Volunteer

We have several annual events throughout the year and are always looking for volunteers to help us . You can also volunteer to be on one of our issue committees. The OWC has several issue areas including: aging, education, girls, health, incarceration, political participation, work and family, and violence. Please email us for more information

 

Volunteer Opportunities with our Coalition Partners:

If you are looking to get involved with the community, several of our Coalition Partner’s offer a wide range of volunteer opportunities. Check out the list below to see which opportunity matches your interests.

Calm Waters Center for Children and Families- Their volunteers are the backbone of their organization.  Annually, approximately 100 volunteers facilitate small groups, serve on the Calm Waters board of directors or assist with special events and administrative duties.  Calm Waters’ volunteers come from all walks of life, but all share a sincere desire to be part of the healing process for the families that we serve.

Domestic Violence Intervention Services, Inc.- Due to the nature of their work and the responsibility they entrust to their volunteers, all applicants must be 18 years or older. Volunteers can help with administrative duties, Court Advocacy, the Crisis Hotline, the Family Safety Center, Fundraising, Hospital Advocacy, and the Speaker’s Bureau.

Emergency Infant Services- Each month their volunteers provide over 1,000 hours of service and are an invaluable resource in their efforts to serve the many young families that come to them for help. Most of their volunteers come one day a week and volunteer as Receptionists, Baby Boutique Attendants, Family Interviewers, Donation Processors and much more.  Others serve on their annual event committee or the Executive Board, Junior Board and College Board.

Family Builders- Family Builders is a leader in the area on child abuse and domestic violence prevention. They offer volunteer opportunities for Childcare, Grounds Keeping, Office Assistant, Handyperson, Group Assistant (in Guthrie), and sanitizing toys and cleaning children’s playrooms.

Girl Scouts of Western Oklahoma- They offer a variety of flexible ways to get involved and make a difference! Whether you are male or female; young adult or retired; professional or stay-at-home parent, or even if you don’t have a girl in Girl Scouts, they need you! You decide how and when you are involved. Whether you give an hour, a day, or a year, you’re guaranteed to grow along with the girls, have fun and feel great knowing you helped inspire them to do great things!

Girl Scouts of Eastern Oklahoma- There are many flexible ways you can participate. Work directly with girls or adults to help them become confident leaders. Stay behind the scenes as a project-based volunteer. Volunteers of all backgrounds are needed,whether short- or long-term, women, men, parents,non-parents, college students, young professionals,or community partners. Some volunteer paths include: troop leader, events, educational series, traveling with the girls, camping with the girls, or Volunteer as a mentor with Girl Scouts Beyond Bars.

Infant Crisis Services- Currently a volunteer is needed to be an ambassador to represent Infant Crisis Services at various speaking engagements across central Oklahoma.

New Hope- Being a New Hope volunteer will be one of the best experiences you will ever have. You have the opportunity to help shape a child’s future for the better through time spent in positive and constructive activities that empower them to become successful adults. Some volunteer opportunities include: Girls’ Circle Co-leader, Mentoring, Help in the office, Fundraising, Boys’ Council Co-leader, Provide foodm, Summer Camp, Tutoring, Provide transportation, Assist with special program

Suited for Success- Their goal is to provide women with free business attire and give them the opportunity to attend career development workshops to increase their interpersonal skills in a business context. They are actively seeking volunteers to help them. A few ways to become involved are: Suiting Consultant, working one-on-one with a woman to find the appropriate interview ensemble; Sorters, helping to sort and to arrange donated clothing; Clerical volunteers, performing basic office functions; Fundraising volunteer, helping to raise necessary donations and grants; Workshop instructors, teaching employment related skills; and, Once monthly evening childcare provider, for their Career Club meeting.

Sunbeam Family Services- Sunbeam Family Services greatly appreciates the generous time and energy of our dedicated volunteers. If you are looking for the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of many, please consider becoming a Sunbeam Family Services volunteer! Those wishing to volunteer with clients must be at least 16 years old.

The Parent Child Center of Tulsa- As a caring individual concerned about the issue of child abuse and neglect in our community, there are many ways you can help. Volunteer opportunities vary in time commitment, level of training, and depth of involvement with clients. Some opportunities include: Never Shake a Baby, Kids on the Block Puppet Program, SafeCare®, General maintenance, Front Porch Project Support, Transportation, Ongoing landscape and garden maintenance, and General Clerical Work.

YWCA of Enid- YWCA Enid offers a wide range of roles and activities for anyone willing to give their time, talent and energy to make a difference in the Enid community and surronding counties. From retired individuals, students and all ages of civic organizations, to the individual that has a little extra time and heart for service, YWCA Enid offers numerous opportunities to make a difference and get involved. Some opportunities include: Crisis Center & Halfway House, Office & Maintenance, Sister’s Closet, Special Events, Special Projects, and serving on their Board of Director’s.

YWCA of Oklahoma City- The YWCA Oklahoma City requires Crisis Services Training for nearly all volunteers.  This training consists of four evening classes, from 6-9 p.m. each night, covering topics related to the services provided by the YWCA. Some volunteer opportunities include: Crisis Hotline, Economic Empowerment, Hospital Advocacy, Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE), Childcare, Reading to End Racism, Office Support, and Special Events. They also have several Group Activities available, including: Adopt-A-Room, Saturday/Sunday morning “Hot Breakfast”, Create personal care bags, and Beautification projects.

YWCA of Tulsa- Currently a volunteer is needed at the YWCA East – Multicultural Center. Opportunities include: English tutors, assist refugees and immigrants in learning functional English/practice partners; Cultural tutors, assist refugees and immigrants in American culture (i.e. take people to an American baseball game, rodeo, museums, etc.); Financial literacy mentors, help refugee’s understand American financial system, how to budget, use of credit, etc; U.S. Civics/history tutors; Naturalization tutors to work with legal permanent residents prepare for the U.S. citizenship exam (in our citizenship classes); Legal students that can assist immigration department with technical reviews; Refugee welcoming ambassadors, go to Tulsa Airport and bring welcoming baskets; and, Volunteers needed that speak Burmese and/or Burmese dialects, Spanish, Russian.