SWiC Volunteering

Volunteer with SWiC

Have you ever thought about volunteering for SWiC? SWiC was founded in 1983 by all volunteers and has relied heavily on volunteers ever since. You can help Schuylkill Women in Crisis in many ways. Do you have a few hours a month to improve the lives of women and children in your community? Are you bilingual? Do you have a special talent to share? Cooking, Crafts, Yoga, Music - just to name a few...

Volunteers help SWiC in two capacities – as direct service and as indirect service.

Direct service volunteers work directly with our clients and must complete the state-mandated 45-hour training. Examples of direct service volunteering include answering hotline, assisting victims in SWiC’s courthouse office, providing shelter coverage, helping at activities and programs for shelter and transitional housing residents, etc. Direct service volunteers can also help in an indirect capacity as well.

Indirect service volunteers do not need to complete the training and can volunteer in ways that do not involve direct contact with clients, such as at fundraisers, tables in malls and other public events, stuffing envelopes and other clerical assistance, etc.

Training is not required for all volunteer opportunities:

Events Assistant
Committee Members
Shelter Maintenance
Homework Helper
Donation Room Volunteer
Clerical Volunteer
Newsletter Writer
Properties Maintenance
Reading at Storytime

Tasks that require training:

Answer Hotline Calls
Emergency Shelter Volunteer
Assist victims in completing Protection from Abuse Orders
Provide information and referrals
and more...

Anyone interested in SWiC’s volunteer training sessions,
contact SWiC's Volunteer Coordinator at 570.622.3991.