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We value each and every volunteer who offers their time, talents, and energy to support and strengthen the life-changing programs offered at YWCA Utah. We truly could not do our work without your help. We offer various volunteer opportunities for community members. Current volunteer opportunities are listed below.

If you are interested in volunteering with YWCA Utah please select the Volunteer Interest Form button below to fill out a quick volunteer interest form. A volunteer coordinator will be in touch with you shortly and you will be added to our monthly YWVolunteers newsletter which will highlight available volunteer opportunities.

Volunteer Opportunities

YWCA Utah welcomes one-time volunteer service projects for both individuals and groups.

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:

CAMPUS BEAUTIFICATION

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 holiday-themed items.
  • 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 incoming families
  • 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 our kitchen
  • 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 housewarming party and donate the items to women and children in residence

SPECIAL EVENTS

Help with YWCA events! Contact volunteer@ywcautah.org for more details.

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 cleanup, etc.

We hope to recruit and retain volunteers who can work in our agency for 20 hours per month for a minimum of six months. Current opportunities are listed below. Please contact email volunteers@ywcautah.org for more information.

BETTY’S BOUTIQUE

Receive and organize donations, and help women and children who live here shop for resources.

SALT LAKE AREA FAMILY JUSTICE CENTER

Assist women navigating the collaborative center for victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, elder abuse, and stalking.

LOLIE ECCLES EARLY EDUCATION CENTER & EMMA’S PLAYHOUSE

Play and educate children while supporting teachers in a child care setting.

AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM & SUMMER CAMP

Assist in the implementation of the after-school and summer camp program for children ages 6-13 and/or the evening teen program for middle school and high school children living in the domestic violence shelter and transitional housing.

ONE TIME AND SPECIAL EVENT VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

One-time and special events are a great way to make a meaningful service contribution to YWCA Utah. Volunteers with busy, changing schedules are able to volunteer with us as their schedules permit. Complete the Volunteer Interest Form above to get notifications about one time and special event opportunities. Potential opportunities include:

  • Set up and event support for YWCA Utah events such as LeaderLuncheon, Food Truck Face Off, Over the Edge, Stronger Together Breakfast, Stand Against Racism, Home for the Holiday’s, etc.
  • Advance preparation for special events
  • Campus maintenance and beautification projects
  • Representing YWCA Utah at fairs, festivals, and community events
  • Assist YWCA Utah staff with administrative support and special projects

SKILL-BASED VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Use your personal or professional skills, talents, experiences, and resources to make an impact in the community and at YWCA Utah. Skills-based opportunities include:

  • Graphic Design
  • Photography and Videography
  • Campus maintenance and beautification
  • Tutoring
  • Interpreting Services
  • Archivist
  • Youth sport coach
  • Staff training and enrichment
  • Interns (social services, marketing, and public policy, etc.)

One-time and special events are a great way to make a meaningful service contribution to YWCA Utah. Volunteers with busy, changing schedules are able to volunteer with us as their schedules permit.

Complete the Volunteer Interest Form above to get notifications about one time and special event opportunities.

Potential opportunities include:

  • Set up and event support for YWCA Utah events such as LeaderLuncheon, Food Truck Face Off, Over the Edge, Stronger Together Breakfast, Stand Against Racism, Home for the Holiday’s, etc.
  • Advance preparation for special events
  • Campus maintenance and beautification projects
  • Representing YWCA Utah at fairs, festivals, and community events
  • Assist YWCA Utah staff with administrative support and special projects

Do you have a specialized skill, trade, or profession that you think might benefit YWCA Utah. Please contact volunteer@ywcutah.org regarding you specialized skill.

Skills-based opportunities include:

  • Graphic Design
  • Photography and Videography
  • Campus maintenance and beautification
  • Tutoring
  • Interpreting Services
  • Archivist
  • Youth sport coach
  • Staff training and enrichment
  • Interns (social services, marketing, and public policy, etc.)

ORGANIZE A DONATION DRIVE

Donations are the lifeblood of our organization. We always appreciate the time spent raising money or collecting items to benefit the YWCA. Some options include:

  • Sponsor a collection drive in your community and collect any items on the YWCA wish list
  • Organize a food drive for our kitchen
  • 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 housewarming party and donate the items to women and children in residence

HOST AN ACTIVITY

Host a one-time activity for the children or mothers living in the residential programs. Come up with your own creative idea, or consider one of the suggestions below. Keep in mind that you 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 holiday-themed items.
  • 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.

PLAN YOUR OWN

Have a great idea for a service project to benefit the YWCA? We’re flexible! Let us know what you have in mind by contacting volunteer@ywcautah.org.

Questions about volunteering at YWCA Utah? Email volunteer@ywcautah.org.