Volunteer Opportunities

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Volunteers are an important part of our team and critical to meeting our mission.

Thank you for your interest in volunteering with YWCA Madison.

As of Monday, March 16, YWCA Madison will be closing its building to all but residents and essential staff. We are not accepting any volunteers at this time. YWCA Madison’s first priority is to ensure the health and well-being of our community, including residents, volunteers, and staff.

Until further notice we will not be accepting volunteer or community service volunteer applications.

In the meantime, YWCA will be in critical need of continued financial support, please, if you can, donate HERE.  And we thank you for  your generosity in helping us fulfill our mission of elimination racism and empowering women, as well as providing safe and secure housing for our residents.

Thank you,

YWCA Staff


There are many ways you can volunteer and we will do our best to match volunteers interests with our program needs.

Review the current list of volunteer opportunities, fill out our online volunteer application, and you will receive an email letting you know when the next YWCA volunteer orientation is scheduled.

If you have any questions or would like further information, please contact Volunteer Coordinator, Erin Farrar at 608.257.1436, option 2. Monday through Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Previous Volunteer Opportunities

Children’s Programs Volunteer

YWCA’s children’s program needs volunteers that can assist in 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

Clerical Work

Assist with data entry, mailings, on an as-needed basis

Location: 101 E Mifflin Street, Madison, WI 53703
Available hours: Flexible


Thank you phone calls, assist with mailings

Location: 101 E Mifflin Street, Madison, WI 53703
Available hours: Flexible

Meal Preparation

Organize and assist in meal preparation for Community meals, Tuesday evenings

Location: 101 E Mifflin Street, Madison, WI 53703
Available hours: Tuesday evenings

YWeb Trainings

Business and personal finance workshop presenters, to help students transition into a new working environment

Location: Empowerment Center, 2040 S Park St, Madison WI 53713
Available hours: TBD

Restorative Justice Intake Volunteer

Make phone calls to youth and their parents/caregivers to inform them of their option to attend Restorative Justice as an alternative to municipal court.  Collect and document intake information.

Location: Flexible
Available hours: at least 4 hours/month

Volunteer Application

Previous Community Service Volunteer Opportunities

These are only open to volunteers with court-ordered service.

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

Location: 101 E. Mifflin, Madison WI 53703
Available Hours: Monday- Friday 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM. Monday-Thursday 12:00 am to 4:00 pm

Community Service Application