Sakhi’s work to end violence against women starts with our creative and dedicated staff members who come from diverse backgrounds including, law, social work, finance, management and international development.
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Volunteer and Internship
At this time, Sakhi is not offering volunteer trainings as we are in the process of revamping our program.
However, we do have volunteering opportunities within all of our programs. Please send an application (Sakhi-Volunteer-and-Intern-Application) along with a resume to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sakhi works to achieve its mission through several program areas. Descriptions of the programs and how volunteers can help in each follows. Please note that a training may be required before volunteering with Sakhi.
Domestic Violence Program
Providing survivors with support, information, and referrals to resources is one of the core features of Sakhi’s work. The DV program staff provides ongoing support, case management, and referrals to health, emergency, legal, housing, and child welfare services.
Volunteers of this program area provide emotional support to survivors through sustained contact, accompanying survivors to court and public benefits offices, and facilitating activities for the children of survivors during support group and related events. Volunteers also maintain regular contact with DV staff to stay abreast of related issues and resources.
Economic Empowerment Program
The Economic Empowerment Program provides survivors of violence with opportunities to build skills that strengthen their capacity to be self-sufficient. We offer basic computer literacy courses which provide women instruction in résumé-writing, online job searches, English communication skills, and Microsoft Word and Excel proficiency. We provide workshops focused on employee rights, starting small businesses, and financial literacy – including bank loans, budgeting, investments, retirement funds, and education savings accounts. Finally, Sakhi offers small grants to qualified survivors we have worked with for career and continuing education opportunities at accredited institutions. Volunteers with the EE program work one-on-one with women during these workshops and other EE projects. Volunteers also facilitate activities for children during these workshops.
Community Outreach Program
Sakhi is a social change organization. We believe that in order to build a violence-free society, we must engage all members of our community in the responsibility of condemning and eliminating domestic violence. To help support our outreach work, Sakhi prepares volunteers to be leaders and resources for their communities. After they are trained, outreach volunteers assist Sakhi in its community engagement work by helping to plan Sakhi’s various outreach events as well as by attending, tabling, and presenting at these events. Volunteers also play a role in building community partnerships, and we encourage them to interact with community members and leaders about our cause.
Development & Fundraising
Sakhi has a diverse, growing fundraising strategy that includes private foundation giving, corporate and government grants, and individual support. We rely on community members to help us raise funds to facilitate our program work and expand our network. Volunteers can assist with organizing and hosting fundraising events; developing and implementing creative and engaging fundraising strategies; and assisting with writing grants.
Please send an application (Sakhi-Volunteer-and-Intern-Application) along with a resume to email@example.com.