Womenspace is always in need of volunteers to help with the children and youth program, 24-hour crisis line, emergency shelter, front desk and in-kind donations, as well as outreach and tabling activities. Please click on the following links to let us know how you might like to help:
Do you love talking to people? Do you like the idea of representing Womenspace to the public? Do you enjoy educating others? Then this might be a great position for you! Join Womenspace’s Education and Outreach Team and attend events in the community with Womenspace staff.
Womenspace does outreach and education throughout Lane County such as Pleasant Hill, Cottage Grove, Veneta, Creswell, Mapleton, and others. We do outreach in a wide variety of settings, including community centers, parks, and schools. We setup tables with activities and engage the public about services Womenspace offers. Tasks include helping setup and take down booth/tables/activities, talk about Womenspace services and educate the public on Intimate Partner Violence.
Commitment is approximately 5 – 10 hours per month. Schedule is determined monthly, based on your availability.
Come help us get the word out on Womenspace services and educate communities in Lane County.
Love to play with kids?
Come volunteer with the Womenspace Youth Program. Volunteers provide respite and help create a safe, calm and comforting space for children and youth who have been affected by domestic violence.
Volunteers get the opportunity to teach children and youth important life skills, promote non-violent communication and play, be healthy role models, and let them know they are valuable and heard. Staff and volunteers work together in the kitchen to prepare meals to serve to adults and their children during weekly support groups. Part of the fun in this program is planning crafts and activities to do with the children and youth and letting them just have some fun!
Working on the crisis line often means being someone’s first point of contact with Womenspace when they are in crisis or needing support and/or information. Oftentimes you may be the first person they’ve told their story to. This is a courageous step for them to take, so believing them is vitally important. Callers are most often survivors of intimate partner violence, stalking or sexual assault. Callers might also be concerned family members or friends, community partners or even the police.
On the Crisis Line our first priority never changes: which is to be fully present and listen with empathy. This is rewarding work requiring a genuine desire to be of service to those in need. Help us provide a lifeline for survivors and their families.
If you would like to volunteer in an area other than those listed above, or if you have any questions, please contact us by email or phone.
Womenspace Volunteer Program
541.485.8232 Ext. 212
Thank you so much and we look forward to hearing from you!