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Young Women's Resource Center

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Childcare Volunteer

Do you want to help our Young Moms make the most of our programming? As a Childcare Volunteer, you’ll provide our Young Mom’s children with a safe space to play while their parent is working to complete credits needed to graduate, learning parenting skills, financial literacy, what to expect in pregnancy and more. Childcare Volunteers must be at least 16 years of age and have at least one year of experience working with children under the age of 3. Ideal volunteers are friendly, responsible, self-starters that aren’t afraid to change a diaper. The YWR is seeking several new childcare volunteers to cover shifts from 3:00 pm to 5:30 pm or 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm on Monday and Wednesday evenings, or 10:00 am to 12:00 pm or 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Scheduling is flexible. This volunteer opportunity is not available for short term volunteers (at least a 3 month commitment is required), or large groups. These guidelines help our clients build trust, familiarity, and relationships with their volunteers. An interviews and background check is required for this position. To learn more or request an application please contact the YWRC at or at 515-244-4901.

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About Young Women's Resource Center


818 5th Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50309, US

Mission Statement

The Mission of the Young Women's Resource Center is to embrace and inspire young women to become strong, self-confident and successful.

The Vision of the Young Women's Resource Center is that in our community, young women realize their full potential.


The Young Women's Resource Center serves more than 1,600 young women each year through our 13 programs, including: support groups, individual counseling, and in-school and after-school programs.

Founded in 1978, this non-profit agency provides gender specific services to all young women ages 10-21 in central Iowa. Founder Louise Noun and other community leaders believed young women needed a safe place to receive support, education, and advocacy. A wide variety of services surrounding perinatal services and prevention services are provided in schools, community organizations, and at the Center.

Monday-Thursday Open 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Friday Open 8 a.m.-Noon


We'll work with your schedule.


818 5th AvenueDes Moines, IA 50309




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  • People 55+
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  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 16
  • 1 hour and 45 minutes/night
  • Experience working with children and infants.

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