Volunteering; The Happiness Effect

Thank you for your interest in volunteering at YWCA Central Carolinas. YWCA is committed to making your volunteer experience meaningful and impactful, both for the volunteer and the participants we serve. Since we provide services for women and families facing homelessness and students experiencing poverty, it is important for us to have consistent, committed volunteers. Because both the children and adults we serve have experienced significant losses and many transitions, we ask that our volunteers commit to at least six months of regular service in one of our programs. 

Recognizing that not all prospective volunteers can dedicate recurring time, we are committed to suggesting opportunities that our partner agencies might offer that are “one time” or infrequent. For example, our residents access the “Free Store” at Crisis Assistance Ministry where people donate clothing and small household items. They welcome volunteers to sort, fold and hang clothes. Some of our residents are referred to us by the Urban Ministry Center, where daytime meals are served by volunteers 365 days a year. No agency can meet all the needs in our community, so by helping another mission, we all benefit.

To a limited extent, based upon the availability of our hard-working facility specialist, we are able to offer group or team volunteer experiences on our nearly 10-acre campus, such as mulching the playground, painting the perimeter fence, or weeding the resident garden. Items most needed for programs are listed on our regularly-updated greatest needs wish list, where friends of YWCA Central Carolinas can support us by ordering via Amazon: https://ywcacentralcarolinas.org/how-to-help/wish-list/

Thank you for considering YWCA Central Carolinas as a mission you want to support! We appreciate you.

If you are interested in volunteering at an upbeat and encouraging nonprofit, please contact our Community Engagement Manager, Brittenay Causieestko-Lee at bcausieestko-lee@ywcacentralcarolinas.org

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

Programs Needing Volunteers

  • Youth Learning Centers
  • Racial Justice
  • Administration (Main Office)
  • Facilities

Volunteer Opportunities

  • Reading to Students
  • Tutoring our Students
  • Events
  • Fundraising
  • Gardening/Yard Work
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