There are several ways for volunteers to support our organization. Whether it is for a few hours, a few days, or for the long-term, we appreciate your interest and involvement.
Domestic violence services volunteers work first-hand with our clients and directly impact their lives. Link here for a description of what our DV volunteers do. Volunteers are required to complete a 40-hour DV training, which is available monthly through the Chicago Battered Women's Network.
Organizations, clubs, community groups and individuals can adopt and maintain shelter rooms to ensure that every women and child feels a sense of home, safety and support at Mary Lou’s Place. Read more here...
If you or your group have special skills, please consider donating your time and services to the YWCA. We are in need of support in the following areas:
For more information about volunteering your services, contact Trimmy Stamell at 847-864-8445.
Race Against Hate
By far, the largest demand we have for volunteers is in the spring and early summer as we get ready for the Ricky Byrdsong Memorial Race Against Hate. Volunteers are needed for:
If you are interested in volunteering for the Race in any capacity, please contact Race Director Trimmy Stamell at 847-864-8445.