We Our Volunteers
Since the opening of the Family Center in October of 2005, YWCA Columbus has maintained a close partnership with the community. Over the years, tens of thousands of people have volunteered at the Family Center; providing kindness, warmth, and compassion to families experiencing a housing crisis.
Our volunteers provide essential support to our families by organizing our donation closets, or leading weekend activities and crafts. Most importantly, we rely 100% on the community to provide dinner to our residents 365 days a year. This saves the organization over $200,000 annually. Even better, the meals provide structure and stability to their day while giving the opportunity for much-needed quality family time. Beyond the immediate impact on our families, volunteering with classmates and coworkers creates a shared experience that brings people closer together.
Provide a Meal
Physically provide and serve a meal for our families.
Sponsor a Meal
Financially sponsor a meal for our families.
Other Ways You Can Help:
Frequently Asked Questions
Option 1: Physically provide a meal. Learn more here.
Option 2: Financially sponsor a meal. Learn more here.
You can be any age for the volunteer opportunities unless noted below:
15 years and older: May volunteer in our kitchen
Younger than 15 years: May volunteer in our dining room/community room area
Due to operational needs, we limit the number of volunteers for each of our opportunities.
Donation Organizers / EARN Store
Arts & Crafts
Maintenance General Cleaning (Indoors)
Greater than 10?
We may be able to split your group up between different tasks
We will let you know ahead of your scheduled host date how many people you should expect to serve. You take that number and divide by your recipe’s serving size. Then multiply each ingredient by that number.
We’re Here to Help!
Please contact us if you have additional questions or would like to discuss a volunteer opportunity not listed here.
Volunteer and Donations Manager
Contact Brian for general information or to schedule a volunteer opportunity.
YWCA Family Center
900 Harvey Ct.
Columbus, OH 43219
Director of Donor Engagement
Contact Jessica for big volunteer ideas that you may not see listed on our website.
65 South Fourth St.
Columbus, OH 43015