The mission of the Women In Need (WIN) Volunteer Program is to actively promote a mutually rewarding relationship between those who are offering their talents, skills, and time as volunteers and staff who will support them in their efforts to help educate, support, and empower victims of abuse.
Women In Need offers a variety of volunteer opportunities. All volunteers require training, however, the amount depends on the type of contact a volunteer will have with clients. Completion of the training does not guarantee acceptance as a WIN volunteer.
Full Direct Service
This level of volunteering means that volunteers will have direct contact with clients in a counselor/advocate relationship. 65 hours of training is required to receive certification as a Counselor/Advocate in Pennsylvania.
Full Direct Service volunteers are able to assist with:
- 24-Hour Hotline Coverage
- Shelter Coverage and Assistance
- Medical and Legal Advocacy
- Support Groups for Adults and Children
Partial Direct Service
This level of volunteering means that volunteers will have contact with clients, however, they will not be able to provide counseling or advocacy to the client. 40 hours of training is required to receive Confidentiality in order to work with clients.
Partial Direct Service volunteers are able to assist with:
- Office and Clerical Support
- Educational Programming
- Childcare for Shelter Residents and Support Groups
- Provide Professional Resources for Clients (i.e. yoga classes, massage therapy, etc.)
This level of volunteering means that volunteers will not have contact with clients, but will assist the agency in other ways. 10 hours of training is required to understand the services and practices provided by Women In Need.
Indirect Service volunteers are able to assist with:
- Attending Tabling & Promotional Events
Our next volunteer training class will be held
If you are interested in volunteering for WIN, please contact the WIN office for more information or click here to complete a Volunteer Application .