkeep and repair of our facilities.
  • Gardening: Help maintain our gardens and flower beds.
  • Donation sorting: Organizing and storing nonperishable food and in-kind donations.

When volunteers want to gain more insight into the day-to-day and client-facing activities of The Women’s Center, they can sign up to volunteer in the below roles. Volunteers must complete Volunteer Training and have a minimum time commitment of six months. Volunteers in these positions receive additional training specific to the desired role. If you decide this is what you enjoy, you are welcome to stay in these volunteer roles. If you decide you would like to become engaged in more direct service opportunities, you will work with the Volunteer Coordinator to transition to On-Call Advocacy.

  • Administration: Assist with clerical duties, like data entry and research. Includes the opportunity to help plan annual special events.
  • Hotline/Shelter Support: Answer the 24-Hour Hotline and provide support and information to callers; attend to the needs of clients residing in shelter and assist shelter staff with various duties.
  • Front Desk: Manage activities at the front desk, including answering phones and assisting clients and visitors; daytime availability required.

Volunteers interested in the On-Call Advocate position or Childcare will need to complete the volunteer application process, Volunteer Training, and then receive the additional training for this position. They do not have to engage in the additional step of administrative support or donation sorting roles.

  • On-Call Advocate: Provide after-hours advocacy and emergency transportation for victims of sexual assault and domestic violence.
  • Childcare: Serve as a positive role model to children who have experienced violence in their home. This role assists in providing childcare for clients who are using the services of The Women’s Center.

If you have any questions about our volunteering, please contact Alex, our Volunteer Coordinator, by email or leave a voicemail at 262.522.3845.

Volunteer & Advocate Training 

We invite all volunteers to join us for Advocate Training, a four-part series providing education on the realities of domestic and sexual violence. Completion of this training allows participants to become a volunteer working directly with survivors and their children. There is no cost to attend. To inquire about attending or to learn more, contact our Volunteer Coordinator via email or fill out our Volunteer Application. 

If you are interested in learning more about the work we do at The Women’s Center, please visit our Community Education & Violence Prevention page and sign up for a presentation or training session.