Volunteer

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Thank you for your interest in volunteering for the YWCA Walla Walla!

Become a Volunteer

To become a volunteer for the YWCA, please download and fill out our volunteer packet. It can be brought to our offices or scanned and emailed to Carol Cole, office manager, at ccole@ywcaww.org. All volunteers will need to successfully complete a Washington State Patrol background check.

Download Volunteer Packet

Ongoing Volunteer Needs

We have many needs to be met at the YWCA and we thank you for your interest in helping!

  • Distributing event and awareness campaign posters
  • Cleaning toys for childcare programs
  • Office assistance

Please contact the YWCA at (509) 525-2570 if you are interested in any regularly occurring volunteer activities.

DVSA Resource Center

If you are interested in volunteering for the Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Resource Center (for example, in the shelter), please call Mary Byrd, Director of Client Services, at (509) 525-2570.

My Friends’ House

Because My Friends’ House is a licensed childcare center, there are several legal requirements for volunteers. These requirements include:

If you are interested in volunteering with My Friends’ House, you must first meet with My Friends’ House Director Tabitha Vance. Please email mfh@ywcaww.org to inquire.

Event Needs

The YWCA hosts a number of fundraising events throughout the year. For these events, we are in need of one-time volunteers to help with tasks such as:

  • Event set-up
  • Food preparation and serving
  • Event clean-up
  • For volunteers over 21: Serving food and drink, assisting guests at the Party with a Purpose
  • Walk A Mile In Her Shoes: An annual march we hold in October, where men “walk a mile” through downtown in women’s shoes to raise awareness for Domestic Violence Awareness Month. We are always looking for participants!

Please contact Events Coordinator Nancy Butler at nbutler@ywcaww.org if you are interested in a one-time opportunity.

Group Opportunities

Do you have a group (from school, extracurriculars, church, etc) that would like to volunteer at the YWCA? We have many ideas for how you can help us!

  • Shopping for groceries for our shelter
  • Creating quilts, blankets, journal or other warming keepsakes for shelter residents

We are very open to your ideas, too. Just give us a call to let us know how you’d like to help.

Thank you again!