Volunteer

Volunteer with us!

Mujeres Latinas en Accion has a variety of different programs and services in which volunteers can become involved. Our mission at Mujeres Latinas en Accion is to empower Latinas and their families through our services. An interested volunteer applicant must be 18 years of age or older and should share the same vision of wanting to make a difference in the Latino community.

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, case management regarding public benefits and child support, working with our afterschool programs for children and teenage girls, 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.

If you are interested in volunteering with any of our programs, please fill out our volunteer application, and submit it to Jimena at jimena@mujereslat.org or by fax at 773-890-7650, or by mail to 2124 W. 21st Place, Chicago, IL 60608

Volunteer Application

Volunteer with the Domestic Violence program
If you are interested in volunteering with our Domestic Violence program, you must be 18 years of age or older, be completely fluent in both English and Spanish, and you must complete a 40-hr intensive training on Domestic Violence, mandated by the State of Illinois. Please submit a volunteer application and indicate your interest in the Domestic Violence program, and see below for our upcoming training dates and times.

Domestic Violence Training schedule

Volunteer with the Sexual Assault program
Prospective volunteers for the Sexual Assault program must be over the age of 18, have access to transportation, feel comfortable communicating in English and pass a DCFS background check. The DCFS background check will need to be cleared before any services on behalf of Mujeres are provided. 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.

Sexual Assault Training schedule

Volunteer with the Latina Leadership Program (citizenship)
If you are interested in helping eligible legal permanent residents to apply for their U.S. Citizenship, you can be part of our New Americans Initiative efforts. We need bilingual volunteers at our monthly citizenship workshops. Support a good cause, learn new skills and help members of your community take this important next step in their lives. 

Latina Leadership Volunteer Application

Citizenship Volunteers Training schedule

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 Proyecto Juventud Program
Prospective volunteers for the Proyecto Juventud Program must be over the age of 18, have access to transportation, feel comfortable communicating in English and pass a DCFS and criminal background check. Both background checks will need to be cleared before any services on behalf of Mujeres are provided. Proyecto Juventud is an after-school program, therefore assistance is needed in the afternoons and evenings. To volunteer with Proyecto Juventud we require a commitment of 3 months minimum.  Please submit a volunteer application and indicate your interest in the Proyecto Juventud Program.

Youth Volunteer Application


Contact

To volunteer for any of Mujeres’ programs or initiatives, please call Jimena at (773) 890-7676 or download the application below, and send to:

jimena@mujereslat.org

Volunteer Application