Help Dining for Women…

Are you passionate, engaged and ready to lend a hand to our effort to give a hand up – not a hand out – to women and girls around the world? Yes? Great, let’s get started. Occasionally we have needs at the headquarters level for individuals to serve on committees or helping with areas like communications or the website. Here’s a list of our current volunteer needs. New positions are added regularly. When you find a position that fits your gifts and passions, click apply to fill out the volunteer application.

Advocacy Committee

DFW seeks to add the power of our voices to the power of our collective dollars through grassroots advocacy and citizen action to influence U.S. policy affecting women and girls internationally.

The Advocacy Committee is seeking enthusiastic members who are interested in changing the way the world works for women.    We are seeking grassroots organizers, educators, writers, researchers, and those with experience in US political systems and international women’s advocacy.  This committee will meet a minimum of 6 times per year and lead Dining for Women’s charge to gather the voices of our members to create change at the policy level.


Diversity Committee

The Diversity Committee is responsible for auditing and making recommendations that will increase the overall diversity in Dining for Women’s board, volunteer leadership, membership, and staff.

The Diversity Committee is looking for people who care deeply about ensuring that all voices are heard in Dining for Women’s membership and decision-making.  DFW encourages applicants of all ages, gender identities, races/ethnicities, and sexual orientations. People of color and/or LGBTQ are highly encouraged to apply.  This committee will meet virtually 12 times a year.


Grant Selection Committee

Applications are currently being accepted to fill volunteer vacancies on DFW’s Grant Selection Committee (GSC). The GSC is a group of DFW volunteers who are responsible for the in-depth evaluation of DFW grant proposals. This includes investigating many aspects of the applying organization such as its stated mission and goals, success rates, finances and staff, as well as critically evaluating all components of the proposed project using defined evaluation criteria and methods. Responsibilities include participating in weekly teleconference meetings and attending face-to-face meetings in late February and early August.

Selected candidates need to commit to a minimum of two years (four grant cycles) on the GSC. The application form and a complete position description are available online. The deadline for applications has been extended to August 10th.  If you have any questions or would like more information, please contact the Director of Grants & Partnerships, Veena Khandke, at veena@diningforwomen.org.


Regional Leader Committee

We appreciate your patience as we develop the job description and application for becoming a Regional Leader.


Summit Committee

The Summit Committee is responsible for organizing a four day public event intended to raise awareness of the impact and vision of Dining for Women and raise awareness of the cultural, social, environmental and health issues faced by women and girls in the developing world.  We are considering our options for cities and dates at this time.

We are looking for 5-7 people for each of the following subcommittees:

The  Summit Sponsorship Subcommittee is responsible for securing financial and in-kind support to help defray Summit costs. The Sponsorship Subcommittee will develop a comprehensive sponsorship strategy to be approved by the Executive Director. Sponsors will be individuals and organizations who are philosophically aligned with DFW. The sponsorship strategy will include ways to recognize and celebrate sponsor contributions and to build ongoing mutually beneficial relationships with like-minded organizations. The Sponsorship Subcommittee will work closely with other Summit Subcommittees and DFW staff partners to ensure that sponsors are recognized in digital and print event materials and signage before during and after the Summit.


The Summit Engagement Subcommittee is responsible for developing and coordinating a creative program of activities to complement and contextualize the Summit themes, reflect the work of our grantees, and enable all Summit participants to enhance their understanding of DFW’s impact areas. The Engagement Subcommittee will collaborate closely with other Summit subcommittees to ensure a cohesive integration of activities alongside keynote events and breakout sessions.


The Summit Publicity and Communications Subcommittee is responsible for planning and implementing a comprehensive strategy to promote awareness of and excitement about the Dining for Women Summit internally and externally.  The Publicity and Communications Subcommittee works closely with DFW staff partners to develop key messaging and event branding, build contact lists, implement social media and email campaigns, issue press releases, and seek digital publicity opportunities, especially any provided by sponsors and media partners. The Publicity and Communications Subcommittee will work closely with all other Summit Subcommittees and the DFW webmaster to ensure the Summit website is always current.  The Publicity and Communications Committee will develop conference materials such as fliers, posters, conference programs, attendee lists, and maps in digital formats suitable for the Summit mobile application and also for print (subject to budget). The Publicity and Communications Committee will create attendee badges and coordinate signage requirements with other subcommittees. The Publicity and Communications Committee will document the event using video and audio recording, photography, and designated social media feeds.


The Summit Logistics Subcommittee is responsible for venue set up and breakdown, venue liaison, security, accessibility, AV, catering arrangements, placement of signage, onsite welcome and registration. The Logistics Subcommittee will work closely with all other Summit Subcommittees and staff to track attendee numbers and plan session rooms , catering, any offsite transportation needs, table decorations, vendor space, AV needs, conference materials, badges, and other supplies accordingly.


The Summit Intellectual Content Subcommittee is responsible for planning a series of presentations, breakout sessions, workshops, interactive panel discussions, Q&A sessions and/or offsite meetings to result in a well balanced program that reflects the past impact and future vision of DFW, the work of our grantees and partners.
The Intellectual Content Subcommittee will work closely with DFW staff partners to identify and recruit keynote speakers, panelists, and moderators and will provide them with terms of reference including a overview of Summit themes and preferred talking points, duration of remarks, schedule of events, and logistical information as appropriate. Speakers are encouraged to cover their own travel and accommodation expenses if possible.  The Intellectual Content Subcommittee will work closely with other Summit Subcommittees to announce the program of speakers, including speakers’ biographical information and photographs, contact information for them and their guests and networks.



There are no current other openings. Please consider another position or check back later.