Thank you so much for your interest in joining Women of Nations in our goal of ending domestic violence. Volunteers like you make a real difference in the lives of women and children who are impacted by violent relationships. We have opportunities for groups and individual volunteers. Most volunteer positions require volunteers of at least 18 years of age or older.

 

Volunteers must be willing to submit to a background check and sign a confidentiality agreement when they arrive at Women of Nations. If you are interested in any of these volunteer opportunities please contact Brittney Babb-Amitrano, Interim Director of Development: 651-251-1610 or email Brittney.

 

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Advocacy

Volunteers who work with our advocacy programs provide direct support to women and children in residence at the Eagles’ Nest Shelter and as well as women in crisis who are calling the shelter hotline for support services. Working with women in crisis and transition requires a specific skill set. Volunteer advocates must be able to:

  • prioritize multiple requests
  • answer phones
  • perform basic computer functions
  • connect women with community services and resources including: access to affordable housing, childcare, acquisition of SNAP benefits, and others.
  • superb communication skills
  • crisis management
  • conflict resolution

 

Childcare

Children require and deserve specific attention in the midst of a parent escaping domestic abuse.  We are committed to the development and support of children at the shelter.  Our child care volunteers must have:

  • experience working with kids
  • ability to prioritize multiple priorities
  • perform basic computer functions
  • connect children and mothers with community services and resources including: access to after-school programming, connection to educational support systems, special education resources, and other resources as necessary.
  • superb communication skills
  • crisis management
  • conflict resolution

 

Board Membership

Women of Nations is currently seeking qualified, professional board members. We particularly need individuals with backgrounds in finance, law, fund-raising, and with Twin Cities business connections. Potential board members must:

  • be at least 18 years old
  • participate in board orientation
  • provide 3-4 hours per month of service
  • attend bi-monthly board meetings