Become a Daya Volunteer
If you're interested in volunteering, please fill out the volunteer application and confidentiality agreement. Email to email@example.com or fax to (713)583-1822.
Areas To Volunteer:
Educational seminars/events/booths: Help organize seminars on topics relevant to the South Asian community. Previous seminar topics include Parent-Child communication, Women’s Mental Health, Incest in the South Asian community, and Legal Rights. Plan events that increase awareness of family violence, sexual assault and child abuse. Eg: One Voice Walk and Screening of Monsoon Wedding. Represent Daya by distributing fliers and information at our booths at various events.
If you are part of a community/faith based organization or any other group, organize a presentation about Daya and Domestic Violence.
Publications: Assist with Daya newsletter, brochures, invitations, and flyers for upcoming events.
Providing Pro-Bono Services: A lot of the women who seek help are trying to get back up on their feet, while dealing with legal issues like immigration and/or divorce/child custody. They need the help of lawyers, doctors, headhunters to name a few. You can help by providing free services, if you are a lawyer, trained therapist, psychologist, education provider, head-hunter, or job-placement professional etc.
Fundraising: Help organize and conduct events to raise funds for Daya. Previous events include annual gala, fashion show, informal luncheon presentations, and movie events.
Grant Writing: Research various funding sources and grants on the internet, select a few appropriate ones and assist with the application process.
Internship: Daya provides undergraduate and graduate students opportunities to gain experience in many of the volunteer areas mentioned. Interns may also develop and implement their own project.
Administrative: Assist in maintaining our database and website and provide general help desk services. Conduct article and information search on the internet for newsletter, seminar and grants.
II, Become a Client Advocate
In order to become a Daya client advocate, volunteers must take a training course provided by any Women's Center, such as the Houston Area Women's Center, Ft. Bend, and AVDA. In addition, Daya conducts an abbreviated training session for volunteers who interact with clients at any level, once a year.
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