WCS Corporate Volunteers

Want to be a Corporate Volunteer? Here’s how!

Have you ever wanted to give your employees the chance to bond outside of the office? Have you wondered if there was a way to participate in team building while having employees do meaningful work? Do you and your employees want to make a difference in the communities where you live and work? Our corporate volunteer program can help! Volunteering as a company at Women’s Center & Shelter (WC&S) provides corporate teams with opportunities to create and implement volunteer projects that not only support the WC&S mission but also help to build camaraderie and boost morale. In fact, 629 corporate volunteers donated 1,594.7 hours in the last year!

Volunteers at WCSAt Women’s Center & Shelter, we work with companies of all sizes and focus areas. There are three main types of corporate volunteering opportunities that we offer: meal prep, cleaning and maintenance, and children’s parties. However, we’re always willing to customize something special based upon your goals. Most volunteer projects are ideal for groups of four to 10 volunteers.

Meal Prep

Preparing meals for residents and their children is a great way to help. Volunteers are asked to provide the ingredients for the meals which can be prepared on or off-site as long as safety guidelines are followed. We do suggest preparing the meal here on-site as it promotes volunteer engagement. Meal prep is our most popular corporate volunteering option!

Cleaning and Maintenance

A huge priority at WC&S is keeping the building clean and neat for residents and their children, as this helps them feel safe and secure. Depending on the day of the week, you will be able to assist with cleaning, landscaping, and/or general building maintenance.

Children’s Parties

Let kids be kids! Host a children’s party by putting together a pizza party, ice-cream social, or arts and crafts project. Or, use the toys and activities already available in the Children’s Program to create your own fun. These parties can take place Mondays, Tuesdays, or Thursdays from 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm.   

Participating in our corporate volunteer program is a wonderful opportunity to get to know your coworkers, while letting our residents and children know that others care. The possibilities are endless! No clearances are required for corporate volunteers as these projects are typically one-time and not ongoing. Men are also welcome to volunteer! To learn more about our corporate volunteering opportunities, please email phillipsj@wcspittsburgh.org.