Current Volunteer Opportunities
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Volunteer career mentors support a woman individually as she prepares her resume and begins her school or job search. The student-mentor relationship is meant to model a professional relationship. Mentors are required to meet at least four times with their student during our 8-week program. During these meetings, mentors assist the women with their graduation requirements.
Mentors are the representatives of our community that make sure a woman knows that she is worth somebody’s time and effort – that she matters to this community. As a professional woman, the mentor helps a student hone her resume and interviewing skills. As a fellow woman, the mentor bolsters a student’s confidence and courage as she bravely ventures into the scary world of job applications, interviews, and initial rejection. As a working woman, the mentor is a bridge that links a homeless woman back into the workforce. As a fellow citizen, the mentor offers a helping hand so a woman can now fish for herself.
New mentors go through a new mentor orientation before beginning the mentoring relationship. Trainings are held in January, April, July, & October and last approximately 1.5 hours. They take place at the Women’s Empowerment office.
Child Development Center
Our Child Development Center at Women’s Empowerment cares for all of our program participants’ children under the age of 3. We provide healthy meals and educational games to help reach developmental milestones and ease the stress of homelessness. Volunteers are needed to assist with cradling infants, playing with toddlers and general assistance in the room. Mom can then be free to focus on her education and career goals, knowing her kids are in a safe and loving environment. Volunteers are needed Monday through Friday from 8:30 am to 2:30 pm. and are required to go through LiveScan fingerprinting.
Women’s Empowerment receives tremendous support from the community through donations for clothing, accessories, and toiletries. These supplies help keep our operating costs low, and provide women with essential items they need. We need volunteers to help sort and hang donated items, assist Women’s Empowerment students and graduates while they shop for items they need, and accept incoming donations and provide receipts to donors.
The Clothing Closet is located at the Women’s Empowerment Office. This is a great opportunity to bring a friend to volunteer with you! On-call and fill in volunteers are also needed if you cannot make a regular commitment.
Monday thru Thursday
11:00 to 3:00 pm
Resume Writing Workshop
Resume writing is a vital component to any job search. All women in our program must turn in a completed resume in order to graduate from Women’s Empowerment. For many of them, this is the first time they’ve worked on a resume in many, many years. Some may be just starting their resume, and others will just need help touching it up. We provide templates and tips for helping to write resumes. You don’t need to be a resume professional to assist with this opportunity.
Workshops take place on a weekday from 9:00 am to noon. We have four Resume Workshops a year with varying dates. The workshops take place at the Women’s Empowerment office.
Every session we conclude our job-seeking-skills curriculum with mock interviews. We bring in volunteers and HR professionals to “interview” the women so they can put what they’ve learned to work. The women get all dressed up and bring copies of their new resumes, ready to impress. It’s quite a sight to see! Volunteers will “mock” interview the students and will evaluate their interviewing skills.
Mock interviews take place on a weekday from 8:45 am to 12:15 pm. We have four Mock Interview days a year with varying dates. They take place at the Women’s Empowerment offices.
Each class we take the women to Fabulous Finds on Fulton, an Assistance League thrift store, where they are greeted by personal shoppers, who help the women select outfits for work. This wonderful program is called Clothes for Careers, and they have been partnering with Women’s Empowerment for many years. We need volunteers to drive the women and bring them back to Women’s Empowerment once they are finished. You will leave Women’s Empowerment promptly at 12:45 pm and will be back usually by 2:30 pm. Drivers typically drive three women and must have a valid driver’s license and current insurance.
Our receptionist desk is a busy place with a lot of visitors and called and we need volunteers to help. Volunteers will assist by greeting guests, answering phones and transferring calls, providing community resources to women and families who need them, and various tasks as needed. Must have great customer service skills, flexibility, a friendly attitude, and an overall wiliness to help. Training provided.
Monday through Friday
Two shift options:
8:30 a.m.to noon and noon to 3:30 p.m.
We are looking for enthusiastic volunteers to help us out in the classroom! Volunteers can assist in instructing students on a variety of topics including:
- Job- Seeking Skills
- Conflict Management
- Customer Service
- Microsoft Applications
If you feel qualified and willing to assist with teaching any of these subjects or another subject not mentioned that would be helpful for our students, please request a Class Proposal form.
We need volunteers to help with our quarterly graduations. Duties will include assistance in getting ready for graduation, gathering supplies, and clean up once the event is over.
Our next graduation is December 16.
We hold a variety of special events throughout the year. These include fundraisers, picnics, graduations, our Holiday Craft Party, appreciation dinners, and our annual Gala. Volunteers are needed to help serve on planning committees, assist with set up and clean-up of events, host events, and much more. Dates and time vary depending on the event.
Are you passionate about helping homeless women and children but don’t have the time to volunteer during traditional hours? The Ambassador Group is for you! This group of supporters meet just three to four times a year, and their goal is to raise awareness of Women’s Empowerment throughout the community. They bring their friends to the Gala and graduation ceremonies; they attend events on behalf of staff when we can’t make it; they plan small events or host small fundraisers; they’re active on social media and spread the word when we have urgent needs–and more!
The Ambassador Group is for people who would like to easily help Women’s Empowerment within their already busy family and professional life. Meetings are very limited and the tasks are meant to be woven seamlessly into their life.
For more information, please contact:
Operations & Volunteer Manager
Community Partnerships Coordinator