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.

Miss our recent webinar about opportunities on our Grant Selection Committee, our Regional Leader Committee, and the role of Chapter Mentors?  View it below!

Grant Selection Committee

The Grant Selection Committee (GSC) is responsible for the in-depth evaluation of Dining For Women (DFW) grant proposals. This includes, but is not limited to, investigation of many aspects of the applying organization such as its stated mission and goals, success rates, finances and staff and critically evaluating all components of the project or proposal using defined evaluation criteria and methods.  Principle duties and responsibilities include attending weekly WebEx/Teleconference meetings usually on Wednesdays during the grant cycle and attend in-person Face To Face Meetings in late February and early August.

Job requirements include excellent oral, written and organizational skills, interpersonal skills and continual attention to detail. Ability to handle sensitive and confidential information, interpret IRS form 990 and budgets, meet deadlines, and function as part of a team is strongly emphasized.  Selected Candidates will be recruited into Team 3 (GSC Backup Team). Selected candidates need to make a minimum commitment to be part of the committee for 2 years (4 cycles).  Interested applicants should complete the GSC Application online (DFW website under GET INVOLVED-Volunteer) available from October 1st 2019 – December 31st 2019 ONLY.  Applicants will also need to upload a current resume, a short (2 – 3 paragraphs) essay about why applicant wants to serve on the GSC and 1 or 2 letters of recommendation.  For questions and clarifications please feel free to contact the Director of Grants & Partnerships, Veena Khandke at veena@diningforwomen.org



Regional Leader Committee

Regional Leaders play a key role in attracting, engaging, retaining and mobilizing Dining for Women members within their assigned region. They are responsible for the overall management of the region, including oversight of a team of volunteer leaders, the development and support of regional strategies to grow new chapters, retain existing chapters, and increase awareness of DFW and its mission.

Requirements for this position include strong interpersonal skills, effective written and verbal communication skills, public speaking experience, good organizational skills, and ability to manage a team of volunteers.

We are currently looking for Regional Leaders or Co-Leaders in the following regions:

  • Florida
  • Heartland (MN, ND, SD, WI)
  • Midwest (IA, IL, KS, MO)
  • Northwest (AK, ID, MT, OR, WA)
  • South Central (OK, TX)
  • Southwest (AZ, NM, NV, UT)

For questions or further information, please contact Wendy Frattolin, Communications and Membership Director, at wendy@diningforwomen.org.

Click here to view the full Regional Leader job description.










Volunteer Mentors cultivate, nurture, and inspire DFW Chapter Leaders by helping to launch new chapters and motivating existing chapters to stay engaged and active. By developing and maintaining personal connections with Chapter Leaders, Mentors play an important role in ensuring chapter health and retention at the grassroots level of DFW.

This is a great opportunity for members who are passionate about DFW, want to work with and support Chapter Leaders, and enjoy mentoring or coaching. Although experience as a current or past Chapter Leader is preferred, it is not necessary. All training will be provided.

We are currently looking for Mentors across all DFW regions.

For questions or more information, please contact the volunteer Regional Leader in your region.  Click here for a list of Regional Leaders and regional email addresses.

Click here to view a full description of the Mentor roles and responsibilities.








Diversity & Inclusion Committee

The Dining for Women (DFW) Diversity & Inclusion Committee’s purpose is to define, encourage and support diversity and inclusion in DFW so people from all walks of life are welcome to participate and engage in DFW’s mission and outreach.

A greater diversity of races, ethnicities, gender identities, sexual orientations, socio-economic status, age, physical abilities, faiths/beliefs, politics, cultures, and languages among our members will strengthen our collective voices to create change.  As we increase our diversity we will also focus on inclusion to ensure that all are voices are empowered in Dining for Women.