Volunteer with MWEG
It takes all kinds of women with varying skills to run a nonprofit organization like MWEG. Current volunteers are authors, stay-at-home moms, scientists, attorneys, piano teachers, graduate students, and more. There is a place for everyone's talents and a need for all different kinds of help. You have something to offer, and we can use YOU!
How to Volunteer
Any woman interested in volunteering for MWEG should:
- Fill out the volunteer application. (To see a current list of volunteer openings, open the volunteer application.)
- Look for and reply to an email from MWEG.
- Form real friendships and relationships with faithful, peaceful, proactive women who are trying their best to make the world a better place.
- Work within a female-led and -staffed organization, exploring what it looks like when women set institutional priorities, work/life boundaries, organizational structures, and patterns of communication.
- Volunteer hours are flexible, and most can be done on your own schedule.
- Contribute from anywhere. You just need internet connection and a computer or other device.
- Receive invitations and access to special volunteer and sustaining member events and discounts.
- Gain professional skills and experience that can be added to a resume.
- Be part of something where you can make a meaningful difference in the world.
Frequently Asked Questions
How many hours will I need to commit?
I’ve been out of the workforce for a long time and don’t feel like I have skills or experience that are up to date. Can I still volunteer?
Do I need to have previous experience with the job I’m volunteering for?
I know MWEG started as a Facebook group. Do I have to be on Facebook to volunteer?
What if I’m not very interested in politics?
What kind of technology will I be required to use?
Do I have to be a Mormon (a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints)?
Do I have to be a woman?
Do I have to live in Utah?
Do you have paid positions?
Being a member of MWEG was empowering, but being a volunteer raises that to a new level. Volunteering has filled a need in my life to be of service in a bigger way.
Volunteering has been a great experience for me. When I volunteered, I didn’t think I had anything of value to contribute. However, I am able to do something that helps the organization run just a little bit smoother, which helps others do their jobs a little bit better, which helps MWEG accomplish its mission. No matter what you feel you bring to the table, there is always something you can do.
Everybody is busy. The great thing about MWEG volunteering is that time commitments can be minimal and can often be completed on your schedule. The best part for me is that the work I do is rewarding and has given me valuable relationships with a delightful team of women.
Volunteering with MWEG has allowed me to jump right in rather than waiting for the right moment, cause, or when I ‘know enough.’ It allows me to learn from others as we work through issues together with layers of scaffolding and support.
MWEG works to ensure volunteers are trained, supervised, and supported so they can be successful and productive in their work as well as ensure that the relationship is beneficial to both the volunteer and organization. MWEG volunteers will go through an informal interview process and are required to participate in up to two hours of initial orientation and training. It is expected that volunteers will maintain consistent communication with their volunteer supervisor about their ability to volunteer on a regular basis. Volunteers serve under the discretion of MWEG's executive directors. No volunteer position is guaranteed.