Local YWCA volunteer orientation on Tuesday
Saturday, January 7, 2012
YWCA Clark County is in need of volunteers to start in January and is holding a free introduction to volunteer service.
The nonprofit said it has a strong need for volunteers to: advocate for victims of domestic violence; advocate for adult and youth victims of sexual assault; represent the best interests of abused and neglected children in the court system; and provide women in jail with encouragement and information about community resources.
Other opportunities include helping in preschool classrooms, assisting youth who are “aging out” of foster care to find employment and housing, and supporting positive social change. Especially needed are male volunteers and volunteers who are bilingual or bicultural.
The introduction to volunteer service is 6 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday at the YWCA Clark County Community Room, 3609 Main St.
YWCA Clark County serves more than 11,000 people each year who are victims of domestic violence, homelessness, sexual assault, child abuse and neglect, or oppression, as well as youth in foster care and incarcerated women.