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COVID-19 Update: All three of our fitness centers are now open. As we reopen, you can be certain your health and safety is our top priority. Working out at the gym will feel a little different, but we are committed to providing a safe and welcoming experience. Learn more about our phased reopening plan or make a reservation to work out.

Volunteer Opportunities

Support Meaningful Change in Your Community

Join our thriving community of do-ers and changemakers! YWCA Minneapolis is an organization with a 128-year history of passionate advocacy and equity-centered programs focused on racial justice, early childhood education, youth development and wellness. Our work is fueled by the people who believe in our mission and put their values into action. Each year, people like you give 8,000+ volunteer hours to advance our mission and make our life-changing programs and events happen.

Join our movement to create brighter futures! Sign up to volunteer today.

For more information about volunteering or group volunteer opportunities, email the volunteer coordinator or call 612-215-4113.

Resource Hub and One-Time Event Opportunities

YWCA Minneapolis lives our mission of eliminating racism and empowering women and girls through our high-quality programs and events. We are looking for volunteers to help organize inventory and build care packages at our Resource Hub! Browse all current opportunities and other one-time events.

Child Care and Youth Programs

We’re proud to provide full-time day care programs built around an anti-bias curriculum that teaches children to foster strong relationships and respect all points of view. Our afterschool programs equip girls and youth to be learners, leaders and creators of change so they graduate from high school ready for college and careers. Browse ongoing volunteer roles in our early childhood education and youth programs with varying commitments. Fill out the volunteer interest form here.

Racial Justice Facilitator Program

YWCA Minneapolis provides free racial justice facilitator training. Through the indigenous tradition of circle dialogue, facilitators gain experience and confidence navigating through difficult conversations about race and the effects of racism. After completing our three-part training program, you will be prepared to facilitate YWCA workshops, community conversations and our yearly It’s Time to Talk: Forums on Race™ event. Note: Facilitator training occurs February – June each year. Fill out the facilitator application here.

In Their Words: Volunteer Experiences

Girls and youth programs at YWCA Minneapolis

YWCA Minneapolis is Service Enterprise Certified

A Service Enterprise certification is awarded to organizations that leverage volunteers and their skills to successfully deliver on its social mission. Certified organizations have integrated volunteers deeply into their strategic plan and organizational infrastructure, thereby allowing them to reduce costs, and increase efficiency and effectiveness in providing services to fulfill their mission. As a result, volunteers change the core of the organization for the better!

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