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Contact the Women’s Intercultural Center at 575-882-5556 and ask how you can become catalyst for change.

 

Our volunteers are the are the heart of the Women’s Intercultural Center for it began as a volunteer operated organization.  The Center since its inception places a high value on community involvement.  Volunteers can donate their time and talents in many ways to make a difference in the lives of the women that participate in our programs.  See what one our featured volunteer has to say...

 

"Thank you so much for your recognition of me in your article.  It's seldom that we volunteers get much if any recognition for our efforts, although you frequently send me your thanks.  I was so tickled that I sent the entire email to many of my personal correspondents asking that they recognize your group as special." - Phil Schaming, Volunteer Web Designer

 

Volunteer Opportunities

 

Buildings and Grounds Volunteers

Maintain buildings and grounds by helping clean the facilities, gardening, patio landscaping, building repairs, and overall building maintenance.

 

Class, Workshop, or Training Instructor
We offer classes in a variety of interest areas and are always looking for new volunteer instructors who can help us expand our offerings.  We have general classroom space as well as specific equipment or facilities for classes in sewing, arts and crafts, carpentry, hair cutting, healing arts and more. Instructors teach class 2-6 hours per week and classes generally have 5-20 participants.  Instructors can determine their class schedule with the Programs Coordinator prior to each semester.  Volunteers can opt to teach a class for the semester, a special workshop and/or training.

 

Communications
Help deepen awareness of the Women's Intercultural Center and its programming through media relations, journalism, public relations, marketing, social media or graphic design.

 

Community Outreach Volunteers
Host or represent the Center at health fairs and community events. Educate others about the Center's programs and services by being part of the Speakers Bureau.  Schedule events vary from weekdays to weekends.

 

Computer Support

We can utilize computer-literate volunteers to assist with day-to-day troubleshooting or specific training or development projects. Computer support volunteers work primarily with staff or other volunteers based on their availability.
 

English as a Second Language (ESL)/Citizenship Tutor
ESL/Citizenship Tutors work with adult participants who are learning English or preparing for their U.S. Citizenship Examination. Generally, tutors work with small groups of students (1-4 people), and they teach basic English conversation, reading, writing and grammar or citizenship questions review. Tutors meet their students 2-4 hours per week, the tutoring schedule is negotiated between the tutor and the student. Tutors do not need to speak Spanish fluently or have previous teaching experience, but they do need to be patient and understanding with our students.  The Center will provide the tutor with teaching materials, tutor training, and regular staff support.

 

Equipment Maintenance

Do you know how to repair the following:

  • Sewing Machines
  • Copiers and Printers
  • Computers
  • Carpentry Equipment

 

We could use your expertise.
 

Fundraising and Marketing

Can you organize a group through social media? What about a fundraiser?  Can you work on a committee or specific event?  Do you know how to write grants? Can you organize a craft fair? Can you serve as a resource person to staff on marketing the Center and its services? If this is something you're interested in, we encourage you to volunteer to work with us on fundraising and marketing.
 

Office Volunteers

Office volunteers work primarily in the front office with daily tasks like answering phones and greeting people or special projects like mailings or phoning participants. Office support tasks are assigned based on the volunteer's skills, abilities and schedule.
 

Special Events Volunteers

Assist the Center with annual fundraisers, trainings, workshops and other special events.
 
Translation
The Center needs bilingual (Spanish-English) volunteers who can translate either written materials or oral presentations.  Translators work primarily with office staff or the BAE program and are assigned tasks based on their schedule and abilities.

 

 

"Everyone has the power of greatness; not for fame, but greatness. Because greatness is determined by service."

~Martin Luther King