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Soroptimist St. Helena

Volunteer Information

To improve the lives of women and girls, in local communities and throughout the world.

How do members/clubs support the Soroptimist mission?

Soroptimist members belong to local clubs, which determine the focus of volunteer work in their communities. Club projects can range from renovating domestic violence shelters and providing mammograms to low-income women, to sponsoring self-esteem workshops for teenage girls. In addition, Soroptimists participate in organization-wide programs offered from the federation.

Being a Soroptimist Means Many Things:

  • It means you care about making a difference in the lives of women and girls – in your community, your country and throughout the world.
  • It means you are willing to give of your time and talent to raise funds and provide service to others in your community.
  • It means you are a person of action – not someone who waits for others to improve the lives of those less fortunate.

What benefits do members receive?

In addition to intangible rewards such as friendship and personal fulfillment, members also receive the following benefits:

  • Opportunity to participate in Soroptimist’s life-changing programs
  • Subscription to our award-winning Best for Women magazine
  • Subscription to our email newsletter, the “Soroptimist Summary”
  • Access to numerous documents and tools available on the SIA website
  • Leadership development and networking opportunities at club meetings, region conferences, the biennial convention and other meetings
  • Opportunity to provide feedback, offer suggestions and voice opinions through the Soroptimist Snapshot online surveys and other market research activities
  • Invitations to take advantage of special offers and discounts through our partnering organization
  • In the course of participating in your Soroptimist club activities, you will forge new friendships – many that will last a lifetime.
  • Satisfaction – Your efforts in your club to perform community service, to bestow grants and to award scholarships will bring you a gift as great as those you give – the satisfaction of knowing that on a local, regional and international level you have helped others.
  • Knowledge & Personal Growth – Through your club’s efforts to make a difference in your community – you will learn more about your community – you will learn how to lead and how to follow.
  • Networking – Share your business and /or professional expertise with others and learn about theirs in return.
  • Friendship – In the course of participating in your Soroptimist club activities, you will forge new friendships – many that will last a lifetime.

Join Soroptimist in St. Helena

The St. Helena chapter of Soroptimist International meets for lunch on the first, second and third Thursdays of each month at a local restaurant. Though attendance is elective, members are assessed for a minimum of two meetings monthly. At meetings, members discuss club business, including service projects, fundraisers and award/grant programs. At select monthly meetings, a guest speaker will be invited to address members and guests.
Volunteer obligations are shared by the membership and distributed on an “as available” basis. The club has one major fundraiser a year—an annual crab feed in February—in which all members participate. Chairmanship of service projects and standing club committees rotate on an annual basis. Members are asked to do what they can, when they can.
Have questions about volunteering? Please email us at sist.helena@soroptimist.net.
Kindly fill out this application and mail to:
Soroptimist International of St. Helena
P.O. Box 1007
St. Helena, CA 94574
Attn. Volunteer Coordinator
Or email to: sist.helena@soroptimist.net
Download Volunteer Application Form