WORK WITH US
The EWCC is a special place to work for two reasons. The first is immediately visible: we are the only registered NGO in Israel which is run by asylum-seeking women. While NGOs around the world are now trying to find ways to accommodate the unique needs of women in affected populations, we have been providing programming for years designed by women for women.
The other reason is that we at the EWCC are a family. We share in victories together and overcome challenges together. Because we have a small core staff, each individual has a high level of responsibility and an equally high feeling of reward. Though the challenges faced by refugee and asylum seeking women in Israel is great, our resilience and determination motivates those around us to stay strong and keep moving forwards.
Though our core staff is small, we occasionally have new positions available. When we do, you will find the listings below:
There are no paid job openings at this time. Please watch our page for new listings!
VOLUNTEER WITH US
The Women's Center is very grateful to all its volunteers and individuals who have donated their time and efforts to the Center. Without their help, the Center could not operate at the standard that it does today.
Volunteers can help with English and Hebrew teaching, childcare and informal English learning for children, leading short-term workshops on health, parenting, and more, or even volunteering at our weekly clinic filling out RSD Refugee Status Determination forms in English or Hebrew.
We also offer internships in the following areas, based on availability:
Program Coordination Intern
Volunteer Coordination Intern
Grantwriting and Fundraising Intern
Events Planning Intern
Please read below of some personal experiences of those involved in our various activities. We would love to have you join our team. If you're interested, please send us a message or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
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Furtuna (Eritrean/in Israel)
"Helping out at the center has been a great experience. I have never volunteered before and finding this place was amazing because all the great work and efforts I can contribute to. There are so many women that need personal help, and no one would be better to support them than us Eritreans who know what they are going through. I really believe that my time is spent with for a great cause with great value."
"I like volunteering at the center because its a place where people are open and are not scared to talk about the issues we are facing here. Volunteering is an amazing opportunity to contribute to the betterment of our Eritrean community and it means a lot to me to help out in any way I can"
Volunteering at the Center is an amazing opportunity to give something back to my community. The Center runs so many activities that there is always need for additional help, and I am happy to contribute to the empowerment of the Eritrean women in Israel!"
"I volunteer at the Eritrean women’s center because I see the value of helping my community. I work on domestic abuse issues in the Healthy Families Forum. It’s important for me as a male in the community that the issue is raised publicly or else people, overwhelmingly women and children, would be facing this issue alone. The center is seeking to help and work towards creating a healthy environment for families to live in. It is important for men in the community to speak out against dysfunctional and violent relationships within the family unit and I believe this Center is allowing members of the community to come together and do so."
"I started teaching English at the center three weeks ago. My seven students - Jerusalem, Tsige, Fortuna, Mizan, Fikadu, Hagush and Nardos- are the best students I could dream of! After a long day at work or at school, they come to study for two hours - we speak, read, play and have a really great time. I would like to thank Zebib for giving me the opportunity to meet these wonderful girls!"
"I love volunteering at the center because of the amazing atmosphere. Not only are the kids the cutest, friendliest children I've met, but all the women are also incredibly warm and open. Even though I'm only there once a week, it has quickly become a break from my hectic life and I find my time at the center relaxed and thoroughly enjoyable. Plus, who can turn down all those hugs and kisses?
"With the government lacking in a lot of ways to help the biggest refugee group in Israel, I feel very strongly about helping the Eritrean community. Not only because these women and their kids are so kind and welcome you with open arms, but also because the help of volunteers is needed to keep the center running. As for me, twice a week I spend an afternoon with the kids and I helped out with fundraising for grants to financially give the center more chance to succeed in their important work to give the women a place to go to for help and education."
"I remember the first time I went to the Women’s Centre. I was walking down the street and then I finally saw the green gate of the center, I opened it and found… the cutest children ever! Just huge eyes and big smiles! And I couldn't resist. I then became friends with their mothers, and it was so nice to spend some time chatting with them after the English classes! Working there as a volunteer, I also learnt a lot about myself"
"I have been volunteering for the Eritrean Women's Centre for almost a month and I enjoy it a lot. The kids are amazing and I feel glad when I see their smiling faces around me. I used to babysit in the last few years but taking care of so many children at the same time is totally different. It gives you the opportunity to enjoy the time creatively with them".