Staffing is a powerful and sacred experience. Women witnessing and holding space for other women is an ancient and honored tradition. As a staff member, you help to create and hold the container for other women to experience the transformational power of the Woman Within Weekend.
Women who staff are rewarded with many gifts in return — continued growth, learning new skills, deep connection with other women and the energy that flows when women come together to form a circle of healing.
Staffing is a commitment — in time, energy and money. If you are interested in staffing, review the staffing policy and requirements.
Completed the Woman Within Weekend.
Completed Woman Within/Empowerment Circle Training. This requirement is waived if training or Woman Within/Empowerment Circles are not available in your area.
Completed Woman Within Staff Training (formerly called One Day Staff Training) for all staff positions.
Completed Woman Within Skills Workshop (formerly called Women Empowering Women — WEW) is required for nurturer, small group leader, assistant team leader, team leader and facilitation team member.
Committed to continued personal growth. It is critical that each staff member commit to doing her individual work apart from the Woman Within Weekend so that she can be fully present and available for participants in the program.
Payment of $150 staffing fee. Arrangements can be made for payment over time if a woman is unable to pay the entire staffing fee by the deadline. Contact Mary Ann Armour, Director of Training, at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Attend the Celebration following the Woman Within Weekend. Out of town staff are exempt.
Staffing Policy & Process
The Woman Within Central USA staffing committee selects staff from a pool of qualified applicants.
Staff selection is based on a number of factors including qualifications to fill leadership roles, relationship with a woman who is participating in the Weekend, prior staffing experience, certification in CPR and First Aid, service to an organization in the Woman Within Network, and number of times available to staff in a year.
Each staff applicant is notified by email no later than 30 days prior whether she has been confirmed to staff or is placed on an alternate list in the event additional staff are needed.
Woman Within welcomes all women and prohibits discrimination based on race, color, gender, national origin, age, religion, disability, veteran’s status, sexual orientation and gender identity.
Woman Within Central USA Staff Application
Complete the staff application (to your right) and submit by email or download and mail
Mary Ann Armour
Woman to Woman Midwest
1010 South Carolina St
Louisiana, MO 63353-2328
Applications are welcome at anytime, however, it is advised to submit your application 60 days before the Woman Within Weekend you are applying to staff. Applications received after the 60-day deadline will be considered on an as-needed basis.
Be accountable for the commitment you make to staff — select the Weekend(s) you are applying to staff and keep a record of the dates. Notify Mary Ann Armour as soon as possible if your availability changes prior to the Weekend(s) you have applied to staff.
We Need Your Input about WWW staffing safety during covid
The Covid pandemic has been challenging and heartbreaking for all of us. The Woman Within Central USA region has cancelled four weekends during a time when many women needed it most. As society is starting to open up, we are carefully weighing all of our options for hosting a weekend that is safe, yet still effective for helping women heal and grow.
If you are interested in staffing in the near future, we want to know what you would personally need to feel safe staffing a weekend. Click on the link to the 2-minute survey below. Please answer the questions honestly; there is no judgment.