At YWCA Missoula we offer engaging volunteer opportunities that allow for personal and professional growth. Put your passion into action and help serve women, children and families in our community. 

Advocate for Survivors

Want to answer our 24-hour crisis line or work at the domestic violence shelter? Advocate volunteers join our team in providing crisis intervention and emotional support to adult and child survivors of domestic and sexual violence. Volunteers must attend a 40-hour professional-caliber training, offered bi-annually. If you are interested in supporting survivors by becoming an advocate and getting on the list for the next training, please email Lacy.


Become a GUTS! Mentor

A leadership program of YWCA Missoula, GUTS! is a unique, community-based program for girls and gender-diverse youth. GUTS! volunteers are caring, supportive, open-minded mentors committed to creating a safe environment for young people to join in group activities and discuss real issues in their lives. GUTS! volunteer training is held twice a year.

Learn more about the GUTS program here. To learn more about becoming a GUTS adult volunteer email Jess—or complete the online volunteer application.

Support Kids at The Meadowlark

Volunteers in the Youth Services program facilitate group activities for infants through teens, designed to help children who have experienced violence and/or homelessness build resilience. To learn more, complete the Youth Services volunteer application.

Foster a Pet

YWCA Missoula is seeking pet advocates for survivors of domestic violence and homeless families. Pet advocates foster pets for up to 60 days while their owners reside at The Meadowlark. The Humane Society of Western Montana provides food and vaccinations as needed. If you are interested in becoming a pet advocate and attending the training, please contact us at (406) 543-6691 or email Lacy.

Volunteer at Secret Seconds

Help sort, price, organize, and serve customers at our Secret Seconds Thrift Stores. For more information and to get involved, call (406) 543-6691.

Other Volunteer Opportunities

Occasionally we need amazing volunteers to fulfill needs outside our normal volunteer opportunities—such as cooking meals for families attending our support groups, greeting people and answering phones at the front desk, or helping with yard work and simple maintenance.

If you have a passion for our mission, we are happy to put you to work. Give us a call at (406) 543-6691.