Individual volunteers help support our staff, Advocates and organization! We have two types of volunteer opportunities available for individuals. Indirect Service volunteers help maintain our organization with administrative and logistical support, while Direct Service volunteers help by working directly with clients and programming staff. Both require an interview and a background check. All volunteers must be over the age of 18.

Indirect Services

Indirect Service volunteers assist in day-to-day projects inside and out at TWC.

  • Food Pantry & Donation Sorting: Organize and check expiration dates of all donations and put them away.
  • Gardening & Yard Maintenance: Maintain our gardens and outdoor spaces.
  • Maintenance & Cleaning: Assist in deep cleaning & small maintenance projects within our main building and transitional living units.
  • Administrative Assistance: Help with clerical tasks and large mailings.
  • Special Events: Provide support at our fundraisers, events, or workshops.
  • Donation Pickups & Drop-offs: Transport donations to and from The Women’s Center (vehicle required).

Direct Services

Direct Service volunteers support Advocates and clients through a variety of our programming. These volunteer positions require a minimum commitment of six months, Advocacy Training, and fingerprint background checks.

  • Hotline & Shelter Support: Assist Advocates and clients in the shelter and answer the 24-Hour Hotline.
  • Childcare: Provide childcare or respite for clients who are in advocacy meetings or when staying in our residential programs.
  • On-Call Advocacy: Provide after-hours advocacy to the Waukesha County Rape Crisis Response at ten local hospitals for victims of sexual assault and domestic violence (must reside in Waukesha County).
  • Reception: Manage activities at the front desk, including answering phones, doors, and assisting clients and visitors.

To start the process of becoming a volunteer you must complete our online application. Once we have reviewed your application, Alex, our Volunteer Coordinator will reach out to you with the next steps.

If you have any questions, please contact Alex by email at alexandral@twcwaukesha.org or by phone at 262.522.3845.