Volunteers come from all walks of life but they have one thing in common: the desire to help others. At YWCA Northern New Jersey, a volunteer’s time can go a long way towards helping children, teens and adults in our community.
We offer a variety of opportunities for volunteers to get involved with us as we work to provide the community with programs that empower women and girls and eliminate racism. The following are just a few of the areas where individuals and companies can donate their time and talents.
healingSPACE Advocate: Are you passionate about sexual violence prevention and supporting survivors? We are always looking for interested, committed volunteers to become trained advocates. Volunteer advocates staff our 24/7 hotline (phone and chat), accompany survivors and loved ones to medical and legal proceedings, conduct community education and training, support and staff our awareness events, and help with office/clerical tasks. Pre-qualifications, and 48 hours of training, and certification is needed in this volunteer role.
RACIAL Justice Task Force “Ambassador”: Civic minded volunteers are encouraged to join our RJ Task Force and help us better understand the needs of their communities. Opportunities to disseminate our racial justice information and share our program information through outreach is a critical way to support our efforts to eliminate racism in our communities.
WEN on the GO Presenter: Are you an accomplished woman who can share tools, resources and information that inspire others and help them recognize their self-worth and inner powers? Consider being a workshop presenter at our one of our virtual, quarterly corporate or small business networking events.
Empower U Presenter: Do you want to share your story, experience or “know-how” with girls who are eager to learn the necessary skills needed for personal and professional success. Professional women are needed to help empower these future leaders on how to become better prepared for college, careers and beyond.
GEN on the GO Presenter: Share your skill set with young girls between 8-14 years old in our NEW, quarterly workshops designed to connect, inform and engage with this important age range. Hands-on activities focused on providing our participants with the relevant and age appropriate tools and skills needed to support their emotional and physical health and wellbeing.
SENIOR HEALTH & WELLNESS
Fitness and Friendship Friday Presenter: Does your business support and serve Bergen County seniors? Interested in giving back? Become a presenter at one of our monthly virtual workshops that focus on providing seniors with informative information and skills centered around their health and wellbeing.
YWTV Volunteer Guest: Does your business or organization have a message around women’s empowerment, racial justice, health and wellness or family support? Guest presenters are needed to further provide updated and vital information our viewers, donors and supporters need that align with our values and mission.
Mission Based Interns: Specific projects will depend on YWCA NNJ racial justice and women empowerment initiatives when you are placed. However, the following list provides an idea of the scope and breadth of your work.
- Support the management of mission-based grants and programs
- Participate in training and professional development activities
- Help plan and coordinate meetings of public health and social justice experts/practitioners
- Learn about YWCA’s NNJ program analysis and evaluation methodologies
- Participate and attend external and internal committee meetings
- Shadow and conduct informational interviews with key staff and external community members
- Apply skills to goal-based projects in the range of competency areas specified by your school’s curriculum
- Assist in outreach efforts and opportunities – assisting in collaborative efforts
- Participant in listening sessions and webinars as it pertains to women empowerment and racial justice work
- Participate in roundtable discussions on development and assessing the needs of the community.
For more information please reach out to Lori Murray, Director of Communications at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 201 345-1888.