Are you looking for a way to get involved in your community? Do you share our passion for promoting racial justice, empowering women and girls, and helping end domestic and sexual violence? Then volunteering at YWCA York is for you!
Volunteers are a vital part of our work, and are active in many facets of our programs. Opportunities range from a few hours of office work or building maintenance, to a longer-term commitment of staffing a few shifts per month answering the domestic violence hotline or responding in person to calls at the emergency room for victims of sexual violence.
We have three main categories of volunteers:
· General Volunteers: to help with office work, building maintenance, yard work, etc.
· Victim Services Volunteers: specially trained volunteers who work directly with victims of abuse, including children
· Special Events Volunteers: to help with community outreach and fundraising events like Walk A Mile In Her Shoes, Race Against Racism, etc.
For YWCA York’s ACCESS York and the Victim Assistance Center (VAC), Victim Services Volunteers work directly with victims and their children. Thus, volunteers are required to undergo criminal and child abuse background checks, as well as comprehensive training to become qualified counselors/advocates.
Whether you have a few hours or a few days, we appreciate your interest and look forward to working with you. Please complete a registration form today to start the process of volunteering with the YWCA!