Volunteer for WEAP and the WCW

The valuable work of the Women’s Economic Agenda Project could not happen without the support and time of our volunteers and staff. With the upcoming World Court of Women on Poverty in the US coming up May 10 – 13, we could use all the help we can get!

Become a part of the historical event, the World Courts of Women on Poverty in the US by volunteering for one of our leadership positions. We need your support now more than ever in this final stage of preparation. 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. Click here (Link forthcoming) to review the job descriptions and sign up!

We are currently searching to fill a variety of volunteer positions, both for the WCW and ongoing after the event. We welcome all kinds of volunteers with different learning objectives and skill levels regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, etc.

You can find all relevant positions below.  Be sure to visit again as positions and shifts are added. Have a service you can offer that is not listed below? Let us know in the comments section below!

  • Documentation CoordinatorThese volunteers will be responsible for video, audio or written documentation for the event.
  • Blogger: This person will be responsible for blogging for the WCW page during the course of the event itself. Join us for this historical event and help utilize your online skills to build a movement.
  • Art Curator: Help keep our art safe! This person will manage our art displays.
  • Child Care Provider: This volunteer will be providing child care during the World Court of Women. Help support our attendees! Credentials required.
  • Registration Table Staff: This volunteer will be working the conference registration table during their shift, signing folks in, distributing literature and providing attendees with all of the proper paperwork. They will also be helping compile and organize registration prior to the event.
  • Food Coordinator/Server: Depending on the event, these volunteers will either help prepare meals or will help serve pre-pared meals.
  • Health Care Provider: These volunteers will help provide health care and medical suppose to those on site that may need it. Credentials required.
  • Performer: Performers are to be plugged into the appropriate section of the WCW. We are interested in singers, choirs, dancers, poets, emcees, spoken word artists, visual artists and much more.
  • Program Material Coordinator: Help put together the materials for registrants at the conference. This could includes organizing and collating large numbers of gift bags, pamphlet copies, etc.
  • Security: This person will be working to secure the premises throughout the course of the WCW. They will work the registration area, the round tables area, and generally circulate throughout the location.
  • Set Up and Breakdown Staff: This volunteer will help with the details of set or the details of breakdown before and after the event.
  • Sign Language Specialist: This person will be responsible for helping to ensure the participation of the deaf during the course of the WCW.
  • Runner: This person is responsible for managing the sound at a roundtable, cultural event, or specific event at the World Court of Women.
  • Sound Engineer: This person is responsible for managing the sound at a roundtable, cultural event or specific event at the World Court of Women.
  • Translater (Multiple Languages): This position is responsible for helping to transcribe, translate on the spot, or support speakers during panel discussions, roundtable and other WCW events.
  • Usher/Host: Ushers and Hosts are assigned to help keep the flow and movement of events throughout the day. They will also be information points for WCW and Laney Facility related questions.

  • 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 training in WEAP’s vision and body of knowledge to assist WEAP and allies.
  • People’s Education & Curriculum Development Leader: These volunteers will learn to and teach others in WEAP led Human Rights Education workshops and trainings.
  • 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 WEAP fact sheets and drafts  and produce and execute plans for internet and social media applications.
One Response to “Volunteer for WEAP and the WCW”
  1. Have any questions? Want to offer a service we do not have listed above? Let us know by leaving your comment here!

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