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Volunteer

There are several ways for volunteers to support our organization. Whether it is for a few hours, a few days, or for the long-term, we appreciate your interest and involvement.

Here's how you can help:

VolunteersYWCA owns and manages two social enterprises:

100% of proceeds from both shops support YWCA’s domestic violence and economic empowerment programs for women.

We welcome you as a volunteer!

Volunteers help the paid staff, working on displays, unpacking donations, selling, or doing whatever is needed.  Volunteers are needed both for special sales events or on a regular basis.  If you have a sense of fashion and skills in retail customer service, please consider interviewing to join our volunteer team!

Contact us for more information:

YWCA Shop for Good
Marko Djurovic, Shop Manager
847-853-8888
ywshop@ywca-ens.org

YWCA Crowded Closet
JoAnn Sylvano, Shop Manager
847-475-1135
crowdedcloset@ywca-ens.org

During the spring and summer months, we have volunteers assist in maintaining our garden beds! These beds provide fresh produce for our shelter residents. Please e-mail tstamells@ywca-ens.org if you are interested in signing up for a gardening shift.

A volunteer (must be 40-hour trained) will come in during designated shelter pantry days/hours and “set up shop” in the 4th-floor dining room. They would have a template for what food items we offer, how much residents can receive depending on their family size, and know which residents can shop on that specific day; days are Sundays from 10 am-2 pm and Wednesdays from 12 pm-3 pm. This person can also report the inventory of pantry items each time they’ve finished so we can keep track of inventory.
o Volunteers needed: 2 per week at 3-4 hours each time

Please e-mail szimmermann@ywca-ens.org if you are interested!

We need volunteers to help us keep our in-kind donation room organized and take inventory of the items.

  • Shift needed: 1 per month for 3-5 hours

Please e-mail szimmermann@ywca-ens.org if you are interested!