Get Involved

Join us on our mission!

YWCA Spokane is happy to have your join us in whatever ways you can. There are many ways to get involved, whether it be volunteering, attending local events, or helping us spread the word to end the silence on domestic violence. Learn about all the ways you can make a difference below!


Volunteer

Over 230 dedicated community members volunteer 4000 hours of their time, energy, skills, and resources to YWCA Spokane each year by conducting necessity drives, sorting donations, facilitating classes, working in the computer lab, reading to children, participating on committees and helping with events.

Make a difference in your community by volunteering your time and skills at YWCA Spokane. There are many ways you can support women and families, including one-time events, one-on-one program support, ongoing tasks and group projects.

YWCA Spokane utilizes United Ways’s Volunteer Spokane website to manage our volunteer opportunities. Visit Volunteer Spokane today to learn more. 

Learn about volunteer opportunities

For more information about how to get involved please contact volunteer@ywcaspokane.org. 


Host A Domestic Violence Training

Numerica Credit Union recently hosted YWCA Spokane for an Intimate Partner Violence Training. Thank you for having us!

1-3 women in Spokane will have experienced domestic violence in their lifetime. Chances are that you work with, supervise, are friends with, or are related to someone who is experiencing domestic violence. It can be difficult to know what to do and how to response when a domestic violence interaction occurs that could impact your business, you, or your personal network.

Our Community Education and Outreach Coordinator welcomes an opportunity to connect with you and your group to facilitate discussions, provide workshops, or teach classes for your group about intimate partner violence.

We educate businesses, organizations, sports teams, school groups and more how to recognize the signs of intimate partner violence, how to respond in a supportive way when an employee or coworker reveals violence, and how to properly refer people to services for intimate partner violence.

Whether your group includes college classes, church groups, legal teams, medical professionals, or knitting groups, we welcome the opportunity to work with you to create a safer and healthier community.

For more information please email nicolen@ywcaspokane.org.

Host a Training


Speaking engagements

Want your business, education, or social group to know more about YWCA Spokane and how our services support women, children, and families in our community? Want to have a deeper understanding of what your community can do to reduce violence, spread awareness, and get involved? Email our Community Education and Outreach Coordinator at nicolen@ywcaspokane.org to learn more.


Join The GoodGuys

“It is anti-male to not be doing this work.”- Dr. Jackson Katz, activist, filmmaker, author, educator.
YWCA Spokane has launched a new effort in collaboration with local Spokane men who have come together to take a stand against domestic violence in our community. Co-founders and long-time YWCA supporters, Doug Kelley of Avista and Manny Hochheimer of Numerica Credit Union, joined together with YWCA to create a collaborative effort of support called the GoodGuys. “The proof is in the statistics,” states Kelley. “This is a community epidemic; 1 in 3 women and 1 in 4 men in Spokane will be impacted by domestic violence. We can no longer be silent about this prevalent issue. This is not a women’s issue, but a community issue. Something that we must all work together to bring an end to.”Learn more about how you can join the incredible Good Guys movement.

GOODGUYS MOVEMENT


Become a Little Black Dress Member

Little Black Dress (LBD) is a dedicated group of amazing women who, while enjoying each other’s company during a girls night out, also generate important financial support and community awareness to help ensure all women in our community have access to the support and services that help them heal, grow, and thrive.

Little Black Dress Community


Outreach Events

Each year, we reach out to almost 3000 community members through tabling events, speaking engagements, and workshops to educate and spread awareness in our community about domestic violence and racial and social justice inequalities.

Visit our Calendar for upcoming events and engagement opportunities. Also Sign up for our newsletter to say informed and learn more about how you can make an impact in our community.


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