Be a Volunteer!

We are always looking for passionate and enthusiastic volunteers!


As one of the oldest women’s organizations in the nation, YWCA is a vital resource for women, families, and youth who are rebounding from crisis and an advocate for policy changes that will support their success. With 103 single-room units and a 10-unit emergency family shelter, in addition to programs that build self-reliance, health, and youth leadership, YWCA Cambridge offers the resources and support necessary to feel safe and empowered. Volunteers may get involved on an as-needed or regular basis.


Volunteer Opportunities-

Needed Now:
  • Teachers-Tutors-Mentors: Teach personal financial management, job readiness, and life skills, or share your passion: yoga, knitting, crafts, etc.
  • Translating and interpreting in Spanish, Mandarin, and Creole
  • Helping out with reception, events, and other key administrative work


  • Assisting with the residence programs
  • Delivering food and local donations to our Tanner Residence and Family Shelter

  • Mentoring youth for Gold and Gender Expansive Youth Program (Fall 2022)

Contact: Carol Lyons (she/her) at [email protected].
Address: 7 Temple Street, Cambridge, MA (Central Square)
Location: Virtual and Onsite

For more information on how you can participate on our Board and Committees.