From Anna Roeschley, WATER associate 2007 - 2009:
"WATER is a place that welcomes me for who I am, gets me involved with exciting work being done by women in religion, and offers me space to add my own interests and gifts to the mix. Here, I am participating in work I believe in, through ways I believe in. In other words, we not only work for social and religious change with feminist values, but we embody those very values as we do so."
Become a Staff Associate at WATER, the Women's Alliance for Theology, Ethics and Ritual and connect with feminists worldwide!
Get to know the inside ways that a successful feminist nonprofit operates. You will work and talk with women from around the world who are making a difference in religion and society. Activities you can expect include:
- Program and event planning
- Assist staff with writing and editing projects, including newsletters and funding letters
- Learning the various aspects of effective fund raising
- Website and social media design and maintenance
- Development of marketing opportunities for WATER resources
- Participation in collegial work with other organizations
- Communication with WATER colleagues via phone, email, list serves, Web site
- Hosting visiting scholars, interns and guests at the WATER office
Volunteer position description:
On a daily basis MVS volunteers interact with WATER's two co-directors and other volunteers. You will have the opportunity to meet and collaborate with WATER colleagues and feminist scholars, as well as clients and visitors who come to the office.
While the joys and challenges of work at WATER differ for each personality, past volunteers have found the welcoming, communal work atmosphere at WATER to be fulfilling and nurturing. Also exciting have been the connections made with other colleagues working on women's issues in religion. Volunteers who appreciate a variety of tasks and experiences as well as space to bring one's personal interests and goals to the table will find this at WATER.
Volunteers will be challenged to try new things, work creatively and critically, and communicate and collaborate with a variety of people. Volunteers are also encouraged to engage social justice issues and increase their knowledge of feminist studies in religion.
Education and other requirements:
A college graduate is preferred. Background in gender studies and/or religion is useful.
Ideal Volunteer Descriptions:
- team oriented
- takes initiative
- detail oriented
- appreciates variety
- works well with diverse people
- passionate about women's issues and religion.