Serving Women and Volunteering

Posted on March 06, 2024

From transitional housing to clothing closets, mentorship and legal advocacy— our community offers a wide variety of services and resources to support women. This spring, consider spending time volunteering at one of the many local organizations serving Stark County women, including:

HELPING FAMILIES OF DVPI

The Domestic Violence Project, Inc. (DVPI) provides advocacy, programming, transitional housing, prevention efforts and education to raise awareness and support survivors of domestic violence and their families. With a 24-hour hotline monitored by trained advocates, an emergency shelter for immediate relief from unsafe situations, and aftercare and legal assistance, DVPI supports victims through every step of their journeys. 

Volunteers can assist the organization in a multitude of ways throughout the week. DVPI is in need of volunteers at its office during business hours to sort donations for its clothing closet, greeters to serve as a smiling face while welcoming clients into the building and individuals to be trained to answer hotline calls. Community volunteers are also needed to pick up locally donated food, drive clients to appointments and help move individuals into housing solutions.

Interested volunteers can sign up by contacting DVPI through the Get Involved button below. 

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BECOMING A MENTOR FOR HANNAH'S HOUSE 119

Hannah's House 119 Ministries helps young women rise above their circumstances, make a better life for themselves and become a contributing citizen of the community through a growing set of programs and mentorship pairings. Hannah's House 119 is more than a physical place— it's a support system for many young women in Stark County. With a growing set of programs and mentors that offer guidance and life skill training, the organization aims to lessen the odds of young women having to face homelessness, sexual exploitation, joblessness or imprisonment.

The nonprofit is looking for caring adults interested in making a difference through mentorship at its weekly prevention groups on Tuesday and Thursday evenings, along with additional opportunities for one-on-one connection.

Interested volunteers can sign up by contacting Hannah's House 119 through the Get Involved button below. 

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DONATING PRODUCTS TO THE HEART OF OHIO DIAPER BANK 

The Heart of Ohio Diaper Bank serves women and children in our community and beyond by organizing drives, raising funds and distributing diapers and menstrual hygiene products to alleviate need. Today, there are 17 local organizations serving as Distribution Partners in Stark County that help the Diaper Bank's products get into the hands of families who need them. 

Those interested in assisting the organization can donate diapers and products at one of its three drop box locations: Once Upon a Child located on Dressler Road, The Timken Foundation Building at Akron Children’s Health Center or Aultman Hospital's Bedford and Main lobbies. While the organization is in need of diapers of all sizes, there is an exceptional need for sizes 5 and larger. Volunteers can also support its efforts financially or spend time packaging diapers and products for distribution on a Wrap & Pack team.

Interested volunteers can access the volunteer form through the Get Involved button below.

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DELIVERING MEALS FOR YWCA OF ALLIANCE 

YWCA Alliance supports women’s economic advancement through advocacy, housing, clothing, employment, transportation and assistance programming. YWCA Alliance’s transitional housing program is its longest running program, and the organization also serves as the only hot meal provider for the City of Alliance through its Meals on Wheels PLUS program. Since its inception nearly a century ago, YWCA Alliance has expanded its services to champion women and girls through all stages of life. It provides a variety of programming addressing three key areas of focus: equipping youth for the future, economic advancement and the health and safety of seniors.

Community members can volunteer with the YWCA by dropping off meals as a Meals on Wheels delivery driver to patrons along a fixed route in either Alliance or Sebring. Volunteers are also needed to help the YWCA kitchen staff prepare and package the meals for those in need.

Interested volunteers can access the volunteer form through the Get Involved button below.

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