There are many opportunities for you to volunteer. Our volunteers have the opportunity to work in a supportive feminist environment that emphasizes the development of your interests and skills, and utilizes your talents. The Margaret Sloss Women's Center (MSWC) believes your involvement should be valuable and rewarding for you. Participating in one of the many events, lectures and programs we coordinate throughout the year is another great way to get involved.
Are you interested in learning more about gender issues? Do you want to build leadership skills? Would you like to meet new people? Consider volunteering at the Margaret Sloss Women's Center. Volunteers have the option to assist with programs and events, help maintain the upkeep of the Sloss House, greet guests, and so much more. Contact us to see what opportunities are available.
If you are looking to expand your learning outside of the classroom, consider coordinating a practicum, internship or independent student at that Margaret Sloss Women's Center. The possibilities are limitless and can be approved by your academic advisor and the Director of the Women's Center.
The Margaret Sloss Women's Center advises many student organizations on campus. You can share your skills, talents, and time by getting involved in one of these organizations. Contact the club or organization leadership or the Women's Center for more information.
Domestic Violence Awareness Month (October) Also referred to as Relationship Violence and Interpersonal Violence.
Collaborative meetings begin in early fall semester. Would you like to get involved? Please email us at email@example.com.
Clothesline Project (April)
The Clothesline Project is a visual display of t-shirts addressing the issue of violence against women. T-shirts have been designed by survivors of violence and families/friends of victims of violence. The project focuses on providing healing for survivors of violence, educating the public about issues of violence, and encouraging individual action to prevent violence. This visual representation takes place during Sexual Assault Awareness Month.
C.A.K.E. (Crafts, Arts, Knitting, and Everything else)
C.A.K.E. is a time for you to come relax and take part in some crafty activities that you enjoy or time to try some new craft such as knitting, jewelry making, scrap-booking, or just coloring. The group will meet every other Tuesday from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Please feel free to bring any of your own supplies or craft projects you already may be working on. We will have knitting supplies provided, beads and string provided for jewelry making, and a crayon tower with several coloring books provided.
Sexual Assault Awareness Month (April)
Collaborative meetings begin in late fall semester. This is an opportunity to highlight the efforts of individuals and agencies that provide rape crisis intervention and prevention services while offering support to sexual assault survivors, victims and their families. This Margaret Sloss Women's Center committee works in collaboration with the Sexual Misconduct Education Committee.
Take Back the Night (April)
Take Back the Night is an internationally recognized event with rich history, occurring worldwide since the 1970's. The annual Take Back the Night rally and march at Iowa State University is organized with the purpose of unifying women, men, and children in an awareness of violence against women, children and families. This collaborative event is a part of the Sexual Misconduct Education Committee.
The Vagina Monologues (Spring Semester) [More Information]
V-Day is a global movement to end violence against women and girls that raises funds and awareness through benefit productions of Playwright/Founder Eve Ensler's award winning play "The Vagina Monologues." In 2012, we raised more than $5000. Funds from Iowa State University's V-Day event will be donated to Assault Care Center Extending Shelter and Support (ACCESS) and V-Day's annual spotlight campaign.
Society for the Advancement of Gender Equity (previously known as the Vagina Warriors) [More Information]
SAGE will lead the coordination of ISU's production of The Vagina Monologues. SAGE will also work throughout the year to increase the awareness across campus about gender equity and gender-based violence.
The Margaret Sloss Women's Center and S.A.G.E release a Zine every year! Submissions are collected in the Spring semester and can include artwork, poetry, letters, stories, rants, photos, etc. If you don't want your name published with your work, please indicate that or enter your submission anonymously.