What

Volunteer & Internship Description:

Are you passionate about social justice? Do you enjoy listening to people's stories? Are you interested in the power of community spaces? Do you enjoy being a thoughtful leader?

As a nearly entirely volunteer-staffed and supported space - volunteers/interns are the backbone of our organization. The Cambridge Women’s Center depends on direct service volunteers and interns to staff our drop-in and helpline services 55 hours a week, Mon-Fri 10am-8pm and Saturdays 10am-3pm.

Our next mandatory volunteer training will be: Saturday, March 16th - 10:00am-4:30pm. Interviews will be the last two weeks of February. (Our summer training will be Saturday, June 1st (10:00am-4:30pm)) Applications can be submitted here: Volunteer Application (https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdoawQ1upXSV3M6sOWxmXpuRkbbGo_UBlgsrlQiaeQbzNkGsg/viewform)


If you're interested in an internship or starting later, our next mandatory trainings will be:
Saturday, June 1st - 10:00am-4:30pm
Saturday, September 7th - 10:00am-4:30pm
You must be able to attend the mandatory training in order to volunteer/intern with us.

If you're interested in applying for an internship that begins in the summer or fall, please apply here: Internship Application (https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSetKTcA_zrQeiRt6CPqyLjN8HmLb17U9WxfhIkkwZI6pkFf5Q/viewform)

Please read the below information prior to your application to make sure it is a good fit.We require a 6-month commitment and at least 2 hours a week for volunteers and at least 6-10 hours a week for internships and 3-months minimum.

If you have any questions about volunteering in the drop-in/helpline, please email Volunteer Manager, Annaat anna@cambridgewomenscenter.org.

The Cambridge Women's Center serves primarily vulnerable, housing-insecure, socially isolated, and low-income women in the Cambridge and Greater Boston area. Volunteers are depended on to staff the Center at all times. As a drop-in & helpline volunteer, you will:

  • Provide general staffing of the 4-story home
  • Provide emotional support in-person & on the phone
  • Have conversations & provide social support to members
  • Assist members with resource referrals and small projects
  • Perform regular walk-throughs of the house
  • Participate in cleaning, recording data, organizing, and other needed tasks
  • Be a present advocate for our members to turn to
  • Help with special projects as interest/time allows

Some days are quiet, and others are hectic and emotionally charged. Just your presence alone allows us to stay open. There will be downtime & busy days, and we expect volunteers to be able to handle both, as well as check in with their supervisors for support. Volunteers should expect to encounter a wide range of topics.

As a volunteer you will receive ongoing support and education from regularly scheduled trainings and volunteer meetings. In addition, you will receive regular check-ins from either our Volunteer Manager, Anna Plotkin-Swing, or our Director, Jessye Kass.

If you have any questions about volunteering in the drop-in/helpline, please email Anna, Volunteer Manager, at anna@cambridgewomenscenter.org.

When

This opportunity starts on March 16, 2019, midnight and ends Sept. 7, 2019, midnight EDT and happens once. All events occur at an action's local time based on the latest information provided to us. The time listed here has been automatically converted to your device's timezone if yours is different.

Where

46 Pleasant Street, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 02139, USA

Skills & Requirements
Administrative & Office
Age 18+
Orientation or Training

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