YWCA Greater Austin welcomes volunteers as individuals, small groups and corporate groups. We can tailor a volunteer opportunity to your schedule and interests. Online and in-person opportunities are available.
YWCA Greater Austin works cooperatively with colleges and universities to provide students impactful and inspiring real world experience. All volunteers and interns receive orientation training, weekly supervision, professional development, and access to YWCA Training Institute class offerings.
Most of our masters-level interns are social work and counseling students who plan to provide therapeutic services or who are on the administrative track. Students typically receive 15 hours of training, carry a case-load, attend individual and group supervision, conduct research and co-facilitate groups.
Our bachelor-level internships are more generalist and offer students the opportunity to develop care coordination, advocacy and outreach, group facilitation, administrative, fund development, grant researching and writing, education, planning skills, etc.
We regularly collaborate with The University of Texas at Austin, St. Edward's University, Baylor University, Texas State University, and The University of Texas at San Antonio and others. We look forward to fostering relationships with other universities and colleges as students express an interest.
If you are a current student or academic advisor interested in our clinical intern or social work volunteering programs, please contact the Volunteer and Education Coordinator, Haleigh Campbell at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Clinical Volunteers: the YWCA Counseling and Referral Center accepts those with LPC-Is and LMSWs working towards completing their clinical hours for advanced licensure. Clinical volunteers formulate a plan with their supervisor, carry an on-going caseload, co-facilitate groups, and attend individual and group supervision.
Community Volunteers: positions include social media and marketing, fund development and event planning, assisting with the Training Institute, care coordination, advocacy and outreach, group facilitation, administrative, grant researching and writing, education, planning skills, etc.
Warmline Volunteers: YWCA Greater Austin developed the warm line as a response to the increase in calls from people needing a space to talk about the stressors and isolation related to COVID-19, but not necessarily seeking therapy. The Warmline is designed to prevent a mental health crisis by connecting people to each other and to assist with coping. Through the WarmLine, people can share their experiences, receive emotional support and/or get connected to YWCA services if they choose. For warmline volunteers, we are searching for mental health professionals and people with shared experiences.
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