Any student, staff or faculty member at the University of Iowa – and anyone in the surrounding community – can volunteer at the Center. No prior experience or special qualifications are needed for most volunteer positions as training is provided.
All volunteers are asked to submit a Volunteer Information Form. Training sessions are offered near the beginning of each Fall and Spring semester during the academic year.
Please call (319) 335-1486 if any arrangements for accommodations need to be made in order for you to participate.
Members must attend all sessions.
At the Women's Resource and Action Center, we provide a combination of useful direct service programs and powerful activism to create social change.
Your support is key in enabling us to respond to direct need with a vision to change the world.
Want to lead a WRAC support/discussion group? Sign up for Group Facilitator training and you’ll be on your way! (Participants need to attend ALL the sessions.) Training for Group Facilitators is held twice a year: near the beginning of the fall and spring semesters of the academic year (usually early September / early February).
Interested in joining a support or discussion group as a participant? Click here!
Interested in activism? Feminism? Social Justice? Diversity? Building Community?
WRACtivists engage in social justice projects which range from the serious to the light-hearted. Past, current and future projects include: Get Out the Vote campaigns, dating violence awareness, diversity discussion series, Fun Friday gatherings (including Crafternoons), activist training workshops, Take Back the Night, positive body image activism, and more! Training for WRACtivists is held twice a year; near the beginning of the fall and spring semesters of the academic year (usually early September/early February).
L.E.A.P. (Lead, Empower, Advocate, Prevent)
L.E.A.P. Volunteers are trained to co-facilitate bystander intervention workshops, carry out social media and/or messaging campaigns, and serve as role models for the campus community in identifying and intervening to prevent sexual and intimate partner violence. L.E.A.P. volunteers receive 15 hours of training, and are required to participate in ongoing monthly meet-ups as well as serving as co-facilitators and/or messaging/event planning project team members.