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Volunteer Opportunities

Thank you for your interest in volunteering with the YWCA! Below you will find some of the volunteer opportunities we have available, broken down by program.

For those interested in volunteering at our shelter, transitions apartments, main office or child care locations, please submit a completed application to our Volunteer Coordinator, Clinton Anderson by emailing: canderson@ywcarockco.com

Those interested in volunteering only at our events do not need to fill out the application. Simply click on the event tab below, and let us know which events you’re interested in helping with. For questions, please call (608) 752-5445 ext. 222

  • Answer helpline & text line
  • Answer doors to let in residents, volunteers, staff and approved guests
  • Monitor security cameras and report issues to staff
  • Conduct intake for new clients, including: filling out paperwork, review  expectations and log medication(s)
  • Sort and put away donations, supplies and food
  • Keep updated client logs, to enhance communication between staff and volunteers during each shift
  • Conduct facility tour for new clients
  •  Assist mothers who redeem “20-minute coupons”
  • Assist Child/Family Advocate with shelter activities
  • Cleaning rooms after a client leaves the shelter (includes some laundry)

Step-in for receptionist during breaks, which may include answering phones and preparing mailings.

Volunteers help with event setup and cleanup, day-of event registration and guest relations. There are also opportunities to serve on a planning committee.

Event Volunteer Opportunities

  • Provide respite childcare in our playroom during support groups
  • Assist our Child and Family Advocate in special art or training projects
  • Assist with woodwork, plumbing or painting
  • Help with intermediate repairs
  • Grounds keeping, which includes weeding, gardening, raking and snow removal