“The heart of a volunteer is not measured in size, but by the depth of the commitment to make a difference in the lives of others.”
Volunteering in the local community is an activity that some people really enjoy. As a victim-centered agency specializing in assisting survivors of intimate partner violence, we often rely on our volunteers to help us out.
Volunteering at WIN can be a really rewarding way to serve your community and some of your neighbors that may need it the most.
“Knowing that you’ve helped a family have a safer life, helped a victim get justice, or helped a client get services and/or a job makes it a very worthwhile experience,” says one of our long-time volunteers, Lucy.
WIN offers a multitude of volunteer options, ensuring that there is something to fit everyone’s schedule. Our opportunities include, but are not limited to, helping to answer calls on our 24-hour hotline, assisting at community events, coming to monthly shelter events or providing support to shelter groups, picking up groceries for shelter, admin activities, and everything in between! We are also always open to new ideas if one of our volunteers has an idea or special talent that they can use.
We offer a comprehensive training course twice a year for anyone interested in becoming a volunteer. This training provides our volunteers with the knowledge and skills to feel confident in assisting survivors of violence.
Being a WIN volunteer is not only a benefit to our clients, but many times, also to our volunteers.
“I enjoy volunteering at WIN for many reasons. The staff is very appreciative for the services the volunteers provide. The staff is understanding and flexible, they work with you if something coms up and you need to adjust your volunteer routine. Giving a little time and effort back to the community each week through volunteering makes me feel good,” says one of our volunteers, Carl.
If you are interested in becoming a WIN volunteer, or would like more information on our upcoming training that begins September 20, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. We are looking forward to our upcoming class and we would love to have you join us!