Volunteer

Overview

Join Team WEAVE

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.

Volunteer Orientations

To begin volunteering with WEAVE,  you must attend one of our volunteer orientations. You will have the opportunity to meet the program managers, ask questions, and receive an application. This is a one-hour educational session to give background information on the issues of domestic violence and sexual assault, WEAVE’s philosophy, and our volunteer programs.

Dates: 
January 7, 2019
March 4, 2019
May 6, 2019
July 1, 2019

Time: 6pm-7:30pm

Location: 1900 K St. Sacramento, CA 95811
Parking: There is a parking lot at WEAVE that you may use while attending the orientation.

No RSVP is necessary, for questions please contact WEAVE’s Community Relations Manager, Allison Lucero at alucero@weaveinc.org

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
  • Crisis Response Team
  • Counseling Intern – Master’s Level MFT and MSW
  • Legal Dept. Assistance
  • Safehouse Playcare
  • Safehouse General Assistance

Peer Counselor Training: A 69 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.   

Indirect Services: Opportunities to help behind the scenes to support WEAVE and our clients. No educational requirements are needed for these programs. Indirect service programs include:

  • WEAVE Retail Stores – sizing/colorizing, helping donors, etc.
  • Special Events – Walk a Mile, Feast for WEAVE, Holiday Shop, etc.
  • Tabling/Outreach

WEAVE 101: A 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 Allison Lucero at alucero@weaveinc.org.