Volunteers Needed to Deal with Our Dirty Laundry


In preparation for the opening of our new Richmond PennyWise we have bags of clothing that have been in storage and now need to be washed.  If you are willing to wash a bag or two, stop by one of our PennyWise Resale Centers or contact Amber @ apaaso@fortbendwomenscenter.org

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The Next Volunteer Training Session Begins May 6

Interested in working directly with our clients or children? Please join us for our next volunteer training session.

For more information, visit contact Amber Paaso at apaaso@fortbendwomenscenter.org

or 281-344-5759.

Congratulations to our 2014 January graduating class!

Back Row: Felicia Mask-Jackson, Jane Bullock, Debbie Moratto, Raji Aiyer

Front Row: Mary Madrigal, Cacey Hershey, Jessica Brewster


Impact, Empower & Engage

Impact, Empower & Engage is a primary prevention series designed to engage individuals, to become integral actors in the prevention of not only sexual violence but violence in general. The goal of the program is to address individual and societal norms supportive of interpersonal violence including sexual harassment, sexual assault and bullying.

Our programs are based on the positive approach that adolescents have the skills and strength to affect social change within their communities. In fact, teens are the experts on their peers and have the ability to empower change through positive peer leadership and role-modeling. Included in this series is the Expect Respect Safe Teens Leadership Program, an interactive training in interpersonal violence prevention and peer leadership for ages 12 to 18. The 8 module curriculum incorporates educational materials, video presentations, handouts and activities designed to facilitate learning about bullying, sexual harassment, sexual assault, healthy and abusive dating relationships, the warning signs of abuse, and practical tools for bystander intervention. If you are interested in any of our Impact, Empower & Engage programs, contact Amber Paaso at 281-344-5759. Programs can be customized and shared in a variety of settings.



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Introducing V-Blast!

Sometimes volunteer needs pop up suddenly, whether is it help with a donation drive, a special project or an outreach fair. To fill these sudden needs, we are introducing V-Blast---a text blast program that will allow us to contact you immediately.  This is an opt in program. 

Sign up for V-Blast, our volunteer texting program, by texting the word fbhelps to 72727.

How to Become a Volunteer:

Volunteers are critical to the success of many of our programs.  We welcome any individual, company, school or organization to join us in support of our mission through volunteering.

What Can Volunteers Do? - We offer a variety of opportunities!  Some of these opportunities include answering the hotline, helping with office work, volunteering in the play care area, helping at one of our special events, speaking in local schools about violence in relationships, working in one of our resale stores, tutoring adults or children, and many other ways. Click here to see a chart of volunteer opportunities.

Right now we have an urgent need for volunteers at our PennyWise Resale Center in Richmond!

Training - Some of the volunteer opportunities require training, which is offered in January, May and September, on weekday evenings.  Our next session will begin in May.   

Individual Volunteers - To sign up as a volunteer, please complete this volunteer application and return it to apaaso@fortbendwomenscenter.org or fax it to 281-232-5041. If you have questions or would like to register for training, please contact Amber Paaso at apaaso@fortbendwomenscenter.org or at 281-344-5759.

Internships/Practicums - All our internship slots are filled for Spring and Summer 2014. We will be accepting applications for Jan 2014 beginning November 15, 2013. To apply for an internship or practicum, please complete this internship application and return it to apaaso@fortbendwomenscenter.org or fax it to 281-232-5041.

School Service Hours - If you need school service hours for organizations such as YES, YIP, NHS, or HCC, please click here for instructions about volunteering at one of our PennyWise Resale Stores. (Minimum age 16 years for school service hour volunteers.)

Group Volunteers - Please contact Amber Paaso at 281-344-5759 or at apaaso@fortbendwomenscenter.org

Special Event Volunteers -Please contact Patty Holt at 281-344-5761 or at pholt@fortbendwomenscenter.org