TAKE BACK THE NIGHT FOUNDATION

Cause Area

  • Advocacy & Human Rights
  • Crisis Support
  • Education & Literacy
  • Justice & Legal
  • Women

Location

PO BOX 332WAYNE, PA 19087 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

Take Back The Night serves to support survivors of sexual violence and works to end sexual violence in all forms. We hold events, rallies, marches, vigils, conferences, support sessions, and educational opportunities to further our mission and goals. For over half a decade Take Back The Night Events have reached more than 10 million people in over 30 countries and more than 500 communities.

Description

Take Back The Night offers resources for survivors and hold events, rallies, marches, vigils, conferences, support sessions, and educational opportunities to further our mission and goals. For more than 50 years, Take Back The Night Events have reached more than 10 million people in over 30 countries and more than 500 communities. We are comprised of volunteers who work tirelessly for our mission and cause. We offer summer and semester internships to qualified applicants.

Reviews

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by Isabella C. (July 11, 2024)
I started my summer internship with the Take Back the Night Foundation in May, and it has been a truly enriching and transformative experience. From the very beginning, I was welcomed into a supportive and dynamic environment where I had the opportunity to connect with incredible people dedicated to creating meaningful change. One of the most significant aspects of my internship was the chance to focus on topics that resonated deeply with me.
by Mackenzie W. from CA (July 10, 2024)
Take Back The Night is an amazing organization. The mentorship provided from the directors is insightful and impactful. Working at TBTN has been such a great opportunity! I highly recommend volunteering for Take Back The Night!
by Alice Z. (July 7, 2024)
I love the work I do at TBTN because it is such an authentic and tight-knit organization with a powerful impact. There is something truly for everyone no matter ability or skill. We are the change makers of the world and we all face the work we do with passion!
by adele r. (July 6, 2024)
Working with TBTN is an amazing opportunity for students looking for internships. It is flexible and completely remote, giving you great experience and personalized work that is catered to your ideal internship experience. Everyone on the team is professional and hard workers, I would recommend this to anyone looking to volunteer!
by Javonne C. from CA (July 5, 2024)
While I am a newer volunteer, I appreciate how organized and communicative the team is. I work on the social media team where I get to create clips for the Dear Katie: Survivor Stories Podcast. I like that my work is making a difference and creating more awareness for those that need the support and resource. I'm grateful to be doing work that is making an impact and helping me along my personal journey as well.
by Sydney T. (July 5, 2024)
Volunteering with Take Back the Night has been an amazing experience for me! I've been there a few months now, and I can't recommend it enough. The team is fantastic, the work is important, and you really feel like you're making a difference. Plus, the mentorship I've received has been invaluable. It's been such a rewarding journey!
by Catrina A. (July 5, 2024)
Not only does this organization have an urgent and vital mission, the senior leadership also ensures that every volunteer is empowered to mobilize their strengths and skillsets to contribute to a greater cause. Volunteers can work on numerous assignments, ranging from outreach to college campuses all across the country, to assisting in the production of a podcast that amplifies survivors' voices, and many more. Work at the TBTNF is incredibly versatile and worthwhile.
by Aditi D. from Exton, PA (July 4, 2024)
I recently began volunteering at TBTN, and it has been an inspiring experience. Each task is thoughtfully personalized and impactful. The strong sense of community and shared purpose among the volunteers and group members makes my time at TBTN incredibly motivating and fulfilling.
by chunzi y. (July 4, 2024)
The onboarding orientation was very thorough and the team atmosphere is great. No matter what your abilities are, there is a place for you.
by Yasmeen K. (July 2, 2024)
My decision to join Take Back The Night was deeply influenced by the survivors I met at the University of Oregon event. Their stories inspired me to take on a mission- to be a strong advocate for each survivor. I believe that every story is significant, and I am eager to learn from TBTN how to empower survivors to share their experiences with the world because their stories matter. I am committed to this cause, as well as to being a supportive listener and advocate for survivors.
by Jacob C. (July 2, 2024)
Take Back The Night gives you the opportunity to work on whatever you’re interested in. Highly engaging and rewarding work!
by Jill D. (July 1, 2024)
I have been a volunteer for about a month now and I have been nothing short of impressed. The work that these volunteers do and those who dedicate their time to this organization impress me each day. I have learned much in such a short time and look forward to continuing to learn more.
by Zane C. (July 1, 2024)
I have been volunteering for TBTN for a few months and enjoy helping the organization. It is an enriching experience.
by Fisher T. (July 1, 2024)
TBTN is a great organization that empowers survivors in their healing journey. Being involved with the organization has allowed me to use my skills for good - I am looking forward to continue working with this organization.
by Avani M. (July 1, 2024)
Working with TBTN is rewarding and the supportive team is amazing.
by Harper G. (June 12, 2023)
The Take Back The Night volunteer team is made up of dedicated change-makers who welcome and empower each individual in their network. As a volunteer, you are supported and encouraged to participate in a wide range of projects in a virtual setting. The work is important, and you will feel the impact - there is much work to do and much to learn. I highly recommend volunteering for this group.
by Meredith M. (June 12, 2023)
I can not speak highly enough of this organization. Volunteer tasks are personalized - you get to work on teams closely pertaining to your interests. The tasks challenge you daily and teach you new skills. The atmosphere is warm and collaborative, and my favorite part is seeing the tremendous impacts our work has.
by Rachel E. (June 12, 2023)
