Volunteer with Womenspace

Womenspace LOVES volunteers!
We have many ways to get involved.
Weekly Volunteer Meetings on Fridays
Please contact the Volunteer Program
for more information
(541) 485-8232 ext.212

Commitment to Support the Womenspace Mission: To prevent domestic violence in intimate partner relationships in Lane County and support survivors in claiming personal power.

Application, interview and training not required to be a Womenspace Supporter.

Supporter interactions with agency participants are NOT ALLOWED

Tell Friends and Family about Womenspace and our Services

Attend Events and Fundraisers that support Womenspace

Help with Fundraising such as – Gala or Community Breakfast Planning committees, Domestic Violence Awareness Month, (October) Holiday Market Gift wrapping Fundraiser (December)
Background Check + Confidentiality Agreement Required for Following Supporter Activities:
Yardwork/Gardening, General Maintenance at main office or safehouse



Have completed a Volunteer Interview, background and reference check and confidentiality agreement.

Attend 2-hour Volunteer Orientation

Are NOT ALLOWED to work/interact with participants unsupervised

Represent Womenspace at Community Events (Tabling and Fundraisers)

Cleaning/Organizing or Prepare Activities for Youth Services

Food for Lane County Pick-Ups

Assist with School Supply / Holiday Giving Activities

Survivor Panelist Speaker (inquire for details)

Board of Directors (additional training for Board Members is required)


Have completed a Volunteer Advocate Interview and the requirements needed to work unsupervised with survivors (e-learning training and assignments + on-the-job training)

Answer Crisis Lines

Youth Group Assistants

Reception duties

Meet with survivors 1-on-1

Assist with Support Groups

Attend court with survivors

Community Outreach Presentations

On-Site Advocacy during Trainings to community

Interpreting / Translation Services for survivors with Limited English Proficiency

Volunteers assist us in many different ways!

Womenspace works with

Weekly Volunteer Meetings on Fridays.
Please contact the Volunteer Program for more information.

To learn more about our volunteer opportunities
please contact the Volunteer Program
volunteer@womenspaceinc.org or (541) 485-8232 ext.212

Volunteer Requirements

All prospective volunteers must complete a Womenspace Volunteer Application

1.) Complete a volunteer application, interview, background + reference checks, and a confidentiality agreement.

2.) ONE (1) year minimum commitment / at least ONE 4-hour shift per week (Volunteer Advocates*)

3.) Committment to Womenspace Mission and on-going learning to support survivors of Intimate Partner Violence using trauma-informed listening skills and cultural humility approach.

Additional Training Requirements for Volunteer Advocates

Volunteers who provide direct services must complete required training prior to having unsupervised contact with survivors/victims. Job shadowing is included as part of the training.

Part 1.) E-learning system on-line self-study course from OCADSV.ORG based upon the core advocacy training requirements of the Oregon Department of Human Services and Department of Justice – Crime Victims’ Services Division.

Part 2.) Orientations in 4 main agency areas: Emergency Services, Youth Services, Front Desk, Tabling/Events

Part 3.) On-the-job training and work shadowing is an on-going part of the Advocate Training process. Additional training is offered regularly throughout the year.

Please note *There is a $10 fee for set-up, printed materials and assistance for the Volunteer Advocate Training. If you are unable to pay the fee, please ask us for a fee waiver. The $10 fee will be due at the time of the Volunteer Advocate interview.