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ORGANIZATION: YWCA South Hampton Roads

  • 156 people are interested
YWCA is On A Mission

You will receive instructions to complete your registration after you express interest below. If seeking court ordered volunteer opportunities, we recommend applying at least three months out from your court date to ensure you can complete all your required hours in time for your court date.

Function of the shelter: YWCA emergency shelter is a confidential location for survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking, and human trafficking. It is a 30-day shelter where women and children can stay and work on getting back on their feet independently. In addition to an emergency shelter, we assist with counseling, housing/self-sufficiency, victim advocacy, support group, and other services for clients to utilize. There is staff within the shelter 24 hours, seven days a week to ensure safety and to help with any concerns that may arise with residents.

Reports to: Shelter Manager

Primary function: To assist Resident Services staff with addressing current shelter guest needs, maintaining shelter facilities, organizing donations, and completing current shelter projects.

Program Requirements:

  • Completion of YWCA Orientation (16 hours), department-specific training (up to 24 hrs)
  • Pass a background check
  • Reliable transportation (no third-party or ride sharing allowed for the safety and confidentiality of our clients & emergency shelter location)

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About YWCA South Hampton Roads


500 E Plume St, Ste 700, Norfolk, VA 23510, US

Mission Statement

MISSION: The YWCA is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women, and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all. VISION: The YWCA South Hampton Roads is a source of strength, courage, and empowerment for women and families facing crisis. Our programs provide quality services responding to: the critical needs of survivors of sexual violence and domestic violence, the need for quality and affordable childcare, and opportunities to work collaboratively to eliminate racism in the community.


The YWCA of South Hampton Roads' crisis services works with survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking, and human trafficking. For more information on our programs, services, and annual events, please visit www.ywca-shr.org.


Crisis Support
Homeless & Housing
Crisis Support, Homeless & Housing, Women


We'll work with your schedule.


YWCA of South Hampton Roads500 E Plume StSte 700Norfolk, VA 23510



  • People Skills
  • Relationship Building
  • Crisis Counseling
  • Verbal / Written Communication
  • Multi-Tasking
  • Advocacy




  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 2-Day 16-hour Orientation Training, shelter-specific training as appropriate

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