YWCA 24-Hour Hotline: (937) 222-SAFE (7233) Quick Escape


YWCA Dayton is able to thrive because of the kind support of our volunteers. YWCA Dayton relies on volunteers to help fulfill daily, weekly and monthly tasks of the organization. YWCA Dayton is currently in need of volunteers to help in both direct and indirect service capacities. Whether you are interested in children, cooking or clerical work, YWCA Dayton has the volunteer opportunity for you!


Current needs include the following…

Administrative Support to provide clerical assistance including copying and data entry in the administrative office when needed.

Child Care Support to provide childcare services to children both living in the housing program and in outreach programs.

Cleaning Support helps with deep cleaning residential areas and client rooms as clients exit the YWCA Dayton emergency housing program.

Painting volunteers help touch up spots throughout the building such as doors, walls, and trim. In some cases volunteers help paint entire rooms such as resident’s rooms, restrooms, offices, hallways, etc. as needed.

Community Partners act as agency representatives at community events by providing general information about YWCA Dayton and our various service areas including: domestic violence, sexual assault, dating violence, stalking and human trafficking.

Donations Coordinator sorts, organizes and stores in-kind donations in Hope’s Closet and other general donations that come into the YWCA Dayton.

Kitchen Support assists the cook by preparing, serving, and cleaning up for lunch and dinner in our shelter.

Tutoring provides educational assistance to children in various subject areas.

Donation Drive volunteers organize a donation drive with their organization, neighbors or church group, utilizing the YWCA Dayton’s Wish List (year-round), Shelter Wish List (year-round), Food Drive Donation List (year- round), Household Cleaning Supplies Donation Drive List (Jan-Jun), Back to School Wish List (Jul-Sep) or Holiday Wish List (Oct-Dec).

Adopt a Room The domestic violence shelter has resident rooms available for adoption. Volunteers are encouraged to repaint and redecorate these rooms drive with their organization, neighbors or church group.

Special Events Assistants YWCA Dayton hosts seven special events each year to raise awareness of, and funds for, its critical service areas. We need helpers to greet and check-in guests, assist with location setup and tear-down, provide directions, and more.

If you are interested in helping YWCA Dayton with any of these volunteer opportunities, please contact the Volunteer Line at (937) 461-5550 ext. 108.