Wise Options Volunteer

Volunteering at the YWCA

Volunteering at the YWCA is a great way to help the clients in need. Wise Options, Liberty House, The Boutique and administration are open to volunteers. They help our building run smoother.

Above all, we love that all members of our community are working together to help end racism and empower women.

Applications for Volunteering

Volunteers are trained in many areas before working with clients. In addition to victim services, working with survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault can be dealt with on any given day.

A rewarding experience, we welcome all who wish to assist in the operations at the YWCA.

Volunteers will:

  • Help answer the emergency hotline
  • Provide on-call emergency response to those who come into the building
  • Assist in educating the community on preventative measures
  • Also work with kids and participate in many planned activities
  • *80 hours of training required*

Although 80 hours of training are required to work with the residents, it  can be obtained through the Direct Service Volunteer training that is normally hosted at the YWCA once a year. The content comes directly from state resources, such as Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape (PCAR) and Pennsylvania Coalition Against Domestic Violence (PCADV).

In Conclusion

After training, volunteers can handle the day to day work of helping our clients. This ranges from answering hotline phone calls, educating people about preventative measures, and scheduling activities for the kids in our programs. There is also something to do within our programs.

Many of our volunteers have assisted in changing the lives of our residents. Do you want to be a part of our rich history of helping people in need? Fill out the volunteer form to apply!

For questions regarding training and/or volunteering, call us at 800-326-8343.

Apply Today