Volunteer

Volunteer with us!

Volunteer applicants should be familiar with issues affecting Latino culture, be bilingual, and willing to help in there area of interest in order to make a difference. Volunteers at Mujeres will gain knowledge and experience in working with crisis situations regarding domestic violence and sexual assault, working with our afterschool programs for teenage girls and boys, helping in voting and citizenship campaigns, aiding in supervising child visitation sessions, or even helping our Development team in securing donations or organizing events to make sure our programs can continue to serve our community.


Volunteer Application

 

Volunteer with the New Americans Initiative Citizenship Workshops

Mujeres' Latina Leadership Program facilitates monthly citzenship workshops through the New Americans Initiative (NAI). If you are interested in helping eligible legal permanent residents to apply for their U.S. Citizenship, as well as learning new skills, come volunteer with us. For more information about NAI, click here

Qualifications

  • Bilingual Spanish and English
  • Ability to work on the weekends

To sign up for the citizenship training or for more information, please call Carina Delgado at 773-890-7673 or email carina@mujereslat.org

 

Volunteer with the Domestic Violence Program

Domestic Violence Program volunteers perform intakes with clients who are survivors of domestic violence and attend fairs and events to give presentations and provide information about Mujeres. 

Qualifications:

  • Must be 18 years of age or older
  • Fluent in both English and Spanish
  • Complete a 40-hr intensive training on Domestic Violence, mandated by the State of Illinois. 

 

Volunteer with the Sexual Assault Program

Sexual Assault Program volunteers translate and provide support for survivors of sexual assault while they are in the hospital. Volunteers also attend fairs and events to give presentations and provide information about Mujeres. A large part of the medical advocacy takes place in the evenings, middle of the night and weekends therefore flexibility in one’s schedule is necessary.

Qualifications:

  • Must be over the age of 18
  • Have access to transportation
  • Feel comfortable communicating in English and Spanish
  • Pass a DCFS background check. The DCFS background check will need to be cleared before any services on behalf of Mujeres are provided. 

 

Volunteer with the Proyecto Juventud Program

Proyecto Juventud is an after-school program, therefore assistance is needed in the afternoons and evenings. A commitment of 3 months minimum is required to volunteer with Proyecto Juventud. 

Qualifications:

  • Must be over the age of 18
  • Have access to transportation
  • Feel comfortable communicating in English
  • Pass a DCFS and criminal background check. Both background checks will need to be cleared before any services on behalf of Mujeres are provided. 

Youth Volunteer Application


Contact

To volunteer for any of Mujeres’ programs or initiatives, please call the volunteer coordinator Jimena Flores at (773) 890-7674 or download the application below, and send to:
jimena@mujereslat.org