Do you want to be more involved in your
Would you like to meet new people who share your
Do you like history and want to work at a nationally recognized
Volunteering at the Alice Paul Institute provides you with these opportunities
and so much more! Volunteering is a great way to share your time, your skills
and your knowledge while also learning about the history and legacy of this
amazing woman and her effect on gender equality issues that are still relevant
Who can volunteer at the Alice Paul Institute?
What types of things do volunteers do?
Work at special events
Give tours to the public and to school
Help promote Paulsdale as a
destination and a site available for rental
Give presentations on Alice Paul to
community groups and organizations
When can I volunteer?
Mornings or afternoons
What are the benefits of volunteering?
Invitations to special events
Recognition events and awards
Building you resume
Opportunity to earn a FREE membership
How do I apply?
specific positions (see listings to the right) please contact the appropriate
person as directed in the description.
To join our volunteer contact list (you
will receive email announcement when volunteers are needed for mailings, events,
and other projects), please fill
and mail to:
API, PO Box 1376,
Mt. Laurel, NJ 08054
API holds regular
orientation sessions for new volunteers. You will be placed on the list for
the next session and contacted as soon as it is scheduled.
API welcomes students who wish to complete an
internship related to history, women's studies, communications or education.
There are two areas of support needed, the Alice Paul Leadership Program
API Heritage Program.
Alice Paul Leadership Program Support:
In keeping with its mission to empower and
educate women and girls to take leadership roles, API has developed the
Alice Paul Leadership Program (APLP), which provides adolescent girls,
first with knowledge of successful women leaders in the past and present
as role models for their own leadership styles, and then with skills and
confidence-building exercises that they need to develop that leadership
style. Intern projects may include one or more of the following tasks:
Serve as a camp counselor for our
Girlblazers Summer Camp at Paulsdale for 25 campers.
Co-teach a Lead-A-Way workshop
series at a middle school, under the supervision of a trained
Support the Alice Paul Leadership
Program through curriculum evaluation and development, in
conjunction with the Educators' Advisory Council.
Plan and conduct focus groups with area
girls and teachers.
Prepare a summary report of current
research on girls and leadership and suggest ways of implementing the
findings into Alice Paul Leadership Program activities.
Attend local conferences as a
representative of the Alice Paul Institute
API Heritage Programs Support:
API Heritage Programs tell Alice Paul's story
through tours of Paulsdale, public presentations on Alice Paul's
life and work, the Alice Paul Archives, special events and the New
Jersey Women's Heritage Trail. Intern projects may include one or more of the
- Scan photos
and articles, add links and other information for online
Researching Alice page.
- Organize women's
history library, articles, photographs and other sources.
Attend local conferences as a
representative of the Alice Paul Institute
Plan and assist with special events (i.e. API Annual Meeting, Women's
History Month, Women's Equality Day, etc.).
If you are interested in an internship
with API, email email@example.com and
indicate your interest in either the Heritage or Leadership programs and the
semester (Spring/Summer/Fall) that you would like to serve your internship.
the Alice Paul Institute
Lead-A-Way 10-week workshop
series (Grades 7-8):
Lead-A-Way workshop is a ten-week
series for middle school girls that teaches leadership skills through
the introduction of role models from womenís history. The goals of the
program are that girls, using the ďrole model leadersĒ to draw parallels
to their own lives, begin to identify their own leadership style and
formulate strategies for taking leadership roles in their school and
community. This program emphasizes leadership and each participantís
potential as a future leader.Lead-A-Way
curriculum. Topics covered in
workshop sessions include: creative thinking,
assertiveness, organization, communication skills, and cooperative group
Workshop co-facilitators work intensively with a select group of 15-20
middle school girls once a week for ten weeks. Sessions are
approximately 90 minutes during the day and take place at middle schools
in southern New Jersey. Co-facilitators will work with an experienced
workshop facilitator and receive training in the
A successful co-facilitator will:
∑ Enjoy working with adolescent girls
and have some experience
working with youth
∑ Maintain a positive, open mind
∑ Demonstrate leadership qualities
∑ Show interest in womenís history and
∑ Be punctual
and have reliable
∑ Be available during the school day
Co-facilitators are paid a stipend of
$500 per workshop series. You must be available once a week (schedule
TBD) from October-December 2012.
Please call Kris Myers, Director of
Programs at 856-231-1885 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more
about these positions or if you are interested in volunteering as a
& Internship Positions
(as of 9/12)
Director of Heritage seeks a volunteer or intern to be a program
assistant for the fourth-grade Meeting Alice program.
Meeting Alice is a two-hour history program that takes place at
Paulsdale, birthplace of Alice Paul, a National Historic Landmark
and the home of API.
Alice program includes a presentation, team activities, an outdoor
tour and scavenger hunt. The goals of the program include teaching
students about the life and work of suffragist Alice Paul, the
importance of voting, Quaker principles, South Jersey farming and the
overall message that one person can make a difference.
assistant will work with the program facilitator to set-up/clean-up,
work with students during team activities, hand out materials, help with
classroom management, direct teachers/chaperones/bus driver, conduct
administrative tasks (i.e. counting heads, receiving payments, recording
figures, etc.) and other tasks as needed.
provided. Hours are determined as classes schedule their programs each
semester. Hours vary each semester (fall/spring) depending on how many
schools schedule this program but may range from 10-50 hours each
semester. Students seeking field service hours may be able to set up a
semester-long internship with API that will combine substitute hours
with an internship project. This is also a great opportunity for
retirees, stay-at-home moms or anyone with daytime availability.
For more info,
contact Kris Myers, Director of Programs at 856-231-1885 or
Director of Heritage seeks
a volunteer or intern to serve as the website manager for the for the
New Jersey Womenís History Website
API owns and
manages the New Jersey Womenís History Website. API offices are located
at historic Paulsdale, a National Historic Landmark and home of
suffragist and equal rights advocate Alice Stokes Paul (1885-1977). In
addition to providing womenís history and girls leadership programs, API
also serves as a clearinghouse for womenís history, particularly in New
Jersey womenís history.
The website managerís tasks include uploading new content, designing a new E-Classroom format that is user friendly
and making revisions as needed.
Students seeking field service hours can set up a semester-long
internship with API that will combine service hours with an overall
internship project. Because of the nature of the project, most of
the hours for this project may be served off-site from home or another
information, please contact Kris Myers, Director of Programs at
seeks a volunteer or intern to serve as a manager for the Paulsdale
Gift Shop Manager:
The manager will work in the gift shop during tours and/or programs to
collect tour ticket payments, record the number or visitors, conduct
transactions for purchases, calculate sales totals and restock and
arrange items as needed. The manager will also pack and send online
purchases and order new items for the gift shop. The manager will work
with APIís Administrative Director to design a sales flyer for APIís
provided. A schedule (may be one day a week or every other week) can be
set up in person according to availability and need. This is also a
great opportunity for retirees, stay-at-home moms or anyone with daytime
and weekend availability.
For more info,
contact Paige Salvador, at 856-231-1885 or
The Alice Paul Institute is seeking
volunteers to help serve on committees that support the organization's
fundraising, programmatic, financial and facility needs. Most committees
meet monthly and participate in either face to face meetings or by
teleconference. API is seeking volunteers for the following committees:
with the budget monitoring, long-term planning and over all financial
management of organization,
with property maintenance and cleanup
with program evaluations, outreach and program development
more information about these committees, please contact Kim Moon, Acting
Volunteer Coordinator at