Volunteer Opportunities

The Northwest Arkansas Women’s Shelter relies on volunteers to help with day to day operations as well as special projects.  Please contact Rose Stanton, our Outreach Director, at rstanton@nwaws.org or 479.246.999 for more information on how to get involved.  Here are our current highest needs:

Direct Care

Office Assistant – Volunteering in the morning or afternoon answering and directing calls from our crisis line as well as administrative calls.  Other job duties may include data entry, special projects, and transporting clients to appointments.  Volunteers for this position should be flexible and comfortable working in a crisis shelter environment.  Office assistants must commit to regular weekly shift of 3-4 hours.

On-Call Transporter – Volunteers willing to pick certain days out of the month to be on-call to transport clients to needed appointments such as job interviews, looking for apartments, doctor’s appointments, etc.  You would use the Women’s Shelter vehicles for all transportation.  On-call transporters must commit to a minimum of 2 days of on call per month.

Community Outreach – These volunteers represent the NWA Women’s Shelter at community events and informational booths to raise awareness about the services and opportunities to get involved at the shelter and to educate people about domestic violence.  Volunteers may also be trained to give presentations and trainings on behalf of the shelter.

Direct Care Volunteers must complete a volunteer application, 5 hours of training, and 5 hours of shadowing.  Volunteers who transport must have a valid Arkansas Driver’s License.  Click here to access the volunteer application or contact Rose Stanton at rstanton@nwaws.org or 479.246.9999 for more information.

 

Shelter Support

Thrift Store  - Volunteers are currently needed to assist in the Northwest Arkansas Women’s Shelter Thrift Store during business hours (10am-5pm) on Mondays through Saturdays. 

Donation Pick-Up – Volunteers willing to be contacted when the Women’s Shelter receives large donations (furniture, large food donations, etc) that needs to be picked up.  Access to a truck would be helpful, but not a requirement.

Volunteer Groups – Groups of 5-15 are welcome to volunteer at our thrift store during business hours.  Please contact us to set up a date.

Becoming a Shelter Support Volunteer does not require an application or separate training sessions, simply contact Rose Stanton at rstanton@nwaws.org or at 479.246.9999 to set up a time to help.