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Together, we are strong.

Volunteers play an essential role in helping YWCA Boulder County to empower women and eliminate racism. YWCA Boulder County has a variety of volunteer positions available.

Volunteer Options

General Volunteer

Interested in another volunteer position at YWCA Boulder County? We have many opportunities such as helping out at the front desk, assisting with events, consulting opportunities and more. Please fill out the YWCA Volunteer Application so we can find a volunteer position that fits your skillset and experiences.

Reading to End Racism, or RER, is a racial justice program that uses trained volunteers to read to children in the classroom and, through books and personal stories, stimulates an insightful conversation about discrimination. New volunteers are always welcome and are invited to join us for a 2-hour training session.

Each volunteer must complete training session, usually held bi-monthly at YWCA (2222 14th Street, Boulder, CO 80302). After the training session, volunteers will be asked to complete a background check. When the volunteer is deemed eligible, they will shadow a more experienced reader in a school. After a volunteer has completed the training, background check, and shadowing, they are free to read in classes at RER events as their schedule permits.

Interesting in volunteering with RER? Click here to fill out the RER Volunteer Application.

Children’s Alley

For 40 years, Children’s Alley has served as Boulder County’s only drop-in childcare center with sliding scale fees. Families turn to Children’s Alley when they have a sudden and temporary need for childcare, such as when their regular childcare provider is unavailable, when parents have a class, a job interview, doctor’s appointment, etc., or when parents simply need a break from the stress of childcare.

CA volunteers spend most of the day playing with children, but volunteers are also responsible for aiding the staff with day to day tasks. Volunteers may be asked to clean tables, floor and garbage cans, do laundry, pick up toys, make beds, prepare art projects, make copies, etc.

Interested in volunteering for Children’s Alley? Fill out the Children’s Alley Volunteer Application. CA volunteers of any age must print, review and sign two documents along with filling out the application: 1) CA Volunteer Information And Procedures and 2) CA Volunteer Rights And Responsibilities.

Questions about Volunteering?

For general volunteer questions, please contact the front desk at 303-443-0419 or by emailing frontdesk@ywcaboulder.org. For RER specific questions, contact lucy@ywcaboulder.org.