YWCA Madison

Volunteer

Thank you for your interest in volunteering with YWCA Madison. Volunteers are an important part of our team and critical to meeting our mission.

There are many ways you can volunteer and we try to match volunteers interests with our needs. Unfortunately we sometimes can’t match volunteers because we either have enough help or because a person’s skills don’t match our needs. When this happens we will let you know and keep you name in case future opportunities emerge.

Review the current list of volunteer opportunities. If you see something you like fill out our online volunteer application.

If you have any questions or would like further information please contact: Marcella Ziegler at 608.257.1436, option 2. Marcella's hours are Monday through Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

 

Current Volunteer Openings

Children’s Programs Volunteer

YWCA’s children’s program needs volunteers that can assist providing developmentally appropriate social and recreational activities for homeless children sheltered, with their families, at the YWCA or participating in one of our family housing programs. The Children’s program usually needs volunteers that can commit one night a week.

Location: 101 E Mifflin Street, Madison, WI 53703

Available hours: Monday-Friday 6:00-7:30 PM 

 

Driver’s License Recovery Program

Work closely with clients to assist in resolving barriers to suspended licenses. Responsibilities include providing information to clients, sharing, collecting and organizing information and working collaboratively with the program coordinator to resolve the issues. Volunteers must have experience working with diverse groups of people as well as an understanding of, or willingness to learn about the laws and regulations which govern suspension of driver’s licenses.


Location: 3101 Latham Drive, Madison

Available Hours: Monday-Friday afternoons and some weekend

 

Donation Drive Coordinator

Volunteers will work with our development team to assist with the solicitation and acquisition of in-kind donations from a variety of sources. Responsibilities include thanking donors as well as coordinating locations, events and drop-offs. Volunteers must enjoy working with diverse groups of people and be very responsible as well as have great communication and organizational skills.

Location: 101 E. Mifflin, Madison

Available Hours: Varies


Administrative Support

Work with various staff members to provide basic administrative support such as data entry, filing, assisting with mail and preparing for events. Volunteers must be dependable, have good organizational skills, be detail oriented, and have the ability to work independently, take initiative and maintain confidentiality.

Location: 101 E. Mifflin, Madison

Available Hours: Monday-Thursday 8:30 AM to 1:30 PM

 

Court Ordered Volunteer - This is only open to volunteers with court ordered service

Work with our maintenance department to assist maintaining clean buildings. Volunteers must be prompt and able to follow directions.

Location: 101 E. Mifflin, Madison

Available Hours: Monday- Friday 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM. Tuesday 4:30 to 8:30 PM

 

YW Transit Office Assistant

Work with the Transit Department to help assisting the transportation program at the YWCA with Data entry/retrieval Typing, photocopying, assembling marketing materials. Volunteers will contact clients to inquiry about transportation needs while maintaining their information confidential. Volunteers must have excellent phone skills, the ability to communicate effectively and maintain confidentiality, and strong organizational skills.

Location: 3101 Latham Drive, Madison

Available Hours: Monday-Friday 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM

Minimum Commitment: 6 months

 

YWebCA Tech Tutor

Assist participants with homework loads. Attend classes and work one-on-one with students to help them learn new concepts and debug projects. Assist class instructor with ensuring students are competent in the areas listed below:

  • Developer tools (e.g. Testing ,Git )
  • HTML5/CSS
  • Introduction to Node.js
  • Java Script Project Management
  • User experience design

Skills and Experience

The volunteer needs to have has experience in HTML/CSS/Java script is capable to review resumes and portfolios and capable to patiently answer questions and explain process to students.

YWeb Career Academy (YWebCA) is a web development career training program for women and people of color who are underrepresented in technology careers.skills.

Location: 3101 Latham Drive, Madison

Available Hours: Varies

Minimum Commitment: February 20 to June 2

 

YWebCA Tutor

Assist participants with homework loads. Attend classes and work one-on-one with students to help them learn how to write and edit resumes and how to improve their interviewing skills. Assist class instructor with ensuring students are competent in the areas listed below:

  • Resume writing
  • Cover letter writing
  • Other content writing
  • Interview practice
  • Elevator pitch practice

Skills and Experience

The volunteer needs to have has experience in interviewing others or being interviewed is capable to review resumes and portfolios and capable to patiently answer questions and explain process to students.

YWeb Career Academy (YWebCA) is a web development career training program for women and people of color who are underrepresented in technology careers.


Location: 3101 Latham Drive, Madison

Available Hours: Varies

Minimum Commitment: February 20 to June 2

 

Women’s Leadership Programs Volunteer

Volunteers will work with the event coordinator to conduct outreach and produce mailings for Women’s leadership programs (e.g. YWomen Lead Series, Moxie Conference, and Circle of Women fundraiser). Volunteers need to have some knowledge in the following areas: Administrative; proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite software, excellent communication skills (emails and phone calls); knowledge and understanding of YWCA mission and goals.


Location:101 E Mifflin, Madison

Available hours:To be discussed with program coordinator.

 

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