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.