The YWCA welcomes one-time volunteer service
projects for individuals and groups. We are grateful for the business and
community groups that donate time and talent to improve the surroundings and
life-changing services of the YWCA campus. Your group may wish to consider
one-time projects such as the ones described below:
Volunteers would be helping with
yard work, weeding/gardening, cleaning up various spaces around the YWCA, and
picking up trash. If this is scheduled in the spring, groups could donate and
plant flowers in the beds around some or all of the campus buildings.
NOTE: Volunteers would need to
supply their own garden tools (trowels, rakes, etc.)
ACTIVITY NIGHTS FOR RESIDENTS
Your group may come up with your own
creative idea, or consider one of the suggestions below. Keep in mind that your
group will need to provide all needed supplies and refreshments. Past
activities usually begin at about 6:00 p.m., following dinner. Ideas include:
- Craft nights – Instructions and supplies for adults
and/or children to create craft projects. This works especially well for
- Children’s carnivals – games, activities, prizes, and
carnival food in the outdoor green space
- Spa Night – mani-pedis, facials, hair and makeup,
massages, and other indulgences for women residents. In addition, providing
supervision and activities for children so moms can truly relax and enjoy the
evening is greatly appreciated.
- Representing YWCA Utah at fairs, festivals, and community events.
- Assist YWCA Utah staff with administrative support and special projects.
ORGANIZE A DONATION DRIVE
Donation drives may be
undertaken separately, or combined with an on-site group project.Donation drive ideas:
- Sponsor a collection drive in your community and
collect any items on the YWCA wish list.
- Host a Hygiene Kit event!
- Collect donations for and assemble KRH kits for
- Backpack drive—collect
backpacks and school supplies.
- Paper product
supplies—collect toilet paper, paper towels, facial tissue, cups, plates,
napkins, plastic eating utensils.
- Organize a food drive for
- Conduct a fundraiser and
then buy movie passes, activity passes and gift certificates for the After
School and Child Care
- Have a baby shower or house
warming party and donate the items to women and children in residence
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MULTIPLE TASKS FOR LARGE GROUPS
The YWCA maintenance director and
volunteer coordinator would organize a day of assignments for up to 100
volunteers, based on current needs and the skills offered by volunteers. This
might include window washing, minor repairs in apartments and residences,
carpet cleaning, cleaning and disinfecting toys and furnishings in child care
areas, deep cleaning in café, repairing and cleaning tricycles and playground
equipment, resident activities, donation drives, gardening and landscape