Volunteers are ordinary people who perform extraordinary work. It doesn’t take a great deal of time or sacrifice to make a difference in the life of another person. All it takes is the desire to reach out to others and a willingness to learn.
At Women Helping Women, we recognize the importance of volunteers. Many of our key services depend upon dedicated volunteers. That’s why we provide thorough training, continuous educational opportunities and support to volunteers so that they feel confident in their work.
All volunteers must complete a mandatory 40-hour training before beginning their volunteer experience with Women Helping Women. Our next training begins in the fall of 2013.
Women Helping Women offers various volunteer opportunities:
Volunteers who wish to respond to calls and provide hospital accompaniment to rape survivors during the evenings, weekends, or holidays.
Accompany survivors of domestic violence as they proceed through the court system. Volunteers are most often utilized to assist with arraignment court, which occurs Monday through Saturday and runs 8:45 am to approximately Noon.
Volunteers who wish to answer calls and provide crisis intervention on our 24-Hour Crisis Line may do so anytime Monday through Friday between the hours of 7 am and 5 pm.
Assist with programs given throughout Hamilton County and the Greater Cincinnati area. There will be opportunities to attend community fairs and programs to provide information to the public about our services.
Provide childcare during our weekly evening support groups, making it possible for survivors with children to attend group.
Are essential to organizing documentation, assisting with valuable reports, and supporting the administrative work of our small staff. These volunteers may not need to attend training.
Our agency offers a 40-hour training program two times a year, during evenings and weekends in the spring and fall. Our next training will be held in the fall of 2013.
Topics covered include: sexual assault, domestic violence, stalking, history of the agency, explanation of the agency’s mission and services, advocacy and safety planning, cultural awareness, and legal issues among others. Volunteers will learn the agency’s policies and procedures for working with clients. There are specific instructions given on how to respond to a person in a crisis over the telephone as well as in person. In addition, the training provides information on court procedures that prepare the volunteer to provide in-court support and information to survivors.
Volunteer and Intern Application Form
Volunteer Application form in MS Word format. Print the form, complete it and mail to our office.
Volunteer Intern Application in MS Word format. Print the form, complete it and mail to our office.
Current Volunteers and After Hours Advocates
For your convineniece we’ve created links to frequently used documents for you to print out and use.
For more information please contact our Volunteer Coordinator: (513) 977-5546