YWCA La Crosse

Volunteer

There are many different ways to get involved and volunteer with YWCA La Crosse. YWCA La Crosse believes everyone has something to contribute and receive from participation within the YWCA La Crosse community.

YWCA La Crosse has volunteer  and internship opportunities for individuals and groups through several our program areas. Please contact Volunteer Coordinator Molly Hilligoss with any ideas of how you or others may be able to get involved with YWCA La Crosse and make a difference in the lives of women, children, families, and the greater La Crosse community.

The first step in becoming a YWCA La Crosse volunteer is to fill out an application. Please complete all the information, sign, and mail or email application to:

YWCA La Crosse
3219 Commerce St.
La Crosse, WI  54603
Attn: Molly Hilligoss
or mhilligoss@ywcalax.org

After your application is received, we will contact you to schedule a time to talk more about your volunteer interests. If you have any questions or would like additional information please contact Molly at (608) 781-2783, ext. 228 or email mhilligoss@ywcalax.org.

Currently we are in need of:

Mentors for Teen Girls in our Bridges Program

CASA for Kids Volunteers

 

Mentor a teen girl - Our Bridges program is a supportive environment for “at risk” girls to realize their potential. Help them get to group gatherings or spend one-on-one time exploring all the great free things to do in La Crosse.

Availability - 4 hours per month anytime that works for you and your mentee. Join our group meetings occasionally on Tuesday evenings

Commitment - Academic year

Skills needed - Ability to think outside the box, communicate effectively and be a good role model

 

 CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) for Kids - Be the voice for an abused or neglected child. Volunteers work one-on-one with a child to make sure their best interests and wishes are always taken into consideration by judges, social workers and families.

Availability - 10 hours a month - once per week for an hour with

your child and attendance at as many proceedings as possible

Commitment - One Year

Skills Needed - Ability communicate effectively and be a good
role model and handle challenging situations
.

 

Opportunities for Event Planners and Groups

Circle of Friends Table Ambassador

Table Ambassadors commit to filling a table of ten at this fundraiser held each February. Circle of Friends is an opportunity to gather your friends, family, and co-workers for a luncheon to learn how YWCA La Crosse helps our community, to network and to become a philanthropist. It is an inspiring and fun event. To learn more or sign up, please contact Rose Reinert. rreinert@ywcalax.org. Volunteer orientation is not necessary for this volunteer opportunity.

Donation Drive Coordination

Resident and clients use YWCA La Crosse housing programs to help their meet basic needs. Groups can coordinate a drive for items. Some of the most needed items include large size diapers, kitchen set-ups, standard size shampoo and conditioner, hair care and beauty supplies, and feminine hygiene products. Skills needed: No prior skills are required. Time and dates: Dates and times are flexible. Special Application Instructions: Please contact Molly Hilligoss at  mhilligoss@ywcalax.org  or 608-781-2783, ext 228 for more information and to coordinate delivery. Volunteer orientation is not necessary for this volunteer opportunity.