Flexibility: High

Social Engagement: High

What’s What: More than 1 in 8 women live in poverty. It’s no secret that the key to a healthier society is to educate and elevate women and girls. 

Amava Take: There are so many ways to help: at domestic violence shelters, women’s veterans organizations and girl’s education organizations just to name a few. If you’re looking for a way to make a positive impact, consider doing some work to support women in your community or elsewhere. 

From the Front Lines: 

What kinds of candidates are you looking for to fill these positions? 

Anyone who has some time and energy to give can find a way to support women and girls.

Any tips for first-timers to make it a productive and fulfilling experience?

Humility and curiosity go a long way in any situation.

What’s a typical daily schedule like?

There are all kinds of arrangements for volunteers.

From the Trenches:  

What’s the most satisfying part of the job/experience?

It is amazing to give my time and efforts to help people who already contribute to society and will continue to do so.

How would you describe the hard parts?

Sometimes it is hard to stay hopeful when people have it so hard.

What surprised you the most about the experience?

That I learned more than I taught.

Special Requirements: Every organization has its own standards for volunteers. Once you connect with the right one, you should be able to find the right fit and learn the ropes.

Finding a Position: National organizations can connect you with a variety of ways to support women and girls. If you want to help out with domestic violence survivors check out this how-to and follow the links. If your heart is with supporting female veterans, there are networks of volunteers you can join. Search up women’s shelters in your area and you’ll find lots of opportunities to volunteer.