“What is Women of the World?”
Women of the World is a tax-exempt non-profit whose mission is to support women of all nations to achieve their dreams. We focus on helping refugee women get settled into their homes, learn English, and get a job or start a business. We also advocate for them at all levels: from negotiating with their landlord, to raising their rights in government, and with the many service organizations that support their first years in America.
“How can I help?”
Donations of time or money are needed by the Women of the World. Donations of money can be given at www.womenofworld.org/donations/ or you can sponsor the educational or developmental needs of our clients at www.womenofworld.org/sponsor/.
There are also lots of opportunities to volunteer your time. If you live in Utah, you can choose direct support of our clients in tutoring, home visits, helping with job apps, or administrative support in event planning, fundraising, promotion, data entry, or developing employment. We even have ways to outsource to different states some of our administrative tasks. Visit womenofworld.org/volunteer for more details and to fill out our volunteer form.
“What is the basic information I need to know about volunteering?”
We take our code of conduct very seriously. If you will be contacting our clients or their files, you will need to have a background check. Furthermore, we are committed to Critical Service, we are very involved in our clients’ lives and we expect our volunteers to commit in a serious manner: by being on-time, following up with clients and their providers, and being professional in all engagements.
“What is the commitment for volunteering?”
Our preference is for a 6 month commitment of at least 3 hours per week.
“Who do I contact?”
Use the contact page at the bottom of this form.
“When can I get started?”
Immediately and finally may I say thank you in advance to all those potential volunteers and funders out there watching this video. These women have gone to the ends of the earth to protect their families, now it is up to us here in Utah to make their lives a bit more comfortable, to give them a voice to protect their human rights, and, most importantly, to befriend them, make them feel welcome and wanted in our communities.