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Are you interested in making a difference in the lives of women and families in our community? The YWCA offers a dynamic, professional environment where volunteers can share their knowledge, learn new skills, and forge exciting new connections. 

Volunteers provide critical support for the families we serve, interacting directly with program participants by assisting staff with day to day activities, leading educational or recreational workshops, and helping with administrative tasks.  Most program service volunteers are asked to commit to a weekly or monthly schedule; individual project hours vary and are often flexible. One-time volunteer opportunities are also available, including service opportunities for groups.

Advocacy Volunteer Job Description

Job Title: Advocacy Volunteer

Description of Position: Become familiar with the advocacy positions of the YWCA USA and make recommendations on which advocacy initiatives the YWCA of Rochester and Monroe County should promote locally. Suggestions and support in implementing the recommendations are also encouraged i.e. Facebook, Twitter, website, E-Blasts, contact local or state legislators on a particular issue, etc. The advocacy recommendations will be provided to Marketing and Communications Manager David Mancuso for review and decision making allowing them to be implemented within the context of overall communication priorities and timeframes.
YWCA has first-hand knowledge of how federal level policies and programs affect women, girls and their families. YWCA advocacy promotes solutions to improve the lives of women, girls and people of color. Some of the advocacy positions the YWCA supports include policies that:
• raise the minimum wage, protect overtime, and strengthen equal pay
• support that protects victims of violence
• support of racial equity
• support of an anti-poverty approach to welfare reform
• support families with quality, affordable and accessible early childhood education

• Interest in and understanding of current events in relation to issues of gender and race. Basic understanding of social media.
• Access to a computer and basic computer skills
• Research can be done from your home or at the YWCA

Time Commitment: Three to five hours a week is recommended.

Reports to: David Mancuso, Marketing & Communications Manager

Contact Us

For more information on current opportunities or if you would like to become involved, please fill out a Volunteer Contact Form at the link below or contact Ruth Rappaport-Kristal, Volunteer Coordinator, at (585) 368-2265 or rrappaportkristal@ywcarochester.org.

  •  Fill out a Volunteer Contact Form


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