Womenspace LOVES volunteers!
Weekly Volunteer Meetings on Fridays
Please contact the Volunteer Program
for more information
(541) 485-8232 ext.212
Thank you for your interest in volunteer opportunities at Womenspace. Our mission is to prevent domestic violence in intimate partner relationships in Lane County and support survivors in claiming personal power.
We have several ways to become involved through volunteerism. We work with Supporters, Volunteers and Volunteer Advocates. Training for providing peer advocacy for survivors, office work, special projects and on-going activities are available throughout the year.
Supporters are non-trained community members that support the Womenspace Mission. Supporter activities include posting flyers in the community, telling people about Womenspace, attending fundraisers or donating to agency programs. Supporters are not required to complete an interview. Supporters are limited in the activities that they can participate in. Specifically Supporters are not allowed to interact with participants participating in Womenspace programs.
Volunteers are Womenspace supporters that wish to offer more direct support to agency projects. Volunteers complete an application, background and reference checks and attend a 2-hour orientation. They learn the basics about Womenspace Programs and Services and how to table an event to give referrals for agency programs. Volunteers assist us with projects, fundraising, event tabling, general office tasks, maintenance and various committees. Also our board of directors consists of volunteers. Volunteers are only allowed to interact with program participants under the supervision of a trained staff person or designated Volunteer Advocate.
Volunteer Advocates are established Womenspace volunteers that have completed required coursework and on-the-job training to learn the most effective ways to deliver agency services and referrals to survivors. With sufficient training Volunteer Advocates will have opportunities to work unsupervised with survivors/victims. We have open volunteer positions available for Crisis Lines, Youth Services, Front Desk, Community Engagement, Legal Advocacy and more!
At Womenspace, we recognize how valuable your time is. We will work with you on an individual basis to determine what type of volunteer work will best fit your needs and schedule.
Please contact the volunteer program if you would like to learn more.
Womenspace Volunteer Program
541.485.8232 Ext. 212
Thank you so much and we look forward to meeting you soon!