Volunteering at the WRC
Ways to Volunteer at the Women's Resource Center
Frances S. Summersell Library
Volunteering in the library includes helping patrons find information, cataloging new books and videos, assisting patrons in checking materials in and out, and helping with book displays.
Lend a hand by serving on a planning committee for various events sponsored by the WRC such as the Women's Empowerment Conference, Take Back the Night, and various awareness month activities.
Awareness Events and Other Activities
Help with creating displays, staffing events, creating publicity, and other activities for various awareness events such as breast cancer awareness, domestic violence awareness, sexual assault awareness, African American women's history, and women's history. Check the WRC Calendar of Events to see what's available.
We occasionally need survivors of dating/domestic violence and survivors of sexual assault who are willing to share their story with others. Examples of how this might be used would be in educational presentations, for awareness events or occasionally when we receive media requests for survivor interviews. If you would be willing to share your experience in any of these contexts, please let us know so we can add your contact information to our list.
All WRC volunteers are required to submit a volunteer application and attend an orientation session. Print the application from the link above and return to the WRC (3rd Floor Russell Hall) or call (205) 348-5040 for more information.
What's Being a Volunteer Like?
Read a Volunteer's Experience in our March 2010 newsletter. If you would like to volunteer on the "OUR VOICE" newsletter or other WRC publications, please contact (205) 348-5040.