Take Back the Night Foundation provides you with infinite opportunities to get involved in your areas of strength. There are also plenty of opportunities to develop different strengths with the help of founder Kaite Koestner's mentorship. TBTNF is a place where you get directly involved in the movement against sexual assault in a hands-on and meaningful way. You will have the opportunity to help design toolkits for high school chapters, develop an internationally observed newsletter, work on Katie Koestner's podcast "Dear Katie," and more!
by Rose D. (June 10, 2023)
This organization is very on top of things. It's a wonderful team and provides so many opportunities for volunteers such as myself to help make a difference!
by Sanvi S. (June 8, 2023)
I originally was introduced to the foundation while trying to collaborate with them to introduce self-defense seminars to my community, and the dedication and hard work all the volunteers displayed inspired me to join the organization. This is such an amazing and unique volunteering opportunity where you are given the ability to work alongside people from all ages and walks-of-life. It was incredible to see how tight-knit the foundation is, especially the founder Katie Koestner who has offered multiple times to work one-on-one with volunteers, but also the assistant director Sarah Stuparits and assistant director Amy Tilton who are always willing to aid and help out volunteers by any means.
by Alison C. (June 7, 2023)
This organization is filled with the most genuine, helpful, and amazing people I've come across as my career as a volunteer. Being a part of this community has filled me with nothing but gratefulness, and it has led to me to better understanding mechanisms of society of around me, and how I myself can take part in them to change our communities for the better.
by Dana K. from KZ (June 7, 2023)
A great place to work! My colleagues are super friendly and ready to help.
by Amy T. (June 2, 2023)
I absolutely love volunteering with TBTNF! I've been an active volunteer for 3 years and have learned so many skills. I have gained valuable tech skills like Salesforce, Wordpress, Zapier, and more. And I have had opportunities to manage and MC events, connect with interesting people and famous celebrities, support event holders, create social media content, and so many other cool projects. Plus the volunteer team meets weekly, which really helps me feel supported, and I love getting to know so many other passionate and talented volunteers.
by Claire L. (April 30, 2024)
Volunteering at TBTNF was one of the most holistic experiences. They offer various opportunities allowing you to approach ending sexual violence with interdisciplinary perspectives. Even more rewarding was the people in the org. From the start, I've had the opportunity to interact directly with the senior directors, including the founder Katie Koestner herself. Under their mentorship, I became a more effective leader and advocate dedicated to promoting inclusion. I also gained more insights into marketing and publicizing, which I otherwise wouldn’t have known given my STEM background. Their patience, support, and constructive criticism have shaped me into a better leader. More importantly, they believed in my potential and offered me the space to lead projects my own way. This really is a one-of-a-kind experience. If you're hoping to change communities for the better while developing leadership skills, join TBTNF!
by Meagan J. (May 26, 2020)
Assisting TBTN Foundation on developing Health & Wellness curriculum for youth/college students has been a great experience! The team leads on the project are very organized and supportive. They engaged me as I worked on my portion, but didn’t hassle me. I thoroughly enjoy working with them. It is nice to be able to able to help them with their mission.
by Julia D. (May 24, 2020)
I've had such an excellent experience working with TBTN. The staff have all been super helpful and kind!
by Corey P. (May 24, 2020)
Volunteering with the Take Back the Night Foundation gave me the opportunity to help inform others about important issues as well as educate myself. It has been a great learning experience!
by Sowmya C. (May 23, 2020)
Working with Katie and her amazing team has been the most rewarding and fulfilling volunteering experience. What differentiates this organization from others that I've volunteered with is how organized and thoughtful the whole experience is. Katie & her team take time to meet with volunteers on a weekly basis to guide and brainstorm on topics/ideas. There's a very helpful Slack channel that encourages interaction between volunteers and Katie's team. I love the interactive engagement of this virtual experience and have gained so much knowledge from writing curricula and researching resources for a variety of hot button topics so relevant to our youth. A big shout out to Jessica, Nicole, and Annie who are always eager to help as our project managers. I'm so grateful for the opportunity to volunteer at TBTN and would definitely recommend it to others.
by Paige S. (May 23, 2020)
I honestly had no idea what expect with a virtual volunteer opportunity, but this has been great! The project instructions are well-laid out, and the staff is quick to respond to any questions. There are numerous opportunities available to people with varying time commitments and interests. I would definitely recommend this opportunity to others.
by Neha D. (May 23, 2020)
It was a great experience volunteering with the TBTN Foundation on creating wellness cirricula for high school and university students. A big shout-out to my project manager Lily for being so understanding! I would love to continue volunteering with them in the future.
by Chidubem C. from DE (May 12, 2020)
Katie and her Team are given me the opportunity to practically exercise my acquired Salesforce and Business skills. I am grateful to be able to help "Take Back The Night" during this transition. And this might be a long therm engagement, if need be!
by Claire Z. (May 3, 2020)
A group of passionate, dedicated, and highly organized individuals!
by Sarah S. from Lake Villa, IL (May 3, 2020)
There are so many opportunities to help from the comfort of your home! The executive director Katie Koestner is very involved and there is plenty of guidance and flexibility. Very rewarding!
by Monica S. from Denver, CO (April 28, 2020)
Katie is super responsive, collaborative, very thorough, and organized. The organization is supporting a great cause, and it has been awesome to help such a multi-faceted program.
by Grace G. from Feeding Hills, MA (April 28, 2020)
This is a great organization with so many rewarding opportunities, and I am thankful to have gained a role on their team!
by Cali S. (April 27, 2020)
organizers are committed and followed up, though quite slow to respond.
by Anita K. from CA (August 21, 2019)
Very rewarding research work that I could do on my own time. It was a pleasure to work with Alex.

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