Thank you for your interest in volunteering with WINGS. We offer an array of direct and indirect service volunteer opportunities. No matter your interest, please keep in mind that before you’re able to volunteer with us, you must:
- Complete the volunteer application;
- Interview with the Program Director;
- Attend the general volunteer orientation;
- Pass background and reference checks; and
- Participate in additional training, as needed.
WINGS’ Indirect Service Volunteer Opportunities:
Community Outreach Community outreach volunteers contribute their time and talents to further develop human, material and financial resources for the WINGS Foundation. Possible volunteer opportunities include: distributing information at community events and health fairs; helping with WINGS hosted events (i.e. Speak Out! and Race for Healing); and marketing and networking assistance.
Special Events Special event volunteers contribute their time and talents to further develop human, material and financial resources of the WINGS Foundation. Possible opportunities include: chairing or working on an event committee for one of our two annual fundraising events and annual “Soaring to New Heights” Conference; assisting with set up, management and clean-up of special events; collecting silent auction donation items; and Colorado Gives Day projects.
Administrative Administrative volunteers work in the WINGS office. They assist the staff by answering the telephones, administering assessments/intakes, and performing light clerical and other duties as assigned.
Program Program volunteers work in the WINGS office and assist the Program Director and Bi-Lingual Program Coordinator with data collection, updating resource list for client referrals, administering surveys, follow- up with past WINGS survivors, checking WINGS’ main email box, research current reputable data, and other duties as assigned.
Technical Support Technical Support volunteers, under the supervision of the Program Director, assist WINGS’ staff with addressing ongoing technical needs and support. This volunteer must be “tech savvy”. In addition to the requirements listed above, volunteers interested in working directly with our clients must:
- be at least 18 years of age;
- attend the direct service training;
- complete 40 hours of hands-on victim advocacy training in the WINGS office;
- attend volunteer education/support meetings; and
- commit to one year of service to WINGS Foundation (the time frame may vary for practicum students).
Volunteers can participate in the following opportunity upon completion of these requirements: Advocacy Support Advocacy volunteers, under the supervision of the Program Director and Senior Clinical Manager, assist WINGS with the administering of client intakes and assigning clients to peer support groups, follow-up with existing group members, facilitation of quarterly client surveys, data collection, recording group attendance, assist with facilitating WINGS presentations, respond to callers in crisis, provide therapy referrals to clients, provide other applicable resources to survivors and other service providers, and other duties as assigned (this position will require 40 hours of victim advocate and WINGS training before you are able to serve in this capacity).
The Road to Becoming a Volunteer with WINGS Foundation is a painless fulfilling one! Simply:
- Click here to complete the Volunteer Application
- Schedule an interview with the Program Director
- Attend the General Volunteer Orientation
- Pass background and reference checks
- Attend Direct Service Training (if interested in direct service positions)
If you are a student working towards your associate or bachelor degree, or if you just have a passion for serving in this field, and would like more information about these volunteer opportunities, contact Jenny Stith at firstname.lastname@example.org. Current WINGS group members should contact WINGS’ Program Director to further discuss your interest in our volunteer opportunities. If you are a clinician or master level student and are interested in co-facilitating a group, please contact Erin Henry, Director of Clinical Programming, at email@example.com.