You can make a difference in your community through YWCA volunteer opportunities. There are many ways you can support women and families, including ongoing tasks, one-time events and group projects.
Ongoing projects are great for volunteers looking for a continuous and scheduled volunteer experience, typically involving a weekly commitment with a defined date and time. To participate in ongoing tasks, you will need to go through processing, including a pre-screen, in-person interview, references, background check, and signing confidentiality forms. Ongoing positions also require a minimum time commitment of three to six months, depending on the volunteer position.
One-time events are for those who need more flexibility in their schedules and cannot commit to volunteering on an ongoing basis. These positions usually have less contact with clients or residents. Any one-time event also makes for a great volunteer opportunity for groups!
According to the nonprofit membership organization Independent Sector, volunteer time in Washington State for 2016 was valued at $30.04 an hour. This amounts to over $912,500 of in-kind donations! We very much value our volunteers, and thank them for their time and their efforts!
How can you help empower women in your community? Starting on June 24, 2021, virtual orientations are held on the 4th Thursday of every month between 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. on Zoom. Click here to join the new volunteer orientation.
*PLEASE NOTE*: Due to the holidays, November and December's virtual orientations will be held on the 3rd Thursday of those months.
To complete court-ordered community service hours with YWCA, you must contact Volunteer Services and be cleared before you begin your volunteer hours. Contact us firstname.lastname@example.org or 206.591.1964.
To register your group for a project, please contact us at 206.591.1964 or email@example.com.
Work together to create a more beautiful, comfortable space for residents at Pathways for Women and Trinity Place Apartments. Depending on the season, tasks may include weeding, gardening, painting, or general cleaning. Weekdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., for groups of three or more.
Facilitate a fun family art project for Pathways residents and their children. Volunteers design the project, provide the supplies, and coordinate with Pathways staff to select a time and date. Weekdays 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., for groups of up to five.
Help keep the Pathways donations room looking cheerful by tidying, organizing, and updating our stock arrangement. Weekdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., for groups of up to five.
Provide warm meals to different programs in need. Opportunities every weekday for breakfast and lunch, as well as brunch on Saturdays only. Party Hosts are also part of the meal program, hosting specific fun events like ice cream parties, picnics, BBQ's etc.
Work in a recently vacated unit to clean, stock, and beautify it for the next family moving in. We provide all cleaning supplies and stocking needs, you provide some decorative items and nonperishable food. Saturdays 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., for groups of five to 10.
Work in one of several sites to organize donations such as linens or dishes, unpack boxes, stock shelves, and take inventory. This weekly opportunity can be done regularly by the same group. Weekdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., for groups of four to 10.
Groups choose items they'd like to collect (food, diapers, hygiene products, etc.), and set the dates and location of where and when they'd like to host the drive. Popular host sites include neighborhoods, or churches they are associated with. We are happy to come out to meet everyone and talk more about our programs.
Groups come up with, or work with an existing program to develop, plan, supply needs, and execute an event. In the past we have had groups do: Halloween Parties, self-defense classes, budget workshops, craft classes, Mother’s Day spa days, and many more. Groups up to five.
Groups come in for specific large maintenance tasks, on the books right now we have gardening needs, mural painting, building furniture, painting, and landscaping. Weekdays 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., groups of up to 30.