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Volunteer with CWEALF!

Donating your time is a vital contribution to our organization. CWEALF has several volunteer opportunities throughout the year in a wide variety of special project including communications and marketing, staffing events, general office support, and on our Information and Referral (I&R) line

If you are interested in volunteering, please submit a completed volunteer form to Denise Rhone at drhone@cwealf.org to learn what is available and how you can get involved. We will also sign you up to our volunteer email list to receive volunteer opportunity alerts as they come up. 

 

 Who are our volunteers?  

  • People who want to actively participate in supporting women, girls & their families
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  • People who are non-judgmental and accepting
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  • People who respect a diverse work environment

 

How much time would I be expected to volunteer?

That depends on you, your availability and your interests. Volunteers are typically needed Monday-Friday during 9-5 business hours. 

 

What type of work do volunteers do?

There are different ways you can help CWEALF make a difference! Examples include answering our Information & Referral (I&R), creating graphic designs, or helping at events.

CWEALF volunteers should have strong communication, writing and computer skills. Volunteers are expected to demonstrate general work-related skills such as punctuality, responsibility, and thoroughness.

 

How do I get started?

View our volunteer opportunities below and download and complete CWEALF's Volunteer Form. Once you download the form and submit via:  

  • Email: drhone@cwealf.org
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  • Fax: (860) 524-0705
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  • Mail: CWEALF, 75 Charter Oak Avenue, Suite 1-300, Hartford, CT 06106

 

Volunteer Opportunities 

Information and Referral Volunteers

Want to make a difference in the lives of people in your community? CWEALF seeks passionate volunteers to staff our Information and Referral (I&R) line. Our Information & Referral program is a unique service that works to guarantee equal access to justice for all Connecticut residents. Trained volunteers answer calls and emails to provide clients with free legal information on primarily family law and employment discrimination, as well as attorney and community agency referrals.

I&R volunteers receive in-depth training and are thus are asked to commit to at least six months of service.

 Responsibilities include:   

  • Answering telephone calls and email inquiries regarding legal matters  
  • Collecting demographics and inputting data into our online software system   

Requirements:    

  • A minimum commitment of six months
  • Must be available for two to four hour shifts between  Mondays-Fridays, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. 
  • Compassionate and ability to work with diverse populations
  • Spanish speakers a plus 

To apply, please submit a completed CWEALF Volunteer Form and resume (resume is optional) to Denise Rhone at drhone@cwealf.org

 

Short-term opportunities: 

Engage Girls in Non-traditional Careers

CWEALF advances gender equity in schools with training and activities for teachers and students that recruit and retain girls in non-traditional careers. CWEALF is organizing a speed networking and career awareness activity for Region 8 freshman students in Hebron, CT.

CWEALF seeks:

  • Four adult volunteers to assist CWEALF staff with the program (greeting speakers, moving student groups, keeping time, taking pictures, etc.)
  • Female professionals in business, computer science, engineering, manufacturing, and construction.

When: on February 25th from 8am-11am (snow date February 26th)

Where: Hebron, CT

What: 4 adult volunteers to assist CWEALF staff with the program and we also need female professionals who are in business, computer science, engineering, manufacturing, and construction.

If interested, please contact Denise Rhone at drhone@cwealf.org as soon as possible.

 

 

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