Making an Impact: Volunteers
Volunteers are KEY and at HAWC, as a volunteer you will:
- Make meaningful contributions to your community.
- Build deep connections with people of all ages and backgrounds.
- Develop valuable professional skills such as advocacy, peer counseling, community outreach and legal service navigation.
- Directly impact HAWC’s ability to develop and expand programs that empower survivors and raise awareness about domestic violence.
Meeting the challenges created by the pandemic meant re-imagining service delivery so that survivors had direct access to HAWC’s advocacy & support services. With the work done remotely, staff and volunteers, rose to every challenge while remaining safe & strongly connected to each other. Unfortunately, current trends paint pictures of urgency for the many, many individuals & families struggling to live and thrive safely.
HAWC needs all hands on deck and volunteers are KEY to continue meeting the urgency head on!
Whether you have one afternoon or can make a deeper time commitment as a hotline or court advocate, it all matters. For those with who do engage directly with clients, there is a 27 hour, live & virtual training required. Here you’ll gain valuable skills, engage in thoughtful reflection and learn how to effectively approach working with DV/IPV survivors.
Please note: The next pre-service training begins September 10th with TBD day/time specifics.
Ready to volunteer?? Fill out an application HERE and begin taking action today!
Bring the whole crew!
Turn your volunteer experience into a social activity by bringing your family, friends, and co-workers along! In the office, at the shelter, or during special events, HAWC can use all the hands it can get! HAWC offers many opportunities for workplace activism, but if you want your group to get involved in other ways, let us know!