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When you volunteer, you become part of the movement to end domestic abuse, sexual assault, child abuse, and trafficking.

We welcome volunteers with diverse backgrounds and a passion for social change! All on-going volunteers must be 18 years old.

Advocate Training

We invite all volunteers to join us for Advocate Training, a five-part series providing education on the realities of domestic and sexual violence, and allows participants to become a volunteer working directly with survivors and their children. There is no cost to attend and light refreshments will be provided.

Please plan to attend all of the following sessions from 5:30 – 9 pm:

  • Tuesday, May 5
  • Thursday, May 7
  • Tuesday, May 12
  • Thursday, May 14
  • Tuesday, May 19

Register for Advocate Training by completing our Volunteer Application Form by April 27 and return it to us via email or mail to:
The Women’s Center
Attn: Maria Steinert
505 N. East Ave.
Waukesha, WI  53186

Becoming a Volunteer

To get started, fill out our Volunteer Application Form and submit it to us via email or mail to:
The Women’s Center
Attn: Maria Steinert
505 N. East Ave.
Waukesha, WI  53186

We have many volunteer opportunities available at The Women’s Center, including:

  • 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.
  • On-Call Advocates: Provide after-hours advocacy and emergency transportation for victims of sexual assault and domestic violence.
  • Gentle Men: Serve as a positive, gentle male role model to children who have experienced violence in their homes.
  • Childcare: Provide on-site childcare for clients using The Women’s Center’s services.
  • Front Desk: Manage activities at the front desk, including answering phones and assisting clients and visitors.
  • Building and grounds maintenance: Assist with upkeep and repair of our facilities and garden.
  • Donation sorting: Organizing and storing nonperishable food and in-kind donations.
  • Fundraising: Assist with the fundraising initiatives of the Development Department. Includes the opportunity to help plan annual special events.

If you have any questions about volunteering, or for more information about volunteer roles or training, contact us at 262.522.3845 or email.

Please note: The Women’s Center does not allow court mandated community service. Reference and background checks (both criminal and caregiver) are completed for all volunteers.

Internship Opportunities

To be considered for an internship, please fill out the Internship Application and include your resume and internship program details.

Please email your application, resume and program information by the following dates to be considered for an internship:

  • Winter/Spring: Due October 1 (Applicants will be notified by October 15; internship starts with January Advocate Training*)
  • Summer: Due March 1 (Applicants will be notified by March 15; internship starts with May Advocate Training*)
  • Fall: Due June 1 (Applicants will be notified by June 15; internship starts with September Advocate Training*)

*Interns must go through Advocate Training (5 session, 20 hours) for general knowledge base, at the start of the internship.

Summary: Undergraduate internships are offered year round. They are designed for students who are interested in learning about the full scope of our agency and include duties such as donation sorting, client childcare, front desk support, and clerical/administrative tasks.

Please note: We do not offer master level internships.

Thank you!