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**We are not taking volunteers for the Support Group Facilitator role or the Safe House Volunteers right now. Hopefully we will at a later date! Thank you!**
Onslow Women's Center is always looking for volunteers to help within our agency. Volunteers allow us to meet the needs of our clients by contributing their time and dedication to a great cause
Volunteer Job Descriptions
Hospital Advocate: The hospital advocate would be responsible for responding to the hospital or police station when a victim goes to other places for assistance after being assaulted. The advocate would support the client through the procedures, whether by pressing charges, having a rape examination done, or by just proving support to the victim and possibly her family as well.
Safe House Volunteers: Safe house volunteers would work in the evening from 6pm-8pm and as needed on the weekends to do children's activities as well as work with the clients in the safe house. Activities for the children would include arts and crafts, movie time, reading time, and other tasks assigned. Activities with the clients would help teach them about everyday responsibilities as adults including financial advice, parenting skills, community resources, and other tasks assigned.
Thrift Shore Workers: These volunteers would assist the thrift store manager and associates in receiving and organizing new donations, merchandising and assisting in placing new articles out on the floor for sales. These volunteers might also help to straighten racks, make signs, and put prices on items.
Support Group Facilitator: These volunteers would lead a support group for victims and survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault once a month for an hour. These volunteers are crucial in the healing process of victims and survivors and have to provide support during an emotional time.
Community Events: Responsibilities consist of assisting OWC staff in planning, organizing, and staff community events. Events may consist of informational booths, street fairs, fundraising, educational presentations, distributing flyers and/or brochures, and domestic violence/sexual assault awareness events
** All volunteers are encouraged to use their talents and gifts when they are volunteering! We would like it if you would keep us informed of your preferences and if they change, please feel free to ask that you be utilized in a different manner. You can request to be cross trained for any new jobs at any time. We want your experience as a volunteer at the Onslow Women’s Center to be both rewarding and enlightening! **