Volunteers are essential to the work of the Hays-Caldwell Women’s Center and fill a number of roles including responding to hospital calls, answering the hotline, providing childcare and doing administrative work. We welcome compassionate, caring men and women who want to make a difference in the struggle against domestic violence, sexual assault and child abuse. Our volunteers represent HCWC, so we believe it is important to empower each volunteer with a greater understanding of the issues surrounding sexual and domestic violence.
Because of our sensitivity to client safety and confidentiality, volunteering at HCWC begins with an application and interview with the Volunteer Coordinator and a Criminal Background Check. Many volunteer roles require participation in our 40-hour Volunteer Advocate Training, which prepares volunteers to assist clients and to represent HCWC in the community.
Direct Service Volunteer Opportunities
Direct-service volunteers provide support for HCWC by working with our clients or their children. In order to fill this important role, you must pass one or more background checks, attend Advocate Training, a 40-hour course that includes 30 hours of classroom training, plus 10 hours of on-the-job training. Direct-service volunteer roles include Childcare, HEARTeam, HELPline and Internships. HCWC conducts one or more background checks on direct-service volunteers and interns. Please click on the listings below for more details.
We are looking for exceptional students with a desire to work with and for survivors of domestic violence, assault and abuse.
College students majoring in Counseling, Social Work, Psychology, Criminal Justice, Applied Sociology, Family and Child Development, Film, Marketing, Design or Communications are all encouraged to apply. Visit the Internships Page for more details and applications.
Non-direct Service Volunteer Opportunities
Non-direct service volunteers provide support for HCWC but do not work with our clients. On the job training is provided, and you do not have to attend Advocate Training. Email me to learn about dates and times for helping with Administration, Landscape, Fundraising/Special Events and Board of Directors.
Spring 2015 Advocate Training begins January 27.
Deadline to sign up is Thursday, January 22.
Advocate training includes many learning experiences. Read about one of them here.
Current Volunteers and Advocates, Visit this page for Volunteer Signups and information
The Hays-Caldwell Women’s Center is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes all qualified applicants, regardless of gender, race, age, sexuality, or disability.[/vc_column_text]