Wednesday Night Dinner (5th Wednesday of Each Month)

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YWCA Pierce County

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Volunteer Position: Wednesday Night Dinner Volunteer(s)/ 5 th Wednesday of Each Month
Department: Community Programs


Wednesday Night Dinner volunteers offer a much needed break to our Safe Shelter residents by donating, preparing and setting out dinner on pre-scheduled nights of the month. This opportunity is essential for creating a welcoming atmosphere for our clients and their children whom are fleeing abuse. It is a great way to serve in an informal and friendly setting!


  • Plan, prepare, and present dinner to 15-20 adults and children
  • Provide any paper goods necessary for the meal (plates, bowls, utensils, etc.)
  • Must be able to follow the below timeline:

4pm - Volunteers arrive and set up the already prepared meal to offer clients
5pm - Clients arrive and dinner begins
5:30pm - Dinner ends, clients thank volunteers, and clean up begins
5:35pm - All dinner items have been removed from set up area
6pm or earlier - All left overs and supplies have been put away and kitchen cleaned

*Please note this is a volunteer and in-kind donation opportunity


  • Passion for individuals, families and community members affected by domestic violence
  • Ability to organize a group (no larger than 6) to come together to make and set out dinner
  • Flexibility in serving dinner to a rapidly changing group size
  • A commitment to helping staff create a safe, warm and welcoming space for clients before they embark on hard self-work during their support group that directly follows dinner
  • Strictly adhere to the confidentiality and safety needs of our clients
  • Models language and behavior that is inclusive and respectful of all people
  • A compassionate, non-judgmental, proactive attitude
  • Demonstrated commitment to the mission, vision and values of the YWCA Pierce County


  • Acceptable Washington State Patrol Criminal History Record
  • Must complete DV101 training within first 6 months of volunteering
  • All volunteers must be 16 years of age or older


This opportunity occurs on the fifth Wednesday of a given month from 4 PM-6 PM. Not all months have a fifth Wednesday. YWCA requires volunteers to commit to at least six consecutive months in this position.

Please submit an online volunteer submission form expressing your interest in this position.

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