The WGSE's volunteer program is open to all students. The volunteer program is designed to acquaint participants with the mission and work of the WGSE and its programs, as well as the resources available on campus and in the community, with the goal of spreading this knowledge to others. The program provides individuals with the opportunity to be a social activist, as well as to engage in networking within the UCSB and WGSE communities.

As part of the volunteer program, you will work with the WGSE in a variety of ways including working alongside programmers as they plan their events, advertising WGSE events in the UCSB community, and other administrative work necessary for WGSE's programs. The minimum expected commitment is 3 hours a week, including weekly group meetings. However the volunteer program is open to varying degrees of involvement above and beyond this expectation.

Program Benefits

Volunteering can have both personal and professional benefits, including the opportunity to be a part of social activism on campus, connect with members of the WGSE community, build your skills and resume, and receive a letter of recommendation for positive volunteer involvement. You will have the opportunity to work alongside WGSE's programmers on issues you are interested in and will be able to shape WGSE's events. Additionally, many paid WGSE student staff begin as volunteers before being hired so this is a great way to get your foot in the door and begin getting involved with the department.

Program Expectations

1. Attend volunteer training and associated workshops
2. Attend biweekly volunteer meetings
3. Assist with 3-5 events and 2 tabling events per quarter
4. Meet with Volunteer Coordinator at the end of each quarter for a Quarterly Evaluation & Check-In

Interested in becoming a WGSE volunteer?

Our application is now closed! If you are interested in getting involved with the Women's Center, follow our social media to stay updated for when we have open positions.


Meet the Volunteers (2023 - 2024)