Thank You so Much for Your Support!
Please allow about 15 minutes to fill out this form completely.
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Our Volunteer Team is absolutely essential to the life of our programs. They are the backbone of our success!
Volunteers at HCWC assist clients with crisis intervention on the phone or in person, provide childcare for clients, help staff with administrative tasks, and assist with fundraising and community events. Volunteers play an invaluable role in educating the community about our mission and services.
The people we serve are vulnerable and their safety is of paramount importance. To address this issue, HCWC screens employees and volunteers by conducting criminal background checks and reference checks. Information obtained is confidential as provided by law and will be used and retained only as authorized by law.
Below is an outline of how the process works, so you’ll know what to expect:
- Complete your application and submit it to HCWC. Your application will be reviewed and an interview or invitation to Volunteer Orientation extended, if appropriate. Meeting with the Volunteer Coordinator or attending Volunteer Orientation is a good time to see if your volunteer needs and expectations match up with our agency’s needs.
- HCWC will evaluate your application, interview, references, criminal background check, and our agency needs to determine if volunteer placement is appropriate.
- After the interview, direct-service volunteer candidates will receive a link via email to collect two references. These must be returned before you volunteer.
- All Volunteers who work directly with clients must attend Advocate Training.
- Advocate Training is scheduled three times each year. Please submit your application several weeks prior to the start dates listed on the website.
If you would like more information about volunteering, please contact the Volunteer Coordinator using the form on our website or by calling (512) 396-3404, Monday – Friday from 9 am – 5 pm.
P.S. Volunteering is a great way to get involved in the struggle to end interpersonal violence.
Direct-service volunteers are required to be 18 or older. There are fundraising, special event and other types of activities for those under 18. In addition, current and former clients should wait one year before being eligible to volunteer in a direct-services capacity.
- Personal Information
- Volunteer Information
- Volunteer Information
- Statement & Waiver
Are you applying as an individual or as a group?
Which method is best to contact you?
Are you over 18 years of age?
Have you previously volunteered or applied for employment with HCWC?
Are you a current or former client of HCWC?
Are you volunteering to fulfill a class requirement or seeking an internship?
More Volunteer Questions
We are looking for volunteers who can commit about 8 hours each month for at least six months. Can you make that time commitment?
Please indicate the times you would be available to volunteer (select all that apply):
Are you bilingual?
Have you ever been convicted for a violation (other than a routine traffic violation, i.e. Class C misdemeanor) or are you currently on deferred adjudication or probation?
We are collecting demographics for statistical purposes so that we may evaluate the diversity of our agency. HCWC does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, ethnicity, national origin, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, height, weight, physical or mental ability, veteran status, military obligations, and marital status. If you'd like to participate by answering these four questions, we promise NOT to share your information.
The Hays-Caldwell Women’s Center is committed to the safety and welfare of its clients. The Center is also committed to the confidentiality of all information regarding its clients as a means of ensuring their safety. Confidentiality is defined as the assurance that access to information regarding any client shall be strictly controlled, and that any violation of such control shall be a breach of faith. Confidential information shall include but is not limited to: Communications, information and observations made by, between or about adult and child clients, staff, volunteers, student interns and board members. Addresses of employment, residence and family addresses of clients, staff, volunteers, student interns and board members. Names of clients, staff, student interns and volunteers unless the individual provides written permission which is to be approved by the Executive Director. Photographs taken of clients. Volunteers must never release confidential information, either over the phone or in person, about the Center and its clients without the express permission of the Executive Director or a designated staff member. This includes release of information to board members, criminal justice personnel, family members, community supporters or other interested parties. I have read the Center’s Agreement of Confidentiality and agree to abide by its conditions of confidentiality.
HAYS-CALDWELL WOMEN’S CENTER Volunteer Release of Liability
The Hays-Caldwell Women’s Center (HCWC) is unable to assume any liability on behalf of volunteers. Please read the following statements releasing HCWC from liability and indicate your understanding by your signature below. LIABILITY RELEASE I AGREE to respect the persons, privacy, and possessions of the clients, staff, and volunteers of the Hays-Caldwell Women's Center and to ensure that my children do the same. I RECOGNIZE that I alone am responsible for my safety and health, the safety and health of my children, and the safety and health of any other persons who might accompany me. I alone am responsible for my (our) possessions. The staff and/or volunteers at HCWC cannot safeguard or be responsible for my children, our possessions, or me. In respect to the services provided by HCWC to me and to those accompanying me, I UNDERSTAND that HCWC assumes no liability or responsibility whatsoever in connection with the services provided, for any act of omission or commission which might be constituted as negligence; nor for any loss, theft, or injury to persons or property; nor, during any transportation by staff, volunteers, or clients to or from any location; nor for any illness, damage, or inconvenience sustained by me, my children, or others accompanying me. I AGREE to hold HCWC, its staff, employees, interns, agents, volunteers, contributors, officers, and directors harmless from any and all claims, demands, debts, responsibilities, and/or liability relating to me, my children, or those accompanying me. By signing below, I certify that I have read and understood the above release of liability.