Current Volunteer Opportunities
PROGRAM: Domestic Violence Services
POSITION: Domestic Violence Response Team Member (DVRT)
WHEN: Available On-Call Evenings/ Weekends as needed
WHERE: Various locations, see below
IN SUMMARY: DVRT is a partnership between WomenRising and law enforcement agencies of Hudson County. The Domestic Violence Response Team provides support and assistance to victims of domestic violence and their families at the police department. The DVRT volunteers should be able to:
> Explain domestic violence laws to victims
> Identify services each client needs and refer clients to services at WomenRising
> Assist clients to seek shelter, explain the dynamics of domestic violence, provide emotional support, and assist victims in preparing a safety plan
> Successfully complete 50+ hours of DVRT training provided by WomenRising
This position is needed in various locations in NJ and NY such as: Bayonne, East Newark, Guttenberg, Harrison, Hoboken, Jersey City, Kearny, North Bergen, Secaucus, Union City, Weehawken, and West New York
For more information, call: 201-333-5700 or email email@example.com.
PROGRAM: Corporate Volunteer Days
WHEN: Available throughout the year during the week
WHERE: Jersey City, NJ
IN SUMMARY: WomenRising often hosts Corporate Volunteer Days which can involve a range of activities. Some companies like to work directly with clients, helping to put on job readiness workshops. Others show their support through painting and community clean ups. To learn more about this opportunity, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
WHEN: Life-time Membership
WHERE: Hudson County, NJ
IN SUMMARY: WomenUnited was created to unite 1,000 women who collectively commit to empowering women within Hudson County and supporting them in becoming self-sufficient and engaged members of their community. Individually, we can each take a stand and raise our voice. But when we unite, we can really make our influence felt and our voices heard. Just imagine the roar of 1,000 voices and the might of $100,000. Join today: womenrising.org/womenunited
PROGRAM: Host an Event or Drive!
WHERE: New Jersey/New York City
IN SUMMARY: We are always looking for volunteers to help us engage the broader community to spread awareness about domestic violence, homelessness, unemployment, and the many other issues we tackle at WomenRising!
> Host an event to raise money for WomenRising's programs
> Help our clients focus on becoming self-sufficient by taking some financial burdens off of their plates by hosting a drive to collect diapers, toiletries, women products, etc.
> Invite a WomenRising staff member to come to your job, school, or social club to explain more about WomenRising and domestic violence!
If you're interested in hosting an event or drive for us please contact email@example.com.
PROGRAM: WomenRising Dress Down Day!
IN SUMMARY: Schools, businesses, companies, and everyone in between can participate in our WomenRising Dress Down Day! Help spread awareness about WomenRising while supporting our cause by having staff donate $1 to dress down for a day. All proceeds will be donated to WomenRising!
If you're interested in participating contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have any individual volunteer ideas that you would like to pitch to WomenRising, feel free to email us at email@example.com.
In-Kind Donations & Drives
Donations of goods and services are extremely valuable to WomenRising's programs. We are able to accept donations that benefit women as well as children (newborn through 18), at the request that the items being donated are new, with the exception being furniture.
Example of Services needed:
> Shipping and moving services
> Professional services
(accounting, lawyer, etc.)
> Meeting/event space
> Pro bono professional and beauty services
Examples of Goods needed:
> Home furniture and supplies
> Diapers and sanitary products
> Toiletry items
> Clothes and sneakers
> Games, books, or toys
> Office equipment and furniture
If you prefer to donate, you can do so here: Donate today!
Current Employment Opportunities and Internships:
If you are interested in working for WomenRising in any of the above (or other) positions, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
By working at WomenRising, you can ...
Make a difference to women and their families
> In economic development, social services, domestic violence, job programs, and housing while contributing to an innovative team
Work in a Positive Environment
> A mix of guidance & supervision that keep you connected to the WomenRising vision, and self-management that allows you to contribute your best self.
> Informal work climate
> Broaden your experience: in your field, of different cultures and groups, in working with a diversity of personalities
> Learn new skills: in your field for team work and group decision making
When asked what they find rewarding in working at WomenRising, here is what our employees said:
"I like making a difference in peoples' lives"
"My efforts are appreciated. I feel valued"
"Difficult issues are dealt with in a compassionate and feeling way"
"This organization is committed to serving its clients"
"Your personal goals and needs are taken into account - parents and students find that their needs are listened to"
The overall environment at WomenRising - it's informal, people work hard, we work in teams, the organization has values; the work is never boring; it is demanding, a real challenge
"Your voice is heard. You can contribute to shaping your own job, the goals of your department and even the overall direction of the agency"