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How you can help

There are so many ways you can help the YWCA.

Whether you want to share your time, your skills or your voice, you can make an impact on the lives of women and their families across Metro Vancouver.

Give to the YWCA 

Generous supporters like you ensure that we can help low-income women and their children overcome poverty, homelessness and violence. Your donation will help families across Metro Vancouver connect with the resources they need to break the cycle of poverty and improve the quality of their lives.

Learn about the ways you can give to the YWCA


YWCA volunteers are part of a dedicated group whose involvement is invaluable to our mission to build better futures for women and their families. Our volunteers work as fitness instructors, youth mentors, fundraisers and more! With so many programs and services across Metro Vancouver, we’ll be sure to find a fit for your skills and interests.

Check out our current volunteer opportunities.

Become a mentor

As a YWCA mentor you can give a young person the opportunity to learn, grow and dream big. Mentoring is a great way to give back to your community and helps build caring, contributing leaders of tomorrow.

Learn about our mentorship programs and how you can apply.

Stay connected and spread the word

  • Stay in touch. Subscribe to our email list to stay in touch with the YWCA. You can customize the kinds of information you’d like to receive and let us know how often you’d like to hear from us. 
  • Share our cause. If you believe in the work we do, share the YWCA story with your networks and help spread the word. 
  • Join us on social media. Help us reach our goal of an online community of 10,000 strong – spread the word online to your friends, family and networks. 

Join the YWCA Health + Fitness Centre

Looking for a friendly and supportive fitness centre downtown?  The 30,000 square foot YWCA Health + Fitness Centre will help you find your balance. Plus, your membership fees help women and families across Metro Vancouver access the resources they need to live free from poverty and violence. 

Stay at the YWCA Hotel

Our centrally located YWCA Hotel offers comfortable and affordable long- and short-term stays to business travelers, tourists and everyone in between. As a social enterprise, the income we get from your hotel stay goes to support our programs and services in the community. 

Help guide the YWCA

Join a network of more than 25 million people worldwide! As a voting member of YWCA Metro Vancouver you’ll elect new board members at our annual general meetings and be kept up to date on our governance and operations.