What our Volunteers are saying:
I love the interaction among the participants. I love to hear them say to their classmates, “You taught me something new.”
WiNGS members were able to bond by the 3rd class and I didn’t have to do ice breakers – they started the morning by sharing what they had applied/learned from prior classes with other members. It felt good to see them connecting with eachother and me being a ‘facilitator’ to that.
WiNGS invites you to join us in our work.
So much of our success is from caring people like you who share their talents and their expertise to help others find a path to a better life.
Volunteer opportunities vary based on the amount of time you have to give and how involved you’d like to be with our members. You decide when and where you’d like to volunteer. The good news is we provide any training you might need to prepare you to be successful.
Becoming a volunteer is easy. Download an application today and you’re on your way!
For more information or to meet with a member of our community engagement team, call 214.584.2316 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Who can volunteer for WiNGS?
WiNGS volunteer opportunities are available for individuals, groups, organizations, and companies. Volunteering is open to women and men 18 years of age and older; all WiNGS volunteers undergo criminal background and reference checks as well as Volunteer Orientation prior to placement.
What will I do as a WiNGS volunteer?
We work thoughtfully to match your skills and interests to opportunities that are meaningful and energizing for you. Bilingual volunteers are particularly needed.
What do you like to do?
Small Business Guest Speakers
Share your expertise with women starting or growing their small business. Experts are needed in areas including financial management, law, marketing research, personal development skills and hiring practices. Each guest speaking engagement is between 45 and 60 minutes. Opportunities are available daytime, evening and weekend hours.
Coaches & Mentors
Volunteers looking to work one-on-one with members (clients) have an opportunity to become a business mentor or financial coach. Coaches help members work towards their financial or small business goal by providing knowledge, encouragement and accountability. Coaching and mentoring sessions take place at the WiNGS Center at Ebby’s Place and are offered daytime, evening and weekend hours. Training is provided on the WiNGS coaching/mentoring model prior to connecting volunteers with members.
Skill Development Workshops
Volunteers are needed to provide one-time skill workshops on a variety of topics to help members build personal and/or professional skills. Volunteers teach public speaking, resume writing, and job search techniques. For those looking to grow professionally, WiNGS seeks experts to teach topics such as business tax workshops, computer skills, and communication in the workplace. Workshops range between 60-90 minutes and are held during evening and weekend hours. Workshops can be led by an individual instructor or a panel of successful business professionals.
Financial Education Workshop Leaders
Volunteers are needed to facilitate the 12-hour WiNGS Financial Education Workshop Series, and 90-minute Continuing Education and Tax Credit Education classes. Workshops are held at the WiNGS Center as well as in the community on weekdays, weeknights and Saturday mornings. You choose a location and time that works with your personal schedule. You are provided with training and class materials.
Groups are needed to provide outreach within WiNGS’s new neighborhood and targeted communities. With support from WiNGS Volunteer Coordinators, these groups attend community events, market WiNGS programming and recruit members or volunteers to get involved with WiNGS. Training is provided.
General office and administrative volunteers are needed to assist with filing, assembling training materials and data management. Those looking to interact with WiNGS members assist with greeting and intake, follow-up calls and appointment reminders. All volunteers receive training on their specific roles and are provided individual workstations.