The valuable work of the Women’s Economic Agenda Project could not happen without the support and time of our volunteers and staff.
In the face of state budget cuts slashing crucial services to the most at risk communities, corporate greed and record numbers of women living in poverty, we offer a critical analysis of capitalism through a women and poverty lens. We are calling on you to become involved and to mobilize your communities to help present both the problems and the solutions.WEAP is rooted in the belief that all people deserve to live dignified lives. Throughout our long history of community work, we have consistently highlighted the atrocities that poor women and their families face in the richest country in the world.
Over the years, WEAP has conducted and participated in numerous local, state, national, and international campaigns, forums, conferences and discussions concerning economic human rights, poverty elimination, homelessness, welfare reform, women in poverty, globalization, and living wage jobs. In 2012, WEAP hosted the first ever US-based World Courts of Women on Poverty in the US resulting in the creation of Resolutions of Action (ROA). Since then, we continue to provide education and leadership development to community members on the importance of building a broad transformative movement to end poverty.
We are currently searching to fill a variety of volunteer positions and welcome all kinds of volunteers with different learning objectives and skill levels regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, etc.
WEAP Volunteer Opportunities
- Fund Development Researcher/Assistant: Help build a movement! These volunteers will use their skills to help identify funding prospects, do research when appropriate for WEAP materials, and help draw up proposals grants and other funding opportunities.
- Health Care and Human Rights Trainee: This volunteer will specialize in learning and trainingin WEAP’s vision and body of knowledge to assist WEAP and allies in communicating WEAP’s message
- Institute for Justice and Economic Security (IJES) Intern:These volunteers will learn to and teach others in WEAP led Human Rights Education workshops and trainings as well as help update curriculum
- Social Justice/Teach-In Assistant: These volunteers will assist with Social Justice and human rights training, outreach projects and various other tasks within WEAP. Volunteers should have already had Human Rights training and some outreach experience.
- Speakers Bureau Participant: Be part of the speaking team for WEAP and represent human rights and healh care through the WEAP Speakers Bureau.
- Web & Social Media Assistant: Help develop and/or update WEAP teaching tools including fact sheets and flyers, assist in regular website updates and e-newsletters and produce and execute plans for internet and social media applications.
I Want To Volunteer!
Provide your name, contact information, and your area of interest to get started as a WEAP volunteeer.