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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:

Volunteers are an important part of the Race Against Hate! Individual and corporate volunteers help us market the event, prepare for Race Day, and ensure that the race operates smoothly! Fill out the form below to sign up for a shift:

Complete this form if you are interested in volunteering for 2023 Ricky Byrdsong Memorial Race Against Hate.
Name(Required)
Are you under the age of 18?(Required)
Use this space to provide details if you are volunteering with a larger group. Also, list any questions or details you would like our team to note!

Please fill out what volunteer options you would be interested in below

Choose as many as you are able to do. You will receive a confirmation e-mail with your set shift and directions.
Volunteer Options before Race Day
Race Day (June 18th) Volunteer Options
Volunteer opportunities on Race Day- Arrival time(s) for volunteers on Race Day are 6:15 AM, 6:30 AM, and/or 7:00 AM depending on the option. Location: Floyd Long Field (corner of Lincoln Street and Sheridan Road), Evanston, IL. You will receive a confirmation e-mail confirming your shift and arrival time. Let us know what your preferred task is on Race Day and we will try our best to accommodate your request.
Liability Waiver(Required)

 

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 Jemeela Colston- Pettigrew, Special Events and Volunteer Manager, at jcolston@ywca-ens.org for more information.

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 Jemeela Colston-Pettigrew, Special Events and Volunteer Manager, at jcolston@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.

Volunteers needed: 2 per week at 3-4 hours each time

Please e-mail Jemeela Colston-Pettigrew, Special Events and Volunteer Manager, at jcolston@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 Jemeela Colston-Pettigrew, Special Events and Volunteer Manager, at jcolston@ywca-ens.org if you are interested!

Interested?

Fill out the form below to get started!