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Life’s most urgent question is: What are you doing for others? – Martin Luther King, Jr.

Every year, YWCA Yakima serves over 6,000 individuals impacted by domestic violence.  You can help by volunteering.

We are so excited that you are interested in being a volunteer with YWCA Yakima.  We rely on passionate volunteers to fulfill our mission of eliminating racism, empowering women and providing a safe and supportive place where victims of domestic violence are able to heal and become self-reliant survivors.

We have two different ways you can be involved:


Non-direct volunteer services allow you to work in the facility and around participants, but you cannot provide volunteer services directly to families and children in our program.

Some examples of non-direct services can include but are not limited to:

  • Donation Center- sorting
  • Community outreach
  • Volunteering at YWCA Events, Fundraisers or Community Outreach Events
  • Social Justice Committee
  • Beautification Projects
  • Host a 3rd Party Fundraiser

Ready to Volunteer? Fill out the form below.

In order to provide direct community service work with participants, volunteers are encouraged to complete the required to complete a total of 20-hour advocacy-based training with our YWCA Yakima team. This includes 15 hours of advocacy-based classes and 5 hours of advocate job shadowing.  Advocacy training hours are scheduled upon volunteer’s schedule and regularly upon volunteer coordinators training schedule throughout the year.

Please fill out a volunteer application or reach out to our Outreach staff for more information.

Examples of direct client services include:

  • Ability to take Crisis Calls/ Complete screening/ Intakes
  • Volunteer On-call Advocacy (on-call or a scheduled shift)
  • Assist with calls and reception desk needs
  • Assist & support with Teen Prevention programs


Thank you for your interest in Volunteering at the YWCA Yakima. We look forward to meeting you!