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Step 1. Create a Volunteer Account
All individual volunteers (including minors) must create a volunteer account through VolunteerHub – Women Giving Back’s Volunteer Management Portal.
Step 2. Read our Volunteer Handbook
Our top priority is to always keep our staff, volunteers, and the clients we serve safe. Please take a few minutes to read our Volunteer Handbook that will better prepare you for your volunteer role and expectations. Sign up and attend a volunteer orientation.
Step 3. Attend an Orientation
All New and Inactive* individual volunteers are required to attend an in-person orientation prior to volunteering. Pre-registration is required to attend an orientation.
*Inactive volunteers: 2+ years since last onsite volunteering at WGB.
Step 4. You’re Ready to Sign Up for Upcoming Volunteer Shift
Volunteers are the heart of Women Giving Back. With the help of thousands of volunteers and hundreds of corporate groups we are able to provide for the women and children we serve.
We welcome volunteers of all skill levels to contribute their time and talents, supporting local women as they gain the strength, stability, and confidence they need to rebuild their lives. Whether as an individual, corporate team, community, faith-based group or just a group of friends, there are many ways to volunteer.
COVID Requirements: As of October 1st masks are optional inside our facility. They are recommended when working in the store and available to volunteers. You CANNOT volunteer if you have COVID, are experiencing any COVID or cold symptoms, or have been in contact with someone who has or might have COVID within the last 10 days.
The minimum age to volunteer at WGB is 12 years old. Volunteers between the ages of 12-15 must have one adult chaperone for every five volunteers. Youth unaccompanied with a parent/guardian must provide a waiver slip signed by a parent/guardian prior to volunteering. Digital waivers coming soon.
All volunteers must pre-register for volunteer shift prior to their arrival.
Extra precautions are being taken to make the boutique and warehouse environment as safe as possible. Effective, October 1st, masks are optional. They are encouraged store days and available at the volunteer check in desk. Volunteers are encouraged to wash your hands when you arrive and before you leave; ample hand sanitizer is available. Gloves are also available but aren’t required. You CANNOT volunteer if you have COVID, are experiencing any COVID or cold/flu symptoms, or have been in contact with someone who has or might have COVID within the last 10 days.
Yes, all individual volunteers (12 yrs and older) are required to create their own volunteer account to use to sign up and check in and out for their shifts.
If you have not volunteered at WGB within 2 years, you are considered to be an inactive volunteer. Things are always evolving and our facility is constantly being reconfigured to keep up with the needs. Orientations with the facility tour provide up to date guidelines to keep things running smoothly and most importantly to keep everyone who visits WGB safe.
I signed up to volunteer at a WGB shift through my groups website, do I have to sign up on the WGB volunteer portal as well?
Yes, with the exception of approved large corporate groups, all volunteers have to sign up to volunteer on WGB's Volunteer Portal.
Host a Drive
Organizing a drive for Women Giving Back is a great way for your social, civic, church, or business group to serve a very worthy cause. Make us part of a giving-back day for your company. Energize your scout troop or youth sports team to do a collection in their neighborhoods. Manage a community donation box with your faith-based group.
Hosting a drive has never been easier and we’re here to help! We will provide you with donation boxes, receipts and customizable flyers for your drive. Click here for a step-by-step guide for hosting your own drive.
Want to host a drive? Please email email@example.com
Please email any pictures to firstname.lastname@example.orgDonation Drive Guide
Snack Pack Program
WGB helps supply kids with nutritional breakfasts and snacks while their mothers shop because these children often miss their meal at the shelter in order to come to WGB’s facility.
Snack packs are filled with two-day meals during the school year, summer and other school breaks. These are prepared by volunteer groups and off-site.
If you are going to prepare snack packs to bring in please reach out to email@example.com prior to starting.Snack Pack Guide
Group or Corporate Volunteering
Corporate Social Responsibility programs can not only improve corporate culture in many ways but shows what your company stands for. Volunteering is known to help improve employee attraction, encourages employees to work together, and provides a natural sense of accomplishment.
We welcome individuals, groups, families, schools/universities, businesses of any size, religious organizations, clubs and more.Learn More
Tasks range from organizing and restocking items in the boutique, greet, check-out and helping clients find appropriate clothing. Manage needs much like a retail department store would. Bilingual (Eng./Span.) volunteers are always needed to assist at the client check-in desk.
Requirements: Must sign up for a volunteer shift in advance (no walk-in’s accepted). Must be at least 16 years old and identify as female. Dress comfortably, but remember you are also a role model for our clients. Be prepared for extended periods of standing, bending, reaching and light/moderate lifting.
Age Minimum: Requirements can vary depending on the population and sensitivity of clients being served in the boutique during the volunteer shift. 16+ without a parent/guardian. 12-15 yrs. old accompanied by a parent/guardian at all times.
Tasks range from sorting, organizing, hanging and storing incoming clothing and seasonal donations. Packing and boxing off-season donations and organizing and maintaining the storage space. Assist at unloading and moving large donation, diaper and snack pack drop-offs to the appropriate storage area.
Requirements: Must sign up for a volunteer shift in advance (no walk-in’s accepted). Dress comfortably and wear closed toed shoes. Be prepared for extended periods of standing, bending, reaching and light/moderate lifting. Accommodations can be made for volunteers with mobility impairments. Please contact our volunteer engagement specialist at least 7 days prior to your shift.
Age Minimum: 16+, 12-15 accompanied by a parent or guardian at all times
Receive donation items that are dropped off by donors or picked-up by the WGB van. Assist with the processing of donations from the loading area to the warehouse.
Requirements: Must sign up for a volunteer shift in advance (no walk-in’s accepted).Dress comfortably for the weather and wear closed toed shoes. Safety vest will be provided. Must be at least 16 years old. Be prepared for extended periods of standing, bending, reaching and able to lift up to 50 lbs. Be prepared to work in both indoor and outdoor as needed.
Age Minimum: 16+