Thank you for your interest in volunteering at Women’s Center & Shelter of Greater Pittsburgh! Last year, more than 1,000 volunteers provided over 8,700 hours of service. These volunteers prepared food for residents of our Emergency Shelter, facilitated abuse support groups, joined in specialized childcare programs, and so much more, all with the goal of providing a positive, safe and welcoming environment to survivors of domestic abuse.
How You Can Help
Due to the sensitive nature of our work, volunteer opportunities for individuals are limited. However, we ask that you check out our Other Ways to Give to learn more about all the different ways you can support Women’s Center & Shelter, such as collecting items from our Wish List.
Our currently available volunteer opportunities include those for corporate volunteer groups.
Corporate volunteerism is a great way for employers and employees to feel good about making a difference in the communities where they live and work. To meet the growing demand for our programs and services, Women’s Center & Shelter is particularly interested in working with companies who connect volunteering to philanthropy.
Direct Service Volunteers
At Women’s Center & Shelter, we provide free and confidential programs for survivors of domestic abuse in an environment where safety, empowerment, cultural competency, justice, autonomy, and restoration are top priorities. Without the time and skills of volunteers, this type of support simply would not be possible.
In order to volunteer and interact directly with clients, interested individuals are required to complete a 40-hour, state-mandated domestic violence training that is offered once a year, and obtain their Act 33/34 clearances as well as complete an FBI background check.
If you are unable to volunteer your time in any of the ways mentioned above, you can also provide a financial donation to support the efforts and programs of Women’s Center & Shelter. Visit our donations page for more information and to discover all the ways you help give hope to victims of domestic violence and abuse.
*Special Note: While all clients of Women’s Center & Shelter of Greater Pittsburgh and their children are free and encouraged to practice their own religious beliefs, it is never appropriate to preach, evangelize, read scripture, or distribute materials religious in nature while volunteering .*