• Group Volunteer - Corporate Team Building YWCA

We are excited to welcome group volunteers back to the YWCA with a few COVID-safe activities. Please check back regularly as new positions are added on an as-needed basis. 

Mentoring, Hosting Workshops, Workplace Visits

YWCA Metro Vancouver offers several unique employment programs that provide opportunities for volunteers to share their skills and experience through mentoring, hosting workshops, mock interviews, etc. For more information about our employment programs, please visit ywcavan.org/employment-programs and contact the program of interest directly.

To register for any of the following group volunteer activities, please contact Vanessa Wellington-Clark at vwellington@ywcavan.org.

Self-care kits for women in need

Create self-care kits for women experiencing homelessness, substance use issues, poverty, violence, poor health or other challenges in the Downtown Eastside. Self Care Kits are distributed daily at YWCA Crabtree Corner. With your co-workers, friends or family assemble items from the list below in clear plastic bags and deliver them to Crabtree Corner. You are welcome to add other items that you think may be useful.

  • toothbrush & toothpaste
  • deodorant
  • soap
  • hand cream
  • small hairbrush & hair ties
  • pads/tampons
  • underwear
  • socks
  • band-aids
  • lip balm

Drop off Location: YWCA Crabtree Corner 533 East Hastings Street, Vancouver

Delivery hours: Monday to Friday 10:00am – 3:00pm

House Warming Baskets for Families

Many of the families that move into YWCA second-stage transition housing arrive with nothing but their clothing. Second-stage housing is where women can begin to rebuild their lives away from an abusive partner. The YWCA provides furnished apartments, emotional support, information and referrals, safety planning and court accompaniment. Your group can help this difficult transition by purchasing and assembling House Warming Baskets for families when they first arrive. Below is a list of suggested items and you are welcome to add other items that you think may be useful. Approximate cost: $300

FOOD

  • Grocery gift cards ($100 suggested value)
  • Baking soda, baking powder
  • Rice
  • Flour
  • Pasta
  • Vinegar
  • Cooking oil
  • Sugar
  • Tea
  • Salt & Pepper

TOILETRIES

  • Toothpaste
  • Toothbrush
  • Shampoo
  • Conditioner
  • Soap
  • Sanitary products
  • Toilet paper

HOUSEHOLD ITEMS

  • Clothes hangers
  • Energy-efficient light bulbs – 40 & 60 watts
  • Laundry detergent
  • Dish soap

PANTRY ITEMS

  • Tinfoil
  • Plastic wrap
  • Sandwich bags
  • Pot scrubbers

NICE TO HAVE

  • New sheets, blankets, towels

For more information about corporate volunteering and team-building, contact Vanessa Wellington at 604 895 5826 | groupvolunteers@ywcavan.org