Why Should I Volunteer?
Volunteering with the Women's Center is fun, productive, and educational. People who volunteer with us form new friendships, develop as leaders and members of society, and participate in meaningful events and programs that educate others about the importance of women's issues. Plus, volunteering of any kind is a great resume-builder!
Who Can Volunteer?
Contrary to popular belief, the Women's Center isn't just for women! We welcome and accept volunteers from all genders, ethnicities, and backgrounds. The only requirement is that our volunteers be attending Appalachian State University.
How Can I Volunteer?
There are two ways to volunteer in the Women's Center:
Desk Shift - Desk Shift volunteers are committed members of the Center who sit at the front desk for at least an hour per week per semester. They greet and provide resources to people who walk in the Center, tally visitors, and help with miscellaneous projects for events or programs. All desk shift volunteers must complete Desk Shift Training, which is offered at the beginning of every semester. This training includes information on how to deal with on-campus emergencies and peer counseling.
Events and Programs - Event and Program volunteers are people who don't have time for a weekly desk shift, but still want to assist with Women's Center events. They attend Women's Center meetings, meet with event committees, and execute all of the duties required to host an event or program. They do not have to complete Desk Shift Training, and can join the Center at any point during the semester.
Ready to become a volunteer? Download and print out our volunteer application and bring it into the Center to get started!