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In an effort to ensure the safety of volunteers, we are temporarily suspending all volunteer opportunities until further notice.

Other Ways to Help During This Crisis:




Volunteer Opportunities to Help Those in Need

Hosting Meals

There are two options: 1) Bring in food, cook and serve 2) Make a donation, YWCA staff prepares, you serve. This opportunity is designed for 5-15 people for breakfast or dinner and 1-5 for lunch.

Organizing Donations

Help us keep our donations closet organized. This opportunity is suited for 3-15 volunteers and is available weekdays: 9:00 am – 11:30 am or 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm.

Run the EARN Store

Residents can earn points doing various tasks during their stay. These points can be exchanged for essential items from the store. This is suited for 2-3 volunteers and can be done weekdays and weekends.

Lead an Activity

Host an activity on the weekends for families such as arts and crafts, sports or educational lessons.

Assist with Child Care

Assist parents by providing child care while they attend enrichment classes on weekdays.

Assist with Maintenance Projects

Assist with odd jobs, from painting, installing shelving or laying mulch. Number of volunteers needed and time is based on need.

Host and Plan a Special Event

Host or lead a special event for our formally homeless women residents. Event types include: ice cream socials, appreciation days and holidays.

Organize a Donation Drive

Hosting a donation drive is a fun, simple way to gather many donations all at once! Some ideas include: collecting coats at your holiday party, diapers at your next baby shower or putting together welcome kits at your next house warming party.

We're Here to Help!

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