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.
Volunteers in Programming (VIP) is a new volunteer initiative at the Women’s Resource and Action Center. VIPs will meet weekly to plan and execute programming in WRAC and/or in collaboration with other campus and community organizations. The kinds of programs and events that volunteers may plan and implement are unlimited and based on the intersection of the interests and skills of the VIPs and the interests of the community in general. Volunteers will be expected to attend scheduled meetings, help plan and implement at least one event each semester, and support other VIPs in their events.
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).
A group of student volunteers who work to promote anti-violence work across the University of Iowa campus and community. L.E.A.P members are on the forefront of addressing issues related to gender-based violence, discrimination, oppression and improving the overall response to this issue at the University of Iowa through bystander intervention, social activism on campus, and social media messaging.
An opportunity for men to get involved in preventing violence. Learn how to be part of the solution, and take action!
The Men’s Anti-Violence Council (MAC) is an opportunity for men to get involved in preventing violence through promoting healthy masculinity, social activism, education, and awareness raising.
The WRACtivist program provides students with needed skills to tackle important issues by training them to develop and use strategies for political action and social change.
A group of student volunteers who work to promote anti-violence work across the University of Iowa campus and community.