Volunteer Program





     The Women's Center's volunteers, ranging in age from 15 - 99, provided over 4,100 hours of services in 2008. They work in nearly all the areas in which we provide services, with the exception of crisis intervention and general advocacy. Following is a list of additional volunteer jobs that may be of interest to you:
     Please click here for our volunteer forms. (Note we are located in central Minnesota.) You will also be asked to provide us with information so we can do a background study. 
Help us keep our community safe!  Combine your skills with those of 40 other volunteers and staff dedicated to creating a peaceful community. While we welcome volunteers in a variety of areas, our priorities change from time to time. At this time we especially need: 

Receptionist
If you like to interact with a large variety of interesting people and are friendly, patient, good at multi-tasking, and love talking on the phone, this is the volunteer job for you. Greet shelter residents and visitors, answer the door and telephone and take messages for staff. Contact us right away by calling 218-828-1216 or by filling out a quick and easy on-line contact form.

Court Advocates
Help individuals fill out Order for Protection or restraining order forms and accompany them to court hearings to provide information and support. This is opportunity does NOT include legal representation or counsel.


Other Positions:

Children's Mentor
This position will require you to relate well to young people of varying ages and backgrounds. Do you like spending time with children, playing games or doing crafts with them? Then contact us at 218-828-1216 to learn more about becoming a children's mentor. Don't have time to call? Fill out our quick and easy on-line contact form.
Fundraiser
Invest in helping to end violence against women and children by joining one of three committees raising money through special events.  Enthusiastic, friendly, and skilled volunteers make it fun to be a member of these committees.  Or you might want to organize your own event to raise money for one of our programs.
Handyperson
Do minor repairs, perform monthly maintenance tasks, and/or assist with yard work.

❖ Office Assistant
Photocopying, collating and stapling, word processing, or helping with our newsletter are just some of the possibilities.
Receptionist
Answering phones, the front doors, greeting visitors, accepting donations, writing receipts, thank you's, and other tasks like making copies, etc. as needed. No computer knowledge required.
Public Speaker
Spread the word about the Women's Center and the work we do at the shelter and child safety center to community organizations, professionals, church and school groups.

Transportation Assistance
Drive shelter residents and their children to and from other shelters or to appointments outside of our home county. You can also choose to help women move to new housing.

You-nique Positions
Do you have a unique talent or interest? Talk to us about designing a one-of-a-kind volunteer experience. Call us at 218-828-1216 for an appointment. 

For more information or to inquire about a particular position, please contact us anytime at the following:


Mid-Minnesota Women's Center, Inc.
services:  Women's Shelter and the Alex & Brandon Child Safety Center
Attention: Debi C.
P.O. Box 602

Brainerd MN 56401
Email: debi.c@womenscenteronline.org
Call us at 218-828-1216

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