Women's Center Volunteer Application
Women's Center Volunteer Program Overview
The Women's Center Volunteer Program is a student working group devoted to furthering the mission and goals of the GC Women's Center. The Georgia College Women’s Center provides advocacy, gender equity education, resources, advances learning and academic excellence, and violence prevention education. The Women's Center Volunteer Program provides an opportunity for students to work closely with the Women's Center staff to advance our objectives by directly participating in the development and implementation of our initiatives.
One of the ways the Women's Center achieves its mission is through the development, implementation, and evaluation of educational programs. To maximize attitude and behavior change, programs are often created as a series with a longitudinal component. Signature programs include the Women on Wednesday and EMPOWER. Students will take active roles in developing the program themes, recruiting presenters, researching background information, and participating in the program.
Another way the Women’s Center achieves its mission is though the development, implementation and evaluation of large scale events. These events often impact large segments of the entire campus and raise awareness during a concentrated period of time. Signature programs include Clothesline Project, Take Back the Night, The Vagina Monologues and the Sexual Health Symposium. Students will take active roles in developing event themes, recruiting presenters, scheduling volunteers, and participating in the program.
Students will learn about the theories and methods of advocating for people seeking support, resources and referrals. Students will become familiar with the resources the Women's Center relies upon to provide the services and support to individuals in the Georgia College community. Furthermore, students will learn about the university, local, state, and federal laws and policies related to advocacy.
Students who cvolunteer with the Georgia College Women's Center will gain valuable knowledge regarding gender and gender inequalities and gain hands-on experience in organizing for social change in the pursuit of social justice.