Carlson Leadership & Public Service Center

April 14, 2016

Public service opportunity: Domestic Violence Support Group Childcare (Kent)

Position title:

Domestic Violence Support Group Childcare (Kent)


Name of organization:

YWCA Seattle | King | Snohomish




Position description:

The YWCA runs a support program for women dealing with domestic violence, and we are in search of a handful of committed volunteers to supervise activities for kids while their mothers participate in the group. The domestic violence support group is so vital to the emotional health of the women involved. It’s a safe spot where they can gather, share, find resources, and find out their aren’t alone.


Volunteers are encouraged to create and/or facilitate fun activities suitable for various ages. This is not only an opportunity to make a difference in the lives of some wonderful children, but to contribute to the goal of ending domestic violence in our community. We wouldn’t be able to hold a support group without our wonderful volunteers.



•Wednesdays and/or Thursdays 5:30-7:45pm •We ask that volunteers commit to six months •We ask that volunteers commit to at least one consistent shift a week


Time commitment:

at least a 6 month time commitment


Skill requirements:

•Experience working with children

•A calmness, a compassionate, and empathetic heart.

•An understanding of domestic violence would be helpful.

•An openness to learning about our mission of eliminating racism and empowering women.



•Volunteers must be female

•Volunteers will be required to provide references, complete an interview, and clear a Criminal Background Check •Volunteers will be expected to attend a YWCA Volunteer Orientation within a month of starting


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Because of the confidential nature of this volunteer position, information on the program will be released only after the volunteer has been approved.


How to apply:

To apply, contact the YWCA Volunteer Services Department, at or 206.461.3214.