Become a Volunteer

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Our Work is Volunteer Powered

Volunteers play a key role in our work. The success of our programs would not be possible without them. Tutor an adult preparing for a test. Build a lasting relationship as a mentor. Gain useful skills while providing meaningful service to your neighbors. Join us as a volunteer.

How You Can Volunteer:

Support our Adult Learners and our Career Education and Training Center:

  • In-person or virtual Sessions
  • Orientation and Training Available
  • Curriculum access provided
  • Staff Support

All Volunteers Must:

  • Be 21 years or older
  • Be proficient in English
  • Instructors: Commit to teaching up to 3 days a week, up to 3 hours a week for 12 weeks
  • Tutors: Commit to tutor or coach up to 2 days a week 
  • Complete virtual orientation and training
  • Have regular access to email
  • Have a desire to work with adults from different cultural, educational, and economic backgrounds

Volunteer Positions include:

  • Instructors: Provide instruction in the subjects of Soft Skills, Math, and Reading/Writing Communications. The curriculum is provided using an online platform. Should be available to meet during day hours with students 2-3 times a week for up to 1 hour for 12 weeks.
  • Tutors: work one-on-one or in small groups. Ongoing or limited commitment. Tutors work directly with CETC staff and students to set a meeting schedule.
  • Career Coaches: assist adult learners with:
    • Resume & Cover Letter Support – Work one-on-one with students to create documents. Be able to
    • Interview Skills Development – Prepare the students for interviews using the most up-to-date techniques.
    • Career Coaching/Mentoring – Utilizing Career Coach DC to help students explore career options related to their personality and experience, explore employment opportunities, and apply for jobs.

Other Opportunities:

  • Mentors: Make a lasting impact with our EmpowerGirls. Mentors work directly with middle and high school girls. You can read more about becoming an EmpowerGirls mentor here.
  • Be an Advocate: Are you committed to eliminating racism & empowering women? Support our racial, social & gender justice work! Reach out at for more details.

Volunteer training:

Each volunteer opportunity includes training to prepare for success. Ongoing training and skill-building sessions provide experience to take beyond the volunteer setting.

Get started:

Click below to complete the volunteer application online. After submitting your application, a YWCA CETC Team will contact you to schedule a time to discuss opportunities that fit your interest and schedule.

Volunteer Application Form

Group volunteering:

Planning a project for a corporate, social, or school group? Contact us for more information on group volunteer opportunities.