Looking for volunteer with a group or corporation?

Groups are asked to attend volunteer orientation, to become acquainted with YWCA Richmond’s mission and programs. Fill out our group volunteer application and our volunteer coordinator will reach out to you about the next steps.

You may email Heather Garrett at HGarrett@ywcarichmond.org any questions or project ideas.

Group Opportunities

  • Special Events & Facilities Support
    Keep our historic spaces looking and feeling beautiful for those we serve. There are several ways throughout the year to help with projects such as painting, sorting, organizing and decorating.  We also often need volunteer support for events.
  • Meal Support
    Get a group together and adopt an apartment by providing a weekly meal for a family residing in our emergency housing. Days are flexible.
  • Administrative Support
    This could include anything from making purple ribbons for Domestic Violence Awareness Month, to stuffing envelopes for our Spring Mailing or supporting our front desk.

Volunteer Program Philosophy

YWCA Richmond acknowledges the critical role volunteers play in helping us achieve our mission to empower women, children and families. We value the contributions of volunteers and seek to utilize their time, talent, and passion to enrich the lives of others. We aspire to provide volunteers with the resources needed to be successful and to offer meaningful experiences that will have a lasting impact on our clients, organization, and community.

Program Goals

  • Be a nonprofit of choice for volunteers
  • Educate volunteers on issues important to our clients, organization, and community to affect positive change
  • Build a collaborative community focused on making a significant impact
  • Retain volunteers by offering meaningful and rewarding opportunities