Volunteers are essential to the work of the Hays-Caldwell Women’s Center and fill a number of roles including responding to hospital calls, answering the hotline, providing childcare and doing administrative work. We welcome compassionate, caring men and women who want to make a difference in the struggle against domestic violence and dating violence, sexual assault and child abuse.
Direct-service volunteers provide support for HCWC by working with our clients or their children. Since they often assist victims in crisis and deal with complex issues they have substantial training and undergo one or more background checks. Read more by clicking the link above.
1. HEARTeam Advocates
2. HELPline Advocates
3. Childcare Volunteers
Non-direct service volunteers provide support to HCWC and our clients with activities like office work, landscaping, group activities and more! Read about these roles by following the link above.
1. Admin/Office help
2. Special events
3. Board of Directors
4. Landscape volunteer
5. Meal preparation
6. Town Team volunteer
We welcome the involvement of community members offering their professional skills and services to the agency and its clients. Agency clients often have a wide range of needs, some not possible for HCWC to meet directly. Please complete this form to help us determine how to connect you and/or your organization with potential opportunities to support HCWC.
College students majoring in Counseling, Social Work, Applied Sociology, Family and Child Development, Psychology, Film, Marketing, Design or Communications are encouraged to apply. Visit the Internships Page for more details
How to become a volunteer
Because of our sensitivity to client safety and confidentiality, volunteering at HCWC begins with an application and interview with the Volunteer Coordinator. Direct-service volunteer roles require participation in our 40-hour Volunteer Advocate Training, which prepares volunteers to assist clients and to represent HCWC in the community.
Fill out an online application. If you prefer, you may download, fill out and mail, fax or scan and email a paper Volunteer Application to the Volunteer Coordinator. Attend a Volunteer Orientation session to learn about volunteering – the dates are listed in the calendar.
The Hays-Caldwell Women’s Center is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes all qualified applicants, regardless of gender, race, age, sexuality, or disability.