WRAC members outside of the capital in Des Moines, IA on Student Lobby DayAny 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 Application. 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. We offer new opportunities at the beginning of each Semester. Members must attend all sessions.
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 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).
Participants connect with the community and impact the lives of young women!
Teenage women from the Neighborhood Centers of Johnson County come to WRAC for weekly support and discussion groups that focus on friendships, relationships, self-care, self-respect, and self-explorations.
WRAC Youth Mentoring volunteers attend and participate in the weekly support groups and model healthy behaviors and share their own experiences. Each volunteer is matched with a teen and spends time during each of the weekly meetings mentoring in small groups and/or one-on-one.
Volunteers are required to attend 12 hours of training as well as the weekly support group meetings.