Volunteer for YWCA Glendale. Help domestic violence survivors and the greater Los Angeles community.


Volunteers are essential to our mission of eliminating racism, empowering women, and strengthening communities. Join our team of dedicated volunteers today and help make a difference in the lives of women and children.

There are many ways to volunteer at YWCA Glendale. Our goal is to connect you to the area that is the right match for you.

The following are some of the many volunteer opportunities we offer:

Volunteer Office Assistants: Provide administrative/clerical support to an assigned department or program. Duties may include filing, data entry, copying, shredding of documents and other clerical duties as assigned.

Shifts in 2-4 hour blocks are available Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm. Must be able to commit to completing one project or at least one shift per week.

Fundraising and Event Volunteer: work alongside our Director of Development, planning and organizing YWCA Glendale’s annual fundraising events. Fundraising and Event Volunteers assist with obtaining auction and raffle items, engaging event sponsors and advertisers, overseeing event details and creative elements and publicizing the event.

All volunteers over 18 years old who are interested in supporting our Domestic Violence Program are required to complete a 40-hour Domestic Violence Certification Training before beginning service. For more information on YWCA Glendale’s upcoming trainings, click here. If you are under 18, please see “Youth Volunteer” listed below.

MFT/MSW Interns: our dynamic internship program provides opportunities for individual therapy, group therapy, and clinical supervision.

Court Advocates: support survivors of domestic violence through the legal process by providing support, information, advocacy and court accompaniment.

Resource Advocates: work directly with clients to address specific barriers they have in finding employment and housing. Resource Advocates assist clients with job applications, resume writing and interview preparation. Bi- and multi-lingual advocates are encouraged to apply.

Children’s Program Assistants: offer safe and reliable childcare services to children who have experienced domestic violence. Knowledge of child development and trauma preferred. Positions available Mondays-Wednesdays, 3:30-5:30 p.m.

Hotline Advocates: Answer calls on YWCA Glendale’s 24-hour hotline. These advocates provide emotional support, safety planning, community resource referrals and information about YWCA Glendale’s services.

Youth Volunteers (Volunteer under 18): Volunteers 16 years or older are invited to volunteer in our Domestic Violence Program Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 3:30-5:30 p.m. 40-Hour Domestic Violence Counseling Training is not required.

Pro Bono Opportunities: summer legal internships and legal fellowships are available. Contact your institution’s pro bono department for more information.

Our Aquatics Program is open to volunteers all year long to assist with classes and free swim. Volunteers must be 14 years of age or older. Contact our Swim Coordinator, Catherine Gharapetian, for more information at 818-242-41255 ext. 224.
Camp Y is taking application for volunteers for its Summer 2017 camp sessions beginning April 1, 2017. Please contact our Director of Development for more information at 818.242.4155 ext. 213.
Every first Saturday of each month, our Volunteer department hosts a service day from 12:00-3:00 p.m. If you are interested in participating, call our Volunteer and Communications Coordinator to RSVP at 818.242.4155 ext 227. First-time volunteers and guests are welcome.
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