Volunteer with YWCA of Northeast Kansas

Girls on the Run 5k

December 1st, 2018
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YWCA Volunteer Overview

Volunteers support organizations for a variety of reasons. The YWCA has been in our community for over 120 years and during these years has been blessed with many volunteers. All of our programs have volunteers helping in a variety of tasks, including but not limited to, reading to our youngest daycare participants; helping our school aged students explore their creative sides; helping less fortunate citizens learn coping skills; stocking our food banks for the emergency shelter; helping members find healthy alternatives; and many more caring tasks.

When you volunteer for the YWCA you play a role in helping Topeka become a stronger community. On behalf of the Board of Directors and YWCA Leadership, thank you for your interest in serving your community by becoming a volunteer!

Our Mission

The YWCA is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all.
Standards of Conduct

Volunteers are to behave in a manner that is consistent with the YWCA mission, values and goals. Volunteers are to act appropriately at all times when providing service or using YWCA facilities. The policies and standards of conduct for the YWCA are important and regarded seriously. The YWCA Code of Conduct does not tolerate misconduct of any kind.

Corrective Action

The YWCA holds each of its volunteers to certain rules and standards of conduct. If a volunteer violates these rules and standards, the YWCA expects the volunteers' supervisor to take corrective action.

Discrimination and Harassment

The YWCA is committed to a work environment in which all individuals are treated with respect and dignity. Volunteers have the right to work in a professional atmosphere that prohibits discriminatory practices, including harassment. Therefore, the YWCA expects that all relationships among personnel will be professional, appropriate, and free of bias, prejudice, and harassment. The YWCA strongly urges the reporting of all incidents of discrimination, harassment, or retaliation, regardless of the offender's identity or position. Volunteers who have experienced conduct contrary to the YWCA's policy or who have concerns about such matters should file their complaints with their immediate supervisor or CEO before the conduct becomes severe or pervasive.

Equal Opportunity

Equal Opportunity has been, and will continue to be, a fundamental principle of the YWCA. This applies to all policies and procedures relating to fair practices including recruitment and selection, termination and all other terms and conditions of service. The YWCA is committed to complying with all applicable provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). It is the YWCA's policy not to discriminate against any qualified applicant. Volunteers with a disability who believe they need a reasonable accommodation to perform the essential functions of their responsibilities should contact their Immediate Supervisor or Volunteer Coordinator.

Volunteer Responsibilities

· To have a heart in the interest of the populations the YWCA serves

· To understand the YWCA's mission, values, and goals

· To abide by the commitment you make and policies set forth

· To be punctual and reliable; notify supervisor in case of an absence

· To sign in and out recording accurate volunteer hours on the time sheet provided

· To practice the professional ethics of YWCA confidentiality

· To set a good example in appearance, behavior and attitude for others

· To comply and accept supervision, knowing that everyone is accountable to someone

· To treat others with kindness, respect and open communication

· To act as a responsible member of our YWCA family for the common good