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Volunteers are critical to helping us achieve our mission. We are excited to have you working with us! There are a variety of volunteer options with YWCA at our San Francisco and Marin sites. No matter where you volunteer, your talents will make a difference. Contact us to sign up!
SOCIAL MEDIA COPYWRITER:
Help keep YWCA’s social engagement strong! Donate one hour a week to write social posts and schedule in Hootsuite for distribution through Facebook and Twitter. YWCA staff will provide an editorial calendar and a brand guidebook as educational resources and would review posts before they “go live” to ensure brand consistency.
Help keep create the format for a new YWCA newsletter! We create content frequently, so you’ll help us figure out what content to use and how often to publish. You’ll also look at the templates we have in our email platforms and help us pick the right one for our needs.
Serve as a resume coach during the lab session of our one day workshop, Taking Control Express: Resumes and Cover Letters. Help clients create a working draft or complete a resume.
Teach computer basics to first-time users by showing them components of the computer; turning the computer on and off, using the mouse, explaining and demonstrating how to use the browser, navigating the internet, and setting up an email account.
Teach a workshop on Google Docs, including how it works, how to share documents, and how to collaborate on content in google docs.
Spread the word about YWCA by posting or handing out YWCA flyers at various businesses and nonprofit partners in Marin County.
Help making phone calls and putting together binders and packets.
EVENT SUPPORT (MARCH ONLY):
Help us have a successful Marin Women’s Hall of Fame event by supporting event operations prior to and on the day of our event.
(Mondays, unless a federal holiday) Set from 8:30-10:30am: Move 30 to 40 lbs of boxes from A-Floor to Dining Room on 1st floor. Distribution from 2:00-3:30pm: Help attendees select and take the appropriate amount of food. Clean up from 3:30-5:00pm: clean tables, sweep/mop floor, break down empty boxes. Volunteers can join for the whole day or just one part of the weekly pantry project.
(Mon-Fri) 2:30-5pm; bilingual in English and either Cantonese or Mandarin: Assist in the computer lab, showing residents how to turn the computer on and off, open and use an email account, navigate the Internet, and type in Chinese.
(Mon-Fri) 9:30-10:30am; Cantonese or Russian required: Teach simple exercises, stretches or dance steps to encourage physical activity and socialization. Assist in the development of dance and/or musical performances.
ADOPT A GRANDPARENT:
Cantonese or Russian required. Provide one-on-one interaction for seniors who are homebound, have mobility issues, or have few visitors. Provide help around the house, a walk around the block, simple conversation or learn interesting immigration history.
GARDENING & ARTS PROJECTS:
Cantonese or Russian required. Pair up with a resident to adopt a garden plot, knit, paint or guide craft projects. Help motivate seniors to get outside, use their hands and be creative.