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OneKC for Women Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteers can connect directly with women through the OneKC for Women affiliates — Women’s Employment Network (WEN), Women’s Business Center (WBC) and Women’s Capital Connection (WCC) — to make an immediate impact on the lives of women in the Kansas City community. Volunteering is flexible to fit various schedules and interests. Join us in making a difference in the lives of women and their families.

Complete the Volunteer Application and email to our Volunteer Coordinator, Mickella Shecut.

Numerous volunteer activities to suit your interests and skill sets are available:

Guest Presenter / Workshop Facilitator

Share an area of expertise relevant to women entrepreneurs or women in the workplace.

Mentor

Coach/mentor a woman entrepreneur in a business start-up or business expansion. Coach a WEN client as they navigate their job search, or provide life or professional coaching.

Mock Interviewer

Conduct mock interviews with women participating in the WEN core training program.

Résumé Writing and Review

Work with WEN women face-to-face or remotely to help create or strengthen their résumés.

Job Search Assistance

Assist clients with job search techniques in WEN’s computer lab, or research job leads in targeted areas to update resource materials utilized by WEN graduates and trainees in their job search.

Panelist

Act as a panelist for educational events.

Phone Support

Make phone calls on behalf of OneKC for Women.

Professional Clothing Bank

Donate high-quality, seasonally appropriate, professional clothing and accessories to WEN program participants for job interviewing.

Clothing Bank Assistant

Assist in maintaining WEN’s on-site professional clothing bank.

Corporate Support

WEN Works: Businesses host office tours for WEN women in training. Visits may include special presentations, receptions, mock interviews or other opportunities for women to learn about succeeding in the workplace.

Core Training Support: Send a group of employees to cover a résumé-writing or mock-interviewing session at WEN.

Training Session Sponsors: Businesses and organizations can “adopt” a group of women in a WEN training session. Training sponsors contribute orientation and graduation gifts for each woman, such as pad folios, planners, motivational items, flowers, etc., as well as provide volunteer support throughout the training session.

Indirect Support

Board Membership: Join WEN’s board of directors.

Committee Membership: Work alongside WEN board members on such committees as Fund Development, Finance and Marketing.

Reach for the Stars Ambassador: Become involved in a grassroots fundraising campaign by developing a “Giving Circle” to support WEN.

Administrative Support: Provide support to staff members by performing various administrative duties such as data entry, acting as part time receptionist, preparing mass mailings, etc.

Episodic Volunteer: Respond to various requests for one-time volunteer needs, such as providing assistance at fundraising or community awareness events, or representing OneKC for Women at trade shows.

Speaker’s Bureau: Speak to various community groups about OneKC for Women or oversee an informational booth at community events.

Grantwriting Assistant: Assist with researching new grant opportunities and compiling information related to successful grant submission.