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Volunteers are Manavi’s Strength!


Manavi’s focus is to offer culturally appropriate and linguistically accessible services to women who have experienced violence in their lives. In addition, Manavi provides educational programs in the community to raise awareness about violence against women and girls. Manavi’s strength lies in the involvement of community members in its work. Community members enrich Manavi’s programs by providing valuable services to women who are victims of violence. Prospective volunteers must attend a two hour orientation session that is offered three (3) times a year. The orientation session helps individuals understand Manavi’s philosophy and values and the various opportunities of volunteering with Manavi. We are also open to new ideas and skills that volunteers might bring to enhance women’s wellbeing and empowerment. Areas of volunteer engagement:

  • Peer Supportive Counseling and AdvocacyAshiana, Manavi’s Safe- Transitional Home
    • Requirements to engage in counseling and/or advocacy:
      • 2 hours of orientation – click here
      • 20 hours of culture specific advocacy training offered by Manavi
      • At least 40 additional hours of training required by the state
  • Transportation
  • Medical and Court accompaniment
  • Childcare
  • Outreach and Community Events
  • Newsletter/Publication
  • Translation and Interpretation
  • Fundraising
  • Grant writing
  • Office Support
  • Technical Support
  • Other – Self defined

Needed volunteer who is fluent in Sylheti to assist in community outreach in Paterson, NJ as well as interpretation for advocates

We expect each volunteer to commit at least six-months to Manavi’s work. Furthermore, volunteers must attend program meetings, which are generally held every month. Meeting schedules are disseminated by program coordinators.

If you are interested in volunteering with Manavi, please DOWNLOAD and complete the application form here and submit it to Manavi’s Volunteer Coordinator.

You may E-mail, Fax, or mail the completed form to Manavi.

For more information, please contact Poonam Saxena; Email: or call (T) 732-435-1414