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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 Fall 2021), 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 .  

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.  You don’t have to attend volunteer orientation to lend us your support in this effort. If you’re able to participate, please email Allison Adams.

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

Donation Drive Organizers – Use our donation wish list as a guide to collect, sort, and deliver donations of the items we most urgently need.  Email Allison Adams for help planning a drive.

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

The volunteer opportunities listed below are available to folks who are already a vetted YWCA volunteer:

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

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 schedule convenient virtual tutoring sessions.

Dress for Success Donations Sorter, Merchandiser, Boutique Assistant, Data Entry – Be part of our volunteer team helping to prepare women 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.

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.