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Our Work is Powered by Volunteers

We could not achieve our mission without volunteers.  Make a difference in the lives of the women, children, & families we serve by joining our YWCA volunteer team.  In light of COVID-19, we have restructured our volunteer program to include virtual options.  We look forward to resuming in-person, on-site volunteer opportunities when it’s safe to do so.

How to Get Started

To join our volunteer team you’ll need to participate in a virtual  volunteer orientation session (TBA – late summer of 2020), complete a volunteer application packet & background check. Volunteers must be at least 18 years old.  YWCA does not offer court-ordered community service volunteer opportunities.  If you need to log volunteer hours for a college service learning project, please explore our internship opportunities .  

Please click on the box below to express your interest in volunteering & we will invite you to our next virtual volunteer orientation.


Individual Volunteer Opportunities

Mask-Makers – Make masks for our clients.  We welcome any mask style (tie-on, ear-hook) and any cotton fabric pattern (especially gender neutral patterns) – and in sizes to fit adults and children.  If you’re able to participate in this effort, please email Allison Adams.

Zoom Meeting Facilitators – Use your Zoom skills to help us present one of our  Zoom meetings or community events.

Social Media Supporters – Follow us on social media (@ywcanashville, @dfsnashville, @amend_together).  “Like” our posts and share them with your network.

Adult Education Tutoring – Work virtually with students, one-on-one or in small groups, to help them strengthen their skill set.  Tutors work directly with our Family Learning Center staff & students to set meeting schedule.

Personal Shopper & Donations Sorter – Prepare a woman to Dress for Success for her job interview or new employment opportunity & make donated clothing inventory ready for distribution.

Re-New at YWCA – Transform an empty space into a warm, inviting home for one of our Domestic Violence Service clients.

Girls Inc. Aide – Share your flare for graphic arts, videography, & data entry & analysis.  Help us facilitate Zoom meetings by leading breakout groups providing enrichment, or serving as a mentor.  Assemble & help distribute supply kits for class activities.

Community Market Helper –  Re-stock shelves in our Community Market at Weaver Domestic Violence Center so our residents can shop from a full selection of donated items.

Special Events Supporter Lend us a hand as we work to produce new events to raise money & awareness for our mission and programs.


Group Volunteer Opportunities  

Donation Drives – Collect, sort, & deliver items we urgently need for our programs.

Hands-on Site Projects – When it’s safe to do so, we will resume scheduling volunteer groups to help us with light maintenance & storage organization projects at Weaver Domestic Violence Center.

Please contact Allison Adams via email or by phone at (615) 983-5144 for more information on group volunteer opportunities.