Donations of Time
The most common question that Women of the World gets is “how can I donate my time?” There are many answers to this question and the path the conversation takes will depend heavily on the volunteer. Commonly, volunteers want to work directly with refugees, helping in home visits, case work, delivering donations, tutoring in English, or childcare during meetings and training. This is a very rewarding type of time donation but other types of volunteering are possible too!
Women of the World has some office service needs in addition to the direct service of the community. Our volunteers are developing a resume and employment database, update case files, and improve upon or create learning materials for new language learners around children’s school, shopping, mail, medicine, employment, and community.
Finally, if a volunteer has a specific expertise that they want to share, a volunteer program can be specially tailored to this expertise. Examples include how our nursing student volunteers developed a home-visit picture binder for communicating important health information or realtors who help draft rental contracts beneficial to refugees.
Look to the individual volunteer pages linked below for the descriptions and requirements for our volunteer positions:
- Single Experience
We hope there are enough ideas on these pages that can help our volunteers to innovate from and support our new American neighbors!
Donations of Items
Women of the World is a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organization that accepts donations for refugee women and their families. Your lightly-used items can be donated to Women of the World and written off on your itemized tax deductions. Women of the World has little storage space for donations so your help in delivering donations not only reduces our inventory, but is also a wonderful experience for donators to meet their refugee neighbors.
Women of the World is most in need of the following items: