Volunteers

Womanspace relies on volunteers for many projects that assist our programs and bring our mission into the community. Please take a look at our current volunteer needs in the Quick Links. For more information, please contact our Volunteer Coordinator at 609.394.0136 or saa@womanspace.org.

Members

Members may participate in the election of the Board of Directors and receive reports about the organization at the Annual Meeting.

Become a Volunteer

Womanspace relies on volunteers for many projects that assist our programs and help bring our mission into the community. For more information, please contact our Volunteer Coordinator at 609.394.0136 or saa@womanspace.org.

Click here for a printer-friendly Volunteer Application.

Please mail your application to:

Susan Adams
Womanspace, Inc.
1530 Brunswick Avenue
Lawrenceville, NJ 08648

Ongoing Volunteer Opportunities

Administrative Offices Assist with general office duties in the administrative office. Daytime weekday hours are available.

Community Educator Fulfill speaking requests from civic associations, community and faith-based organizations, businesses, schools and others interested in understanding interpersonal abuse and violence. You will become a part of the coordinated community response to support victims and hold abusers accountable for their actions. Specific training is provided.

Event Volunteer Staff tables at community events held around Mercer County, New Jersey, that may include: schools and colleges, civic, social service and faith-based organizations, community events and health fairs. View all annual events.

Legal Services Family law attorneys, bilingual a plus, to assist with the Womanspace Legal Clinic.

Fundraising Committee Members develop and implement plans to raise money to benefit Womanspace.

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Become a Member

Womanspace Members

Members may participate in the election of the Board of Directors and receive reports about the organization at the Annual Meeting. If you would like to become a member of Womanspace, or you wish to renew your current membership, please register below.

Become a DVVRT & SASS Volunteer

Domestic Violence Victim Response Teams

The Domestic Violence Victim Response Team (DVVRT) is a partnership of Womanspace, Inc., Mercer County, New Jersey law enforcement agencies and community members. DVVRT volunteers are trained to meet with victims of domestic violence at police stations to provide information and support at the time of a reported incident or upon request.

Sexual Assault Support Services Advocates

Sexual Assault Support Services Advocates are volunteer victim advocates who work to enhance the victim-centered approach that is now standard for providing services to sexual assault victims. They provide accompaniment to hospitals in response to crisis calls received by the hotline, from local hospitals, police or the prosecutor’s office. Advocates provide crisis intervention, counseling, emotional support, information and referrals to sexual assault victims and their significant others. They may also be asked to support a survivor through follow-up with medical care and law enforcement proceedings.

General Qualifications for Victim Support Volunteers

  • Must be 18 years of age or older
  • Relate sensitively to victims
  • Communicate well with others and be a good listener
  • Maintain confidentiality
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Access to transportation
  • Application process includes background check and fingerprinting
  • Complete initial 80+ hour training and ongoing training
  • DVVRT volunteers and Sexual Assault Support Advocates must be “on call” at least two 12-hour shifts per month
  • Bi-lingual individuals, especially those fluent in Spanish, Polish and American Sign Language are strongly encouraged to apply!

Volunteer as an Advocate or Team Member

To apply for the next training class in Spring 2017, . Please submit your completed application by Jaunary 20, 2017. The next class begins in March 2017. Click here for application! For more information call 609-394-0136 and speak with either Heidi Mueller or Alison Daks Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m., or email Heidi at dvvrt@womanspace.org or Alison at sass@womanspace.org. Edit

THE SPRING 2017 TRAINING TIMES, DATES, AND LOCATIONS ARE TBD. PLEASE CHECK BACK FOR MORE INFO.

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