Volunteer

Volunteering with Women Helping Women is an opportunity to support survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking and to become an active part of the movement to end gender-based violence. At WHW, we recognize the important of volunteers. Many of our key services depend upon dedicated volunteers. That’s why we provide thorough training, and support to volunteers so that they feel confident in their work.

We have volunteers in ALL the counties we serve which are Adams, Brown, Butler, and Hamilton counties in Ohio. Our volunteers have the opportunity to volunteer in a variety of service areas within our agency. Please see below for all our open opportunities.

Volunteer Roles

Hospital Advocates
Volunteers sign up for on-call shifts to respond to area hospitals to support survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault during days, evenings, weekends, and holidays.

Court Advocates
Volunteers are utilized to assist survivors in several different area courts including but not limited to municipal, domestic relations, and arraignment courts. Volunteers may also assist survivors in filing protection orders and being present throughout the respective court process. (This position requires regular commitment and some flexibility as courts may run over in time typical time frames are 8:30AM-12:00PM Monday-Saturday)

Hotline Advocates
Volunteers who wish to help answer calls and provide crisis intervention on our 24-Hour Hotline may do so anytime Monday through Friday between the hours of 7 am and 5 pm.

Education Advocates
Volunteers assist with teen dating/sexual violence prevention programs given throughout the Greater Cincinnati area. We also have opportunities for volunteer to help give community presentations on topics such as domestic violence, sexual assault and our services.

Text/Chat Advocate

Volunteers help run our 24/7 text and chat line for survivors. Volunteers help connect survivors to resources, safety plan, and provide crisis interventions through our text/chat system. (This position does require a working computer and stable internet access as it is remote)

Community Outreach/Events Advocate
Volunteers attend community events during daytime, evening and weekends on behalf of the agency to provide education and information about our programs and services. Volunteers may also assist with events throughout the year that our agency hosts, such as awareness events or fundraisers.

Administrative/Clerical Advocates
Our agency needs help in our office organizing documentation, assisting with valuable reports, and supporting the administrative work of our staff.

Next Steps

If you are interested in volunteering here are some next steps for you to take:

  1. Complete volunteer interest sheet
  2. The volunteer manager will reach out to you with upcoming info sessions for you to attend
  3. Attend an info session and decide if you’d like to continue your volunteer journey with us
  4. Submit application sent after info session
  5. Complete interview, background check, etc.
  6. Attend 40-hour training session (Virtual class type model with possible in person role shadowing)
  7. All set and ready to volunteer!

If you have any questions about our volunteer process or opportunities please feel free to reach out to our Volunteer Manager at 513-765-5988

Volunteer Interest Sign Up

Come with us and help out your local community!