YWRC Toy Shelf


Volunteers provide an essential part of our mission, whether through fundraising, in-kind drives and donations, or in-person volunteering with participants – giving young women a life of possibilities. Every volunteer and volunteer project creates accessibility to our services and resources making a difference in their lives and success in our mission. Volunteers are an integral part of our capacity and expand our ability to provide services.

YWRC Volunteer Application

who we’re looking for:

We’re looking for responsible, passionate volunteers that are engaged with our mission.

Volunteer Eligibility Requirements

Volunteers must be over the age of 12 unless volunteering with a guardian. Volunteers will be asked to complete a background check prior to interacting with participants, along with any pertinent training. We are best equipped to host individual volunteers or smaller groups of volunteers.

current needs:

Childcare Volunteers:

The Young Moms team hosts groups on-site during evenings from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. During this time, participants are able to leave their children with our Childcare Coordinator so they may fully engage with the group’s activities.  

Volunteers interested in working in childcare will be asked to interview, complete a background check, and complete a 12-hour training prior to interacting with participants. Once onboarded, childcare volunteers will work directly with the Childcare Coordinator during groups to host participants and their children.

Y-Dub Club Volunteer:

The Y-Dub Club is a casual group of volunteers who are able to help with the YWRC’s miscellaneous tasks. This opportunity is great for short term volunteers and/or small groups of volunteers who can help us organize donations, set up for events, and assist with other unique, one-time, or maintenance needs. Y-Dub Club Volunteers will work with the Volunteer Coordinator unless assigned to a task involving a specific staff or program. Volunteers will be connected to their staff contact when working with programs. Opportunities to volunteer will be shared on our monthly e-newsletter.

Meal Donations Volunteer:

Our program teams regularly facilitate events at our center to help promote community building and networking among participants. Throughout the year, there are opportunities to provide parts of a meal, group meals, or event style meals. Meal Provider Volunteers will be asked to complete a Civil Rights training and food safety training through the Food Bank of Iowa.

Once on-boarded, meal providers will be able to select an available date via a MealTrain link provided for each event. Below are are examples of meal opportunities:

Donations & Drives

The YWRC is always in need of supplies for our programs and participants. Learn more about donations needed here. Then, send us an email to coordinate details.


Ready to Volunteer

If you are interested in volunteering with the Young Women’s Resource Center, please fill out this Volunteer Application and send it to us via email or fax:

  1. Email – [email protected]
  2. Fax – (515) 243-5073

YWRC Volunteer Handbook