Become an Undaunted Advocate
Lift and Strengthen Others
Undaunted Women matches volunteer advocates with individuals specific to their strengths and causes they are passionate about.
Build friendship through visits
Share practical advice
Visit once a month
and stay in touch.
Learn about another's culture, values, and experience
Communicate with Advocate Coordinator
Sensitivity and openness to persons of diverse backgrounds
High degree of patience, understanding, and flexibility
Attend Volunteer Orientation
Record and report volunteer hours
Pass Background Check (if applicable)
Step One- Sign Up
Fill out the volunteer application. We will review the application and contact you with the individual to whom you are assigned.
Step Two- Make Contact
Make contact with your assigned individual. This can be done in a variety of ways: in person; by phone, text message, social media; or by letter.
Step Three- Get to Know Them
Learn about their lives, relationships, and circumstances. By doing so, you will be able to anticipate their needs and either meet those needs yourself or call on coordinators to access additional resources.
Step Four- Become a Friend
Become a friend by letting them know that you care. Make the effort to be the kind of friend that they need.
Step Five- Seek Guidance
Research existing resources and communicate with your coordinator when questions arise. But remember, nobody knows the needs of those you are assigned to advocate for to better than they do.
Step Six- Maintain the Relationship
Regularly touch base with those to whom you advocate for so you’re prepared to help when needs arise.
Step Seven- Advocate for Them
Advocate for to them in ways that are individualized and customized to fit their unique needs. There is no one-size-fits-all answer as the needs of each individual and the strengths of each advocate vary greatly. Remember the purpose is to simply let them know they have a friend who cares.