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Volunteers Make A Difference

Volunteers are critical to helping us achieve our mission. We are excited to have you working with us! There are a variety of volunteer options with YWCA of Northwest Ohio. No matter where you volunteer, your talents will make a difference.


Clean-up and Beautification

Help to create a more beautiful space for the residents of the YWCA. Depending on the season, tasks may include weeding/gardening, lawn maintenance, painting or general cleaning.

Contact admintoledo@ywcanwo.org

Domestic Violence Support

Every day, because of domestic violence, 28,800 individuals are victimized, 21,000 victims lose a day of paid work, 20,000 calls are placed to hotlines, and more than 3 lives are lost. We are not accepting DVS volunteers at this time due to upcoming renovations but if you’re still interested in volunteering, we’re in great need of Rape Crisis Advocates.

Sexual Assault Survivor Support

All of us have the power to lend a helping hand. The only question is whether or not we choose to use it. In our community, the problem of physical and sexual violence toward women is one that cannot and should not be tolerated. Yet, it continues. Unfortunately, since that fact isn’t likely to change, neither will our need for new volunteers who possess the desire to make a difference.

Are you …

  • a good listener?
  • empathetic by nature?
  • caring and thoughtful?
  • supportive of others?

If you answered yes, then we need you!

Volunteers respond to hotline calls and provide advocacy for survivors of sexual assault.

Volunteer training classes are held throughout the year. For more information, check out the Position Description or contact the Volunteer Coordinator at the YWCA Rape Crisis Center at (419) 241-3235 or rcc@ywcanwo.org.

The goal of the sexual assault support volunteer is to make the aftermath of rape a little easier by explaining how the medical and legal systems work. They offer sensitivity and a non-judgmental attitude, allowing survivors of sexual assault to begin to move through the recovery process. They advocate on behalf of the survivor to ensure that she knows her rights and that those rights are protected.