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Volunteer with the YWCA

Thank you for wanting to share your time and talents with the YWCA! As a volunteer, you are integral to the YWCA fulfilling our mission, and we simply couldn’t do it without your help and support.

YWCA Asheville has volunteer opportunities for individuals and groups. We can design volunteer assignments to fit your schedule, experience, and team-building goals. Please see a list of YWCA program volunteer positions below, and visit our Hands On Asheville-Buncombe page for a full list of volunteer opportunities.

Volunteer Application Sign up at Hands On

Current volunteer opportunities with YWCA:

Empowerment Childcare

Times available Monday – Friday from 8 am – 12 pm

  • Lead reading circles and group enrichment activities
  • Provide classroom support for Empowerment Childcare staff

Early Learning Program

Times available Monday – Friday from 8 am – 5 pm

  • Reading, storytelling and group enrichment activities
  • Help with lunch and snack distribution from our Healthy Meals Kitchen


Flexible time commitment

  • Help behind-the-scenes organizing and distributing donated baby clothes, maternity clothes, baby care items, toys or new school supplies, diapers, and formula
  • Join us for our monthly group meetings here at the YWCA and help a young parent learn new skills for her life as a successful parent and student
  • Provide transportation for our young parents to and from MotherLove events


Flexible time commitment

  • Join the fun in the pool as a swim assistant. Help children and adults learn the basics of floating, kicking, breathing and diving.
  • Support the Aquatics Program with behind-the-scenes administrative work or on-the-deck supervising

Administrative Support

Flexible time commitment

  • Office support that includes data entry, filing, and organizing the YWCA archives
  • Help with the YWCA Empower Hour Tour (1st and 3rd Tuesday of every month) – this tour gives the community a better look at the people we serve, our community advocacy efforts, and the family-friendly atmosphere inside our building
  • Help with translating YWCA documents and materials into Spanish


Volunteer Application Sign up at Hands On


For more information about volunteering, contact:

Amanda Durst, Development Coordinator


828-254-7206 x 103