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.
Women Helping Women offers a variety of volunteer opportunities:
Volunteers who wish to respond to calls and provide hospital accompaniment to survivors of sexual assault during days, evenings, weekends, and 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. This volunteer opportunity is available at the Hamilton County office only.
Assist with teen dating/sexual violence prevention programs given throughout Hamilton County and the Greater Cincinnati area. There also 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. This volunteer opportunity is available at the Hamilton County office only.
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 several 40-hour training programs throughout the year, typically during evenings and weekends.
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.
Hamilton County: We are now accepting applications for our Spring 2016 training, beginning February 27, 2016.
Butler County: We are now accepting applications for our Spring 2016 training, beginning February 9, 2016.
Volunteer and Intern Application Forms
WHW Volunteer Coordinators
To volunteer in Hamilton County, please contact our Hamilton County Volunteer Coordinator, Ellen Newman:
Phone- (513) 765-5988
Mailing Address- 215 E. 9th St., 7th Floor, Cincinnati, OH 45202
To volunteer in Butler County, please contact our Butler County Volunteer Coordinator, Tara Streng:
Mailing Address- 347 South College Ave., Suite D, Oxford, OH 45056
Current Volunteers and After Hours Advocates
For your convenience we’ve created links to frequently used documents for you to print out and use.