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WCH Volunteer Information:

Women and Children's Horizons mission is supported by many community volunteers. Volunteers are an essential component of WCH and we value the contributions of time and effort of each one of our volunteers.

WCH Volunteer needs:

Women and Children’s Horizons has many different volunteer needs. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer or would like more information regarding volunteer opportunities please contact WCH 262.656.3500.

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Click here to view electronic version of Nifty Thrifty volunteer application

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  • Our volunteers are required to meet the following criteria before being accepted:
  • Completed Volunteer Application
  • Satisfactory Reference Checks
  • Clear Law Enforcement and Social Service Record Checks
  • Agree to WCH Code of Conduct and Confidentiality
  • Has not used WCH services in the past three years
  • Complete training course (if interacting with clients)
  • Be at least 18 years of age

Are you interested? Are you over 18 and want to help?

Volunteer Opportunities - 18 years old and older

Shelter Volunteers - WCH operates a 24/7 shelter for victims and families. A Volunteer Shelter Advocate assists staff in support services to residents. This would include: teaching nutrition, child care, speaking with victims, playing with children, mentoring with homework, displaying a positive role model.  Shelter volunteer hours are flexible and include day, evening, weekend, and holiday hours.

Child Care Activities -Volunteers work to provide child care during resident groups, help tutor, interact with, and read to school age children during their daily “quiet time”, facilitate groups for children witnesses of domestic violence. We will train in group curriculum and encourage volunteers to become involved with our staff.

Parenting is a struggle in crisis situations. WCH offers weekly parenting groups facilitated by volunteers. If you have the knowledge and ability in this area, please consider becoming involved.

Monthly field trips are taken by our children. Adventurous, positive role models are needed to accompany these children on field trips.

Maintenance -WCH has two buildings; volunteers are needed for continual grounds maintenance, which would include snow shoveling in the winter and grass cutting and bush trimming in the summer. Volunteers are also needed for light general maintenance work.

Office Assistants - Volunteer office assistants help staff with tasks such as filing, document shredding, making copies, and putting together mailings. Time commitments vary per project.

Special Event Assistants - Throughout the year Women and Children’s Horizons participates in outreach events and fundraising activities. Information is shared at churches, health fairs, Harbor Market, expos, vigils, Sexual Assault Awareness Month (April), and Domestic Violence Awareness Month (October). Outreach volunteers hand out informational brochures and answer basic questions regarding WCH's services. Spanish speaking volunteers are also needed. Volunteers are also needed at our major fundraising events: Mardi Gras, Bowl-a-thon, Golf Outing, and Awareness Walk.

Nifty Thrifty - Volunteers are needed to help sort and organize donations at WCH's thrift store.

Other Opportunities - Whatever your talent or skill, please consider sharing them with WCH. In the past, volunteers have shared their artistic, graphic design, computer, repair, driving, parenting, jewelry-making, cooking, and organization skills. We appreciate it!

Volunteer Opportunities - Family and Groups

Women and Children's Horizons recognizes the value and importance of children learning to volunteer and share at a young age. Due to confidentiality issues, juveniles cannot volunteer within the shelter, however, here are some ideas that you and/or your family can do to help victims.

  • Organize a drive to collect: food, paper goods, personal hygiene items, toys, school/art supplies, or cleaning products.
  • Donate or collect clothing and household goods to our resale shop Nifty Thrifty. Items can be dropped off at 4200 39th Ave. Tuesday through Saturday 10am - 5:30pm.
  • Donate or collect winter coats, hats, gloves, scarves, and boots to our Winter Wraps Program.
  • Bring us your ideas on how you feel you can help.

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer please contact Rose Rosser at 262-656-3500 or email volunteercoordinator@wchkenosha.org

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