WEAVE is fortunate to be part of a community that believes in volunteering. It is this passion that has evolved into Team WEAVE – our comprehensive volunteer program. Team WEAVE is designed to provide all potential volunteers with thorough knowledge of our programs and the many ways one can support victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, and human trafficking through volunteering.
WEAVE Volunteer Opportunities
Direct Services: Programs working directly with clients we serve. A criminal background check and graduation from our Peer Counselor Training is required to begin volunteering in direct services. Direct service programs include:
- 24 hr. Support Line
- Speakers Bureau
- Counseling Intern – Master’s Level MFT and MSW
- Legal Dept. Assistance
- SART (Sexual Assault response Team) Advocate
- Safehouse Playcare
Peer Counselor Training: A 68 hr. state mandated course required for advocates working with survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault. The training is offered two times per year during our winter session (Jan/Feb) and summer session (July/Aug). It is held Tues/Thurs evenings from 5:30pm-9pm and Saturday 8:30am-5pm. A phone screening and face-to-face interview will be conducted prior to admittance. While we want to accept all those who apply, we only have space to accept a handful of candidates each session. If your schedule does not allow you to attend the training, you will not be able to volunteer in the programs listed above.
In-direct Services: Opportunities to help behind the scenes to support WEAVE and our clients. No educational requirements are needed for these programs. In-direct service programs include:
- WEAVE Works Retail Store – fashion consultant, donation sorting, etc.
- Special Events – Walk-a-Mile, Feast for WEAVE, Holiday Toy Shoppe, etc.
- Financial Empowerment Mentor
Two hour educational sessions to give background information on the issues of domestic violence and sexual assault, WEAVE’s philosophy and our volunteer programs.
To begin volunteering with WEAVE, please attend one of our volunteer orientations. You will have the opportunity to meet the program managers, ask questions, and receive an application.
Dates: 1st Monday of April, June, Aug, Oct, and Dec.
Monday, August 1, 2016
Monday, October 3, 2016
Monday, December 5, 2016
Location: Midtown Site 1900 K St. 95811
No RSVP is necessary, for questions please contact email@example.com
WEAVE 101 is the comprehensive 2 hour training required for those interested in any indirect service volunteer opportunities. For more details and information on the WEAVE 101 training please attend a Volunteer Orientation or email Hannah Friedman at firstname.lastname@example.org.