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We Our Volunteers

Since the opening of the YWCA Family Center in October 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 hosting donation drives, assisting in gardening and maintenance work, and — most importantly — providing meals to our residents 365 days a year. We rely 100% on the community to provide dinner for our families each evening. This saves the organization over $200,000 annually. Even better, the meals provide structure and stability to our residents at the end of the day, while giving them the opportunity to spend much-needed quality time together with their families.

Beyond the immediate impact on our families, volunteering with classmates and coworkers creates a shared experience that brings people closer together.

Meal Service

Sponsor, provide, or serve a meal to our families at the YWCA Family Center.

Volunteer Outside of the Kitchen

Providing meals at the YWCA Family Center is our biggest need – but not our only need! We have several opportunities throughout the year to organize donated items, assist in maintenance projects, and more.

Mobilize Your Community

Volunteer in your own home or community to help programs across YWCA Columbus. Host a donation drive, assemble care packages, or make blankets for residents!


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We’re Here to Help!

Please contact us if you have additional questions or would like to discuss a volunteer opportunity not listed here.

Alexa Molitor

Volunteer & Donations Manager

65 South Fourth St.
Columbus, OH 43215

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