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In an effort to ensure the safety of volunteers, most in-person volunteer opportunities have been suspended until further notice.

Other Ways to Help During this Crisis:



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 providing babysitters while parents attend enrichment courses, 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 to our families, volunteering with classmates and coworkers creates a shared experience that brings people closer together.

How You Can Help:

Help Those In Need

Help vulnerable women and families in the Columbus community by funding and serving a meal, hosting a special event, organizing donations, or babysitting.

Ignite the Community

Whether you’re helping us set up for Activists and Agitators, providing a space for collaboration, or hosting a community conversation, there are many ways to help us ignite the community.

Empower and Educate

Lead an educational leadership session for young women and girls. You can also help us celebrate inspirational women in Columbus by setting up at our Women of Achievement event.

Frequently Asked Questions

We're Here to Help!

Jessica Wichtman-Will

Director of Engagement

Contact Jessica for big volunteer ideas that you may not see listed on our website.
65 South Fourth St.
Columbus, OH 43015

Email Jessica

Naomi Merino

Volunteer and Donations Manager

Contact Naomi for general information or to schedule a volunteer opportunity.
YWCA Family Center
900 Harvey Ct.
Columbus, OH 43219

Email Naomi