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Volunteer

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Want to volunteer for a one-time project? Interested in on-going volunteer participation? WRC has a place for you! There are opportunities for women, men and youth (over 18). Volunteer Opportunities Include: reception duties, Transitions4Women support, clothing closet coordination, pantry maintenance, data entry, mentoring, facilitating programs and workshops and representing WRC at community events, fairs & festivals.  Due to client privacy, volunteers must be 18 years old or have completed High School to volunteer at Women’s Resource Center. 

Please complete this short application and our Volunteer Coordinator will contact you.  Click here for more information on volunteer opportunities and to submit an application.

 

Women’s Wellness Cooperative                             

Women’s Resource Center will begin facilitating a Women’s Wellness Cooperative in our community in 2019. This Co-op will have a significant focus on Mental Wellbeing and Empowerment for Women in our community. This project is a direct result of what our community asked for, so we want to let our community be the leaders.

WRC is actively recruiting volunteer co-op leadership to kick start this project! What Is A Cooperative? A cooperative is an autonomous association of people united voluntarily to meet their common economic, social, and cultural needs and aspirations through a jointly managed and democratically controlled enterprise. Cooperatives are based on the values of self-help, democracy, equality, fairness, and solidarity. Co-op members believe in the ethical values of honesty, openness, social responsibility, and caring for others and the environment. While Cooperatives are typically a shared business enterprise where members pay dues to the organization, we are adapting the Cooperative model as a free program for our community. While there may be fees associated with some individual programs, there will not be monthly dues associated with this group. What Will I do as a Co-Op Leader?

Cooperatives put their values at the heart of their organization. Our leadership committee will begin by working together to build the ground floor and model of the Co-Op. As a leader, you will work together with other leaders to develop plans for mental and emotional wellness workshops and events. These will range from serious topics such as boundary setting, to enrichment and bonding activities such as yoga. You will work to recruit facilitators for these workshops, offer your own skills and experiences, and host at our space during these events. These duties will be shared among members (you do not have to be at every event, every time). This is estimated to be approximately a 4 hour commitment per month.

While WRC staff will be involved and present for guidance during the initial stages, it is our hope that the cooperative is eventually self-sustaining, and able to benefit our community for years to come.

There are no special credentials required to be a part of the leadership committee. All we ask is that you be passionate about women’s issues and willing to step out of your comfort zone to help our community!
Sounds great. What’s next?

If you are interested, please complete a short application and our Volunteer Coordinator will contact you.  Click here for more information on volunteer opportunities and to submit an application.  In addition to your application, please attach a brief statement including why you would like to be a leader in the Co-op and what women’s empowerment means to you. This can be emailed to communitysupport@wrchickory.org or mailed to PO Box 1608, Hickory NC 28603. All applications must be received by May 15th, 2019.

Women’s Resource Center will make the greatest effort to select the most diverse group of participants for our first group of leaders. Please understand we will not be able to choose everyone at this time. We hope you will still support the Co-op, and get involved with future opportunities so we can grow our community!

If you have additional questions, please feel free to reach out to Kelley Hayward at 828-322-6333 or communitysupport@wrchickory.org.

 

Donate Clothing

Effective February 28, 2019, Women’s Resource will no longer be taking clothing.  We are expanding our Emergency Pantry and outgrowing our space.  Please gift your clothing to other local charities that we will use as resources.

Thank you for your past donations which have helped many women “Dress for Success”.

 

Donate Pantry Products

The Personal Pantry at the Women’s Resource Center provides women and their families with the basics, such as personal hygiene and cleaning products, that can’t be purchased with food assistance programs. It is challenging to rely solely upon financial donations to help keep the pantry stocked with these basic necessities.  At times monies that could be used to help a woman with job search transportation costs (bus passes and gas cards) must be used to purchase tampons, toilet paper or laundry detergent. Click here to find out what items we stock in our pantry and how to donate.


Women's Resource Center empowers women through workforce development, advocacy, enrichment programs and community partnerships.