Take an active part in promoting more equal and just society with the YWCA Richmond.

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Gifting your time, talent and passion to help us empower women and eliminate racism creates a lasting impact on our clients and community. We aspire to provide volunteers with the resources needed to be successful and to offer meaningful experiences.

To find out more about group volunteer opportunities, download this PDF

For more information, contact Nadia Gooray at 804-643-6761 ext 129

Your support is critical in helping the YWCA Richmond create and advance opportunities to empower women, children and families to live their best lives.

Your donations directly impact essential services we provide to women and families, such as counseling, housing, hospital accompaniment, crisis hotline, outreach and early childhood education programs. Thank you for investing in their future.

Make a secure online donation

Donate by Mail

Mail your checks made payable to “YWCA Richmond” to 6 N. 5th Street, Richmond, VA 23219

Donate over the Phone

We accept credit card donations over the phone during our regular business hours. Please call 804-980-7284.


Download our pledge form here 

Read our Donor Policy Here


Donate items from our Amazon Wish List 

In-kind Donations

  • Due to COVID-19, we are not accepting donations daily.  Please contact Heather Garrett at 804-980-7284 or to schedule a time to drop-off your approved donation at our downtown location, 6 N 5th Street, during the week between 8:30am – 4:30pm.
  • Donate items from our Care Kit Wish List 
  • Donate gift cards in small denominations ($10-$25) to grocery stores, gas stations, and clothing stores such as Walmart and Target.

YWCA Richmond has been supporting the community since 1887 with services and programs to help families in the Richmond area. We believe education is a core component of prevention that will help us all empower women, children, and families to live their best lives.

Through our Advocacy and Outreach department, YWCA Richmond works to provide free and low-cost workshops to individuals, groups, and professionals who are interested in learning more about how to prevent many of the issues that our clients face in our communities.

Request a Speaker Form

Workshop Topics

  • Domestic & Intimate Partner Violence Awareness
    • This talk is for groups interested in learning about domestic violence, including the warning signs, barriers to leaving an abusive relationship, and cycle of abuse. We encourage participants to think critically about how domestic violence affects people from different populations and highlights the effects as well as methods to providing help to those individuals who experience violence.
  • Sexual Assault Awareness
    • This talk is geared toward groups interested in defining sexual violence, understanding the affects, and learning methods to provide advocacy for survivors. We’ll explain the basics of trauma reactions and dispel common myths about sexual violence. We also hope to provide you with information about how to respond appropriately to survivors and become an advocate.
  • Healthy Relationships & Teen Dating Violence Prevention
    • This talk is geared toward teen groups interested in defining dating & sexual violence, understanding the affects, and learning methods to having healthy relationships, and provide tips to advocate for friends who are in an abusive relationship. We’ll explain dispel common myths, discuss dating violence in the media, and define healthy relationships.
  • YWCA Richmond 101: Services Overview
    • This talk provides information about YWCA Richmond, including a brief history of the organization and an overview of the services and programs we offer to the community. You’ll hear about how our programs have changed over the years to best meet the needs of families and learn how individuals and community groups can become involved and be advocates for families supported by YWCA Richmond.

Resource Tables

Want YWCA Richmond to join you at your fair, trade show or community event? YWCA Richmond empowers community members by providing information about early childhood education, sexual and domestic violence, and resources at events throughout the Richmond region. If you’re interested in having a YWCA Richmond representative present at your event, like a corporate volunteer fair, awareness event, or wellness fair, please complete the request form below to provide us with details.

Request a Speaker Form

We will do our best to support as many requests as possible, but please do not consider the request approved until we have confirmed our attendance as not all requests can be met. We will follow-up via email within a week from when we receive your Speaker Request Form.

Note: If you are interested in a short overview of a specific topic, like stalking, sexual assault, or domestic violence, the speaker can shorten the general information about YWCA Richmond and focus more on the specific area of interest.

Thank you for helping us to educate members of our community and advocate for children and survivors of domestic and sexual violence through your request!

Please direct any additional questions to Nadia Gooray at

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Jobs & Internships

We are hiring dynamic, kind, community-minded individuals to help us empower RVA! Find out more about the positions we have open and our internship program who’s mission is to maintain expertise in the field of sexual and domestic violence, nonprofit management, and child development by engaging interns in cutting-edge theory and interventions.

Open Positions