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!

Volunteering at PennyWise

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.)

We welcome individuals and groups who are willing to share their time and talents.  For any information regarding volunteering at our PennyWise Resale Centers, contact Liz Moreno at lmoreno@fortbendwomenscenter.org.

Volunteering at the Women's Center

Training - Some of the volunteer opportunities require training, which is offered in January, May and September, on weekday evenings.  Our Direct Service & Advocate Training, is a state certified sexual assault program, requiring 30 hours of classroom education, 5 hours of self-study, and 5 hours of on-the-job training.  Our next session will begin in September 9th  

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 Fall 2014. We will be accepting applications for Jan 2015 beginning November 15, 2014. 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.

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

Volunteering for Special Events and Corporate Volunteer Projects

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

Girlfriends Giggle - February

Boogie - March

Music Fest - August

Ramsay Gillman Charitable Golf Tournament - November

Santa Store - December



The Next Volunteer Training Session Begins Sept 9

Interested in working directly with our clients or children? Please join us for our next volunteer training session. Our 40-hour training session is certified by the Office of the Attorney General.  Upon completion, participants are certified state-wide as Sexual Assault Advocates. Click here for schedule.

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

or 281-344-5759.

Congratulations to our 2014 May graduating class!