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ARE YOU READY TO MAKE AN IMPACT IN YOUR COMMUNITY?

Volunteers are essential to our mission of eliminating racism, empowering women and strengthening communities. We are very fortunate to have many volunteers from the community involved with YWCA Glendale. Individuals contribute their time and talents in a variety of ways to help us achieve our goals. Whether you want to volunteer for a specific project or on an ongoing basis, you will find a rewarding opportunity at YWCA Glendale.

Please let us know if you have other ideas, experience or a special skill, as there might just be a perfect fit here at YWCA Glendale.

If you are interested in volunteering, email brighidquinn@glendaleywca.org or call 818-242-4155 ext.228 to learn which volunteer opportunities are currently open.

CURRENT VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES:

Flex your skills and creativity and facilitate a workshop with YWCA Glendale.

As a workshop instructor, you have the opportunity to teach life skills to women enrolled in our Domestic Violence Program. Workshop topics are decided by the volunteer and their supervisor, and can include cooking classes, financial literacy, resume writing, and crafts.

Volunteer Commitment: Days and times are flexible

Help domestic violence survivors on the path to safety by answering calls on our 24/7 domestic violence crisis hotline.

As a hotline volunteer, you will provide crisis intervention, resources, and advocacy to survivors of domestic violence all over LA County. Hotline volunteers are required to complete a 40-hour domestic violence counselor training to begin. YWCA Glendale offers a 40-hour Domestic Violence Counselor Training twice a year.

Volunteer Commitment: 8 hours/month; Days and times flexible

Engage your community by participating in YWCA Glendale’s events.

YWCA Glendale hosts several events a year and needs assistance with event set-up, greeting and registering guests, as well as marketing and promotion in the community.

Volunteer Commitment: Varies; will receive emails as events needs arise

Our donation based Hope Closet is a place where our clients can go to get women’s and children’s clothing, home goods, shoes and accessories.

We are in need of a volunteer who can help us organize, maintain and sort through our Hope Closet. Volunteer must be able to assist clients to find certain items that fit their needs, and keep track of current closet inventory.

Volunteer Commitment: 2 shifts per month between the hours of 9 A.M. -4 P.M, Monday through Thursday, and 9am-3pm on Friday.

Law Students

Regardless of whether you are considering a summer internship or a full-time or part-time semester externship, we provide students with training, support, and mentoring to help you improve your legal research, pleading preparation, client interviewing, and/or court advocacy. Students’ assignments will depend on our clients’ needs, as well as upon students’ skill-building goals. We are open to working with students who are eligible to become certified by the state bar to appear in court under attorney supervision.

Law Graduates

Whether you are awaiting bar exam results or not, we provide graduates with support, training, and mentoring to help you improve your legal research, pleading preparation, client interviewing, and/or court advocacy. Graduates’ assignments will depend upon our clients’ needs and the graduate’s skill-building goals. We are also open to working with graduates who are eligible for becoming certified by the state bar to appear in court under attorney supervision.

Paralegal Students

Regardless of whether you are considering a summer internship or a full-time or part-time semester externship, we provide students with training, support, and mentoring to help you improve your pleading preparation, client interviewing, and/or court advocacy. Students’ assignments will depend on our clients’ needs, as well as upon students’ abilities and skill-building goals.

Paralegals

We provide paralegals with support, training, and mentoring to help you improve your pleading preparation, client interviewing, and/or court advocacy. Paralegals’ assignments will depend upon our clients’ needs and the paralegal’s abilities and skill-building goals.

Attorneys

If you are a licensed attorney, we can provide you with one-on-one support, training, and mentoring so you can obtain experience interviewing clients, preparing pleadings, and representing clients in domestic violence restraining order hearing(s) and/or divorce, paternity, and custody case(s). Restraining orders are an excellent way to obtain direct client experience, as these cases typically last only three (3) to six (6) weeks in total.

If you are interested in a volunteer position with YWCA Glendale’s Legal Department, please send your cover letter and resume to Brighid Quinn at brighidquinn@glendaleywca.org

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Don’t see opportunities that are the right fit? Explore other ways to give back to YWCA Glendale with our Adopt-A-Room program.