Volunteering; The Happiness Effect


People choose to volunteer for a variety of reasons. For some it offers the chance to give something back to their community or make a difference to the people around them. For others it provides an opportunity to develop new skills or build on existing experience and knowledge. But did you know, according to a study in Social Science and Medicine, helping others kindles happiness? When researchers at the London School of Economics examined the relationship between volunteering and the measures of happiness in a large group of American adults, they found the more people volunteered, the happier they were.

Here at YWCA Central Carolinas, we value our volunteers and know you are an essential partner in helping deliver our programs and services. From administrative tasks to reading to our children to landscaping our grounds, we have something for you to give a couple of hours a month or a couple of hours a week. If you are interested in volunteering at an upbeat and encouraging nonprofit, please complete the form below. For questions or concerns, call our Community Engagement Manager, Brittenay Causieestko-Lee at 980.585.0500 or bcausieestko-lee@ywcacentralcarolinas.org

Note: We are unable to accommodate court-ordered community service.

Volunteer Information Session Registration

Register for our next Volunteer Information Session and find out more about our mission and how you can be a part of it! 

The next session is on August 16 from 6:00pm – 7:30pm at our Park Road campus (3420 Park Road, Charlotte, NC 28209). The info session will be comprised of an informative presentation on YWCA’s history and current programs, a tour of our facility and light snacks and refreshments provided to all.

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