Cambridge Women's Center Volunteer Application
Thank you for your interest in volunteering with our Drop-In and Helpline program at the Cambridge Women's Center. If you have any questions, or problems with this application, please email our Volunteer Manager, Anna Plotkin-Swing:
Email address *
1. Full name *
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2. Phone number *
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3. Which of our upcoming training dates would you like to be considered for?
It is mandatory to attend a training session before beginning to volunteer at the center. Each training occurs on a Saturday from 10:00 am - 4:30 pm.
4. Why are you interested in Volunteering at the Cambridge Women's Center (CWC)? *
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5. How did you hear about the CWC? Have you been here before? *
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6. Do you have experience working with people who have experienced any of the following:
7. What is your experience with other volunteer work, nonprofits, or helplines?
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8. Describe a time you dealt with a crisis or when you were faced with a situation that required deescalation. How did you handle it? What did you do well? What would you do differently? How did you feel afterwards? *
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9. What role has community played in your life? Describe both how you have benefited from and contributed to a community that you have been a member of. *
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10. Describe a time you dealt with a difficult situation in a way you felt proud of. What are the skills and strengths you used to resolve this situation? *
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11. Physical Ability
We are happy to welcome volunteers of all physical abilities to the CWC. The center has an accessible street parking space right outside our door, is accessible by a wheel chair lift, and has a bathroom on the first floor. Lots of what our volunteers do can be accomplished within accessible spaces. Indicating your physical limits will not affect our consideration of your volunteer application! At the center, we emphasize self care and respecting your own boundaries. By being transparent and clear about your physical ability, you are letting us ensure we are able to provide you and all our volunteers a safe experience.
12. Is there anything else you would like us to know about your physical abilities?
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13. How many hours a week would you like to commit to volunteering? *
We require a minimum commitment of two hours a week for at least six months. We are always open to people volunteering more than 2 hours per week too!
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14. What is your availability?
The center is open Monday - Friday 10:00am - 8:00pm and Saturdays 10:00am - 3:00pm. Shifts are generally two hours long though you may request longer shifts if you prefer. Evening shifts (from 5:00pm onward) all last until 8:00pm. Please indicate the times you are available to volunteer below.
15. In addition to drop-in and helpline staffing hours, indicate below if there are any special projects you may want to take part in.
16. Describe what interests you about these areas and what skills or experience you may have to contribute. If you checked other - please elaborate!
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17. Do you speak any languages other than English? Please list below along with your proficiency level
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18. Is there anything else you would like to tell us about yourself?
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