Volunteers to provide essential support to those most vulnerable.
MIAMI, FL (April 22, 2020) – YWCA South Florida is calling all individuals to join its COVID-19-specific virtual volunteering opportunities as part of the organization’s ongoing mission to provide essential services to those in need. Volunteers who contribute their time and energy will play a pivotal role in improving the lives of parents, students and families by helping them navigate the transition into “learn from home” lesson plans offered within YWCA’s early childhood education and youth development programs.
Volunteers are not required to have previous training but must offer fundamental academic, language or mentorship skills. There are numerous ways to serve, with areas of greatest need being the following:
- Virtual Tutors – Speakers fluent in English, Spanish or Creole are needed to assist students with homework assignments across all YWCA’s virtual classes
- Remote Story Readers – Creative storytellers are needed to read beloved childhood books and educational stories which will be distributed to each family via video
- Remote Guest Speakers – Speakers are needed to lead informative discussions on topics aimed to empower and motivate students and supporters
- Virtual Career Mentors – Advisors are needed to share valuable career advice and tips with teens and young adults to assist with their professional advancement
YWCA South Florida has been at the forefront of changing the lives of girls, women and families in Miami by disrupting systems of social injustices for over 100 years.
Online mentors and tutors must be able to meet a minimum of two days a week for 30 minutes a day and pass a background check. To sign up as a volunteer or to learn more about YWCA South Florida’s programming and services, please visit ywca-miami.org/what-you-can-do/volunteer/.