Current Volunteer Needs
- Response Team and Advocate Training
- Communities of Light
- Home School Tutors
- Family Law Attorneys
- Media Support
Fall 2012 DVVRT/SASS Training
We are currently accepting applications for new team members. The next training class begins in September 2012. Learn more about joining the Domestic Violence Victim Response Teams (DVVRT) and/or Sexual Assault Support Services (SASS) advocates.
Communities of Light™ 2012
Every year, volunteers are asked to help organize events in their neighborhoods, or to assist in distributing Communities of Light kits to area businesses. Read more about volunteer opportunities and to download the COL volunteer form.
Teachers Needed for the Home School Program:
Do you like working with children? Do you want to learn how to support victims and their families in their time of need? Womanspace is looking for volunteers to tutor children who are participating in the emergency shelter’s Home Schooling Program.
Learn how to become a tutor at Womanspace: contact the Volunteer Coordinator at 609-394-0136 or firstname.lastname@example.org to apply.
About the Home Schooling Program:
When women and children come into shelter they are in crisis. The danger that brought them here could extend to where the children attend school. Often they face placing their children in a different school temporarily, which potentially adds on yet another level of stress for the children and mother. Womanspace provides mothers an alternative option of home schooling.
We need 3 more volunteers to provide home schooling services and tutor children at the shelter. Educational volunteers should be retired certified teachers, student teachers and/or community volunteers who love to teach. Volunteers would maintain communication with an Educational Coordinator who will oversee the home schooling process. After receiving training on the effects of domestic violence on children, volunteers must commit to a period of six months and will work on an as-needed basis, usually 8 hours a week, depending on the shelter clients’ needs.
Family Law Attorneys
Family Law Attorneys, bilingual a plus, are also needed to assist with the Womanspace Legal Clinic.
If you see any newspaper articles about Womanspace, please send them to Susan Klejst, Director of Development, at 1530 Brunswick Ave., Lawrenceville, NJ, 08648. Please include or clip-out the date and title of the publication. We use these clippings for our agency press book, which helps in grant reporting on activities of the agency and applying for new funding